Deep burgundy stems lined with tiny touchable hairs and lush green leaves...A true wonder!
Part of the Araceae plant family, the Squamiferum is a big foliage plant that has been on-trend for a while now, with Monsteras taking centre stage. If you're looking for something that's on the same page but slightly off the beaten track, the Squamiferum is a fab choice! If you have someone at home struggling with asthma, this plant can really help!
This one comes with its own supportive bamboo frame. You can train it to climb or remove the frame altogether and let it trail. Although its appearance is similar to Monstera deliciosas it’s easy to tell them apart. Philodendron Squamiferums’ stems are covered in fuzzy red hairs.
Easy to care for, this is a great plant to display in any room
The Philodendron Squamiferum absorbs impurities from the air as part of its photosynthesis, so it’s a great air purifier
The Squaniferum loves humid environments
Philodendron Squamiferum are slow growers and don’t need constant pruning unless you want to control its size
In Greek, Philo means 'love' and Dendron means ‘tree’. The name was chosen in 1829 because they are 'tree huggers'
Tropic like it’s hot! A beautiful plant that will add a summer feel to any room in your home!
Philodendron Squamiferum Care Guide
Being a native of rainforests, it doesn’t cope well with direct sunlight as this is blocked by canopies. Make sure your plant is placed somewhere with medium to bright light
Make sure the top few inches of the soil is dry between waterings. Water every week during summer and less in winter
Keep in a well-heated room during the winter as the plant does not like the cold weather
This Philodendron will also appreciate a dash of fertiliser in the water during the growing season
Its roots were made for gripping so it doesn’t do well in dense soil. The perfect mixture would include a moisture-retaining ingredient like sphagnum moss or coco coir with perlite to allow water-flow
Keep your Philodendron Squamiferum misted regularly and, it can help increase the humidity of a room by 15%
Philodendron Squamiferum General Information
Their natural habitat is the rainforests of South America, especially French Guiana, Suriname and Brazil
As an aroid epiphyte, it has the ability to reach impressive heights. Even a single leaf on a mature plant can reach 18” in length
It’s toxic if ingested. Keep away from nibbly pets and curious children