PlantsPhilodendrons→Velvet-leaf Philodendron (Philodendron verrucosum)

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10b +1.7 °C (35 °F) to +4.4 °C (40 °F)
Plant Height: Climbs 8 to 12 feet or more
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Pubescent (velvety) medium green leaves with lime green veining, maroon reverse.
Fruit: Other: Berry white when ripe.
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Toxicity: Other: All parts of plant contain calcium oxalate crystals, an irritant to the mouth and esophagus.
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Remove seed(s) from berry which contains chemicals that inhibit germination.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable for hanging baskets


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Location: My greenhouse, FloridaDate: 4000-09-18fantastic plant leaves get bigger as it climbs
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Location: My greenhouse, FloridaDate: 2020-01-06I love the fuzzy cataphyll and petiole on this philodendron
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Location: My GardenDate: 2014-05-15
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