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Philodendron verrucosum - Verrucosum Philodendron


Hold your breath while you gaze upon the unique beauty of this fabulous Philodendron verrucosum. Known for its velvety leaves and unique striations of color, the Philodendron verrucosum is a favorite amongst collectors due to its diversity of qualities. Some ages of Philodendron verrucosum have slightly hairy petioles, giving them an alluring texture, while others have a unique backside. The Philodendron verrucosum do enjoy climbing, so make sure you have a totem for it to adventure up!

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Philodendron verrucosum 
  • Common Name: Philodendron verrucosum
  • Family: Aroid 
  • Native Range: Central to South America in countries such as Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Advanced
  • Light: Requires bright indirect light to maintain variegation, do not expose to direct light as this will burn the white parts of the leaves 
  • Water: Use a well draining soil mix and keep moist during summer. Allow to dry out completely between waterings during winter.
  • Humidity: Average
  • Temperature: 65-75F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves and control growth.
  • Feeding: Fertilize with an all-purpose liquid plant food during spring and summer once a month
  • Propagation: Stem cuttings in water 
  • Growth: Upright, bushy, can grow to about 2 feet in diameter 
  • Pests: Generally not subject to pests with regular maintenance 
  • Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets