Plant Care Ecuador Philodendron

Ecuador Philodendron

4.7 out of 5 (7 experiences)

Ecuador Philodendron has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily
Ecuador Philodendron has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

About Ecuador Philodendron

Philodendrons grow aerial roots that grip the bark of trees, allowing them to grow over 20 feet tall! Their leaves change shape as they climb and can grow larger than a dinner plate. Fossils show Philodendrons growing as far back as 30 million years ago when South America was still connected to Antarctica! ❄️


Philodendron verrucosum

Also known as

Verrucosum 'Mini' and Philodendron verrucosum 'L.Mathieu ex Schott'

How to care for Ecuador Philodendron


How often to water your Ecuador Philodendron

Water needs for Ecuador Philodendron
0.5 cups
every 9

Ecuador Philodendron needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Ecuador Philodendron

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Ecuador Philodendron in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Ecuador Philodendron: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Ecuador Philodendron can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Ecuador Philodendron in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Ecuador Philodendron

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Ecuador Philodendron: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Ecuador Philodendron after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Ecuador Philodendron

Ecuador Philodendron

Ecuador Philodendron

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 6ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Ecuador Philodendron has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Ecuador Philodendron has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Ecuador Philodendron has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Ecuador Philodendron has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Ecuador Philodendron has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Hmoursy avatar
leaf-1 58 Plants
xp 7,608 XP
globe Doha, Al Rayyan Municipality

Survive and very lovely leaf vibrant colors

Nellbell85 avatar
leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 495 XP
globe Boulder, CO

I love this plant. The color on the leaves is so amazing. The red & green will show up more as it matures. It’s still a philodendron, with the easy car.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Misia avatar
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 142 XP

Have to get used to new home 🏠 Higher humidity helps them

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves

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