Philodendron Selloum Care

Philodendron selloum is a bold and beautiful tropical plant with pinnatifid leaves growing from a main stubby stalk. Individual leaves get very large and are glossy green and deeply lobed. Philodendron is used for both indoors and outdoors. Foliage will become a darker green in low light areas.


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Philodendron Selloum Care Tips

Light & Philodendrons

Philodendrons will tolerate some shade but prefer strong light. Light requirements for indoors are four to eight hours of filtered light. Do no place the plant in a window where it will receive direct sunlight through the glass.

Water & Soil

Philodendrons prefer slightly moist soil. They take misting of foliage well. Whether in containers or open ground outdoors, philodendron selloum prefers a good organic, loose, and well-drained soil like premium potting soil mix.

Fertilizing Philodendrons

Feed lightly and frequently for good growth and color with a 20-20-20 or similar tropical house plant fertilizer for indoors, or tree and shrub fertilizer for outdoors.

Insects & Pests

Selloums are susceptible to spider mites, especially when kept indoors. Timing is very important to kill the entire egg hatch. Use spreader sticker to obtain optimum coverage and be sure to spray both sides of the leaves. Consult an Heirloom Gardens Texas Certified Nursery Professional for current recommendations.

Frost &  Philodendrons

When Philodendrons are planted outdoors in the ground, they should be protected from frost, as leaves will be damaged. They will put new foliage out in early spring.

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