Plant Care Philodendron gigas

Philodendron gigas

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About Philodendron gigas

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 gigas

How to care for Philodendron gigas


How often to water your Philodendron gigas

Water needs for Philodendron gigas
0.5 cups
every 9

Philodendron gigas 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 Philodendron gigas

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 Philodendron gigas in your home

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

Philodendron gigas 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 Philodendron gigas in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Philodendron gigas

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

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Care Summary for Philodendron gigas

Philodendron gigas

Philodendron gigas

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

Philodendron gigas has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Philodendron gigas has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Philodendron gigas has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Philodendron gigas has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
@amyloudxn avatar
leaf-1 57 Plants
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globe Chermside, Queensland

This one just keeps growing and growing! Beautiful, velvety leaves each bigger than the last. I do keep it in a greenhouse cabinet so typically it gets 60%-70% humidity most of the time but it’s pretty far from the grow light.

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