One of the rarest Philodendrons for you!
This rare Philodendron 'Fuzzy Petiole' makes a beautiful houseplant, with large dramatic leaves that turn from deep pink to green as they grow, contrasting with fabulous red fuzzy petioles.
This highly sought-after rare Aroid is a newly discovered variety of Philodendron that is super easy to care for, with a bold and vibrant look. Philodendron Fuzzy Petiole adapts well to different environments, varying humidity and sporadic watering schedules. This colourful and collectable plant will suit seasoned plant owners and newbies alike!
Fun Fact: Fuzzy Petiole has air-purifying qualities!
Key Benefits of the Fuzzy Petiole
- Besides its rarity and popularity, the Fuzzy Petiole makes a great houseplant because of its easy-going nature! It can tolerate low light and varying conditions. Fuzzy Petiole thrives in higher humidity which makes it a great plant for bathrooms, kitchens, and any higher humidity homes.
- It’s also beautiful! With wonderful colour contrast between leaf stems and large leaves, the red, green and pink combined with fuzzy stalks look both exotic and stylish. It’s perfect for adding a verdant flash to any neglected corners of the home.
- With weekly watering and even a tray of pebbles for extra moisture, your Philodendron Fuzzy Petiole will be a fast-growing addition to your houseplant collection.
- This easy-care houseplant makes a great gift for even forgetful friends! It’s forgiving if a watering every once in a while is forgotten, but don’t make a habit of it.
The Fuzzy Petiole Plant Story
Where is it from?
Fuzzy Petiole is native to the Rio Nangaritiza valley, Ecuador, in South America.
Who is the Fuzzy Petiole?
Fuzzy Petiole is a popular, newly discovered and rare species of Philodendron that was first propagated from tissue culture. It is an Aroid with no official name, commonly named for its fabulous fuzzy red petioles.
It is often compared to Philodendron Verrucosum however the foliage is lighter in colour and Fuzzy Petiole is a much easier plant to care for. It’s fast-growing and offers beautiful luscious foliage, with a bumpy texture. In their natural environment, these aroids climb in the canopy, so as a houseplant it will benefit from trellis or bamboo to climb, and regular repotting if you’d like it to reach its full potential height of around 2 metres tall!
The unfussy Philodendron is okay with most average household humidity levels, but it will really thrive in high humidity! Mist or place on a tray of pebbles to increase humidity, or place in a bathroom/steamy kitchen.
Is the Fuzzy Petiole the right plant for me?
Are you a collector of rare plants? Do you love vibrant colours? Is there a low-lit corner of your home that could do with a flash of green? Or a humid room that could do with some foliage? If you’re looking for an easy-care rare Aroid and something that makes a conversation starter, this fuzzy and fascinating houseplant could be just what you’ve been waiting for. The Fuzzy Petiole is un-fussy and low maintenance, so makes a great gift for keen houseplant collectors and newbies alike.