Philodendron Selloum

*Plant height will vary. Planter not included. 

This plant boasts green shiny leaves that are lobed. If it is taken care of well it can live over 15yrs. These plants thrive in low light! 

Part Sun
Pet Toxic

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Native to South America. Philodendron derives from the Greek philo which means love/affectation and dendron meaning tree. Philodendron Selloum’s can grow to be 5ft tall but you can prune and propagate the leaves to keep it controlled or to promote a bushier look. As the plant matures a trunk will become more prominent. Unlike other Philodendron’s this variety prefers the soil to be moist but not soggy. During the winter it is recommended to water less often. 

Part Sun

This plant likes most rooms with windows facing west or east. You could place it in a spot away from a very sunny window – as light intensity goes down quick as you move away from the light source.


Water one a week. Before watering, feel the soil, top layer should be dry, if not dry wait a day or two. If the soil still is wet you risk giving the plant too much water, you don’t want it to rot.

Pet Toxic

Only when ingested it may cause mild oral and gastrointestinal upsetness. Keep out of reach from pets and small children.

Philodendron Selloum

Care Tips

This plant needs good drainage within their pot

Avoid placing directly in a window sill since the leaves can burn

Remove dust once a month, with a wet sponge, to keep the leaves clean in order to help the photosynthesis process and so that is it less prone to pests

This plant enjoys humidity so purchasing a humidifier is a good idea or mist the leaves daily

Excessive water can turn the leaves yellow, remove if this happens

This plant contains calcium oxalate crystals that oozes when cut

Native to South America

Common Names

Philodendron Hope
Tree Philodendron

Botanical Name

Philodendron Bipinnatifidum



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