Philodendron selloum

Philodendron selloum
Optimal Light: Shade
Light Range: Part shade to shade
Soil Moisture: Low to medium
Native: No
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Perennial: N/A
 
Growth Rate: Fast
Mature Height: 6 – 12 ft.
Mature Spread: 10 – 15 ft.
Soil Texture: Any
Soil pH: Slightly acidic,
Slightly alkaline
Salt Tolerance: Low to None
Hardiness Zone: 8b-11

Selloum, Philodendron selloum

Layers of rich green, deeply divided leaves makes philodendron selloum the star of South Florida’s tropical gardening. These magnificent, massive plants bring the look of the tropics to any yard. They will grow in sun but do best in a part sun to part or full shade area. This plant works as a tropical shrub, and may climb a nearby fence or tree (it won’t hurt the tree). However, if you want a true climber, try ‘Monstera deliciosa’ philodendron – sometimes called “Swiss Cheese Plant. “Selloum grows a trunk eventually though you won’t see much of it when the leaves droop over each other in dense layers. These plants also work well in containers by the pool, on a patio or balcony, or even indoors.

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