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The philodendron squamiferum is one of the most eccentric family favorites! Distinct from the rest philodendron because it has large, lobed leaves  with red petioles and stems covered by a very characteristic hairy texture. Despite having fairly wide leaves, it is a climber and therefore, as it develops, it should be tutored to obtain good growth.

The philodendron squamiferum is an elegant and exotic plant that is essential for lovers and collectors of rare plants.




Light: It prefers abundant indirect light, tolerating partial light and shade. Avoid direct sunlight as it can burn the leaves.

Temperature: It prefers environments with mild to high temperatures between 18-28ºC. Being able to withstand low temperatures of up to 12ºC for short periods of time. Avoid a combination of low temperature and drought.

Watering: Allow the substrate to dry slightly between waterings, keep the soil minimally moist. Excess water can lead to root rot.

Fertilization: Apply a light dose of fertigation fertilizer 1 to 2 times during the spring.

Tips: Clean regularly with a damp cloth any dust that may accumulate on the surface of the leaves.

Air purifiers: The philodendron have the ability to filter existing toxins in the small layer of air around them, such as formaldehyde, trochloroethylene and benzene, making them an excellent choice for offices and bedrooms.

Toxicity: Toxic plant when ingested, keep away from animals and children.

Origin: Central America.

Philodendron squamiferum

SKU: P2578
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