Philodendron tortum - Fernleaf Philodendron
Philodendron tortum is a vining aroid from South America with lacy, delicate leaves, giving it the common name Fernleaf Philodendron. The plant's leaves are described as pinnatifid, or pinnately divided, meaning the leaf has extreme lobes, making the plant look like it's growing palm fronds instead of aroid leaves.
When small, the internodes of this plant are often really close together, and the plant looks like a cycad. Given a climbing pole, this plant will start to vine and climb up the support structure.
• Light: Place in bright, indirect light. A few hours of direct sunlight is okay, especially morning sunlight.
• Water: Water when the top half of soil feels dry. Increase watering if you use an airy soil mix.
• Considerations: Use a well-draining, chunky soil mix, and use a moss pole to encourage larger leaves. Humidity helps the delicate leaves unfurl.
What to Expect
You'll get a healthy Philodendron tortum 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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