Philodendron squamiferum is a climbing aroid native to South America, grown ornamentally for its uniquely shaped leaves and bright red hairy petioles. The name "squamiferum" refers to these bristly structures, as squameus means "scaly" in Latin. As much as we love the fuzzy stems, we also love watching the leaf shape change as the plant grows more mature. As it climbs up a moss pole, the plant's leaves become more and more lobed, resembling a cross between Philodendron pedatum and Philodendron bipennifolium.
• Light: Place in bright, indirect light
• Water: Water when at least the top half of soil feels dry -- This Philodendron doesn't respond well to overwatering
• Considerations: Use a well-draining, chunky soil mix, and use a moss pole to encourage larger, more lobed leaves
What to Expect
You'll get a healthy Philodendron squamiferum that meets our rigorous quality standards in a 4" nursery pot. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos.
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