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Philodendron Philodendron

Growing Philodendrons: Tips at a Glance

Glossy, cheerful Philodendrons are the tropical plant that gardeners most often bring in as a houseplant. They will forgive you if you forget to water them.

  • Type Foliage plant
  • Lifespan Perennial
  • USDA Zones 9-11
  • Light Filtered
  • Water Moist soil
  • When to Plant Propagate root cuttings
  • Design Tip Indoor jungle
  • Other Uses Trailing vines
  • Peak Season Evergreen

Philodendrons: A Field Guide

With their glossy leaves and cheerful nature, it’s not hard to understand why members of the tropical Philodendron family fall into that category of outdoor plants that people in cold climates bring indoors as houseplants.

There are nearly 500 species of Philodendron, the two main types being vines and nonclimbers. Native to the West Indies and warm climates in the Americas, large-leafed varieties of Philodendron are statement plants in a tropical garden. Indoors on a windowsill, a vining philodendron will thrive even if you forget to water it.

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