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Plant Care Guide >> Indoor Plants >> Pandanus sanderi
Philodendron selloum is one of the best tropical-effect plants and excitingly hardy. Its massive silhouette wide leaves give a lush tropical effect. It grows well with low maintenance. It is a magnificent and striking plant ideally suited to big spaces that need simple dramatic statements.
Common name:

Split leaf philodendron, tree philodendron

Botanical Name:

Philodendron selloum

Family:

Araceae

Foliage:

The deeply divided, usually drooping, medium green leaves grow up to three feet long and 12 to 18 inches wide, appearing on long, smooth petioles.

Flowers:

White fragrant flowers which appear periodically throughout the year.

Light:

The plant needs to be grown in shade.

Temperature:

The plant requires warm temperatures.

Soil:

Grows best in a well-drained, light soil enriched with leaf mold, peat moss or compost.

Humidity:

House plants should be misted regularly if the air is very dry.

Watering:

Regular watering should be done for optimum growth. Allow the soil to dry down a few inches of soil before watering again.

Pest and Problems:

The plant is occasionally affected by aphids and mealybugs.

Growth habit:

The plant can get as large as 15' tall and 15' wide with a stem 6" or more in diameter.

Fertilizing:

Fertilize at 3-4 month intervals with a general purpose house plant fertilizer.

Pruning:

Occasional grooming is required should lower leaves become discolored.

Propagation:

Propagation is done from seeds, stem cuttings and offsets.

Special Care:

Do not prune aerial roots, rather direct back into soil.

Landscaping Utility:

The plant is good for mass planting in shady locations. It can be used in beds under trees.

Uses:

Container plant for public buildings and offices, mass planting, specimen plant, container plant, accent plant, suitable for growing indoors

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