Plant Care Hairy Philodendron

Hairy Philodendron

4.6 out of 5 (7 experiences)

Hairy Philodendron has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Hairy Philodendron has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

About Hairy 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 squamiferum

Also known as

Red Bristle Philodendron

How to care for Hairy Philodendron


How often to water your Hairy Philodendron

Water needs for Hairy Philodendron
0.5 cups
every 9

Hairy 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 Hairy 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 Hairy Philodendron in your home

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

Hairy 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 đź’Ş.

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How to fertilize Hairy Philodendron

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Hairy 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 Hairy Philodendron after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Hairy Philodendron

Hairy Philodendron

Hairy 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

Hairy Philodendron has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 6
Hairy Philodendron has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 5
Hairy Philodendron has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
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