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Plant Know-How: Philodendron squamiferum

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This is Philodendron squamiferum, a unique Aroid easily identified by its red fuzzy petioles! Philodendron squamiferum is native to South America where it grows up the trunks of trees. This is a true climbing Philodendron and a wonderful example of way Philodendron leaves change shape as they mature. The immature leaves of Philodendron squamiferum are round and ovate, but as it climbs upwards Philodendron squamiferum will develop deeply lobed, mature leaves. This is such a fun plant to watch grow and change! To encourage your plant to produce mature leaves its best to grow your Philodendron squamiferum on a moss pole, or give it some kind of support to help it grow upwards! If you've grown Philodendrons before you'll find caring for Philodendron squamiferum a breeze. If you want to know all of the ins and out of Philodendron squamiferum's care then read on!
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Light Requirements: Philodendron squamiferum does best grown in bright indirect light. It can be grown in medium indirect light but it will take a long time for your plant to produce mature leaves!

Water Tips for Philodendron squamiferum: Allow the top 1/4th of the soil to go dry before watering. If you need some help knowing when to water your plant a moisture meter is a great tool that takes out all the guesswork!

The Best Soil for Philodendron squamiferum: Your plant will grow best in a chunky, well draining soil mix. Our Folia Favorite Potting Mix is a great choice!

Is Philodendron squamiferum Pet Safe? Philodendron squamiferum is not pet safe and can be toxic when consumed by pets. If you're looking for pet-safe plants, be sure to check out the Pet Safe category of the Plant Care Compendium

Did you know? Philodendron squamiferum leaves can get dusty over time. Give your plant a wipe down from time to time to keep it dust free and help it to photosynthesize effectively!