Plant Care Philodendron Selloum

Philodendron Selloum

Also known as

Tree Philodendron, Tree Philodendron, Philodendron selloum, Philodendron 'Shangri-La', Philodendron Shangri-La and Philodendron 'Shangrila'

Taxonomy

Philodendron bipinnatifidum
Philodendron
Araceae
Alismatales

How to care for Philodendron Selloum

💦 Water

How often to water your Philodendron Selloum

Water needs for Philodendron Selloum
0.5 cups
every 9

Philodendron Selloum 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 Selloum

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Tree Philodendron in your home

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

Philodendron Selloum 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 Selloum in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Philodendron Selloum

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Philodendron Selloum is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


💦 Water Needs

Philodendron Selloum prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Philodendron Selloum 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 in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Philodendron Selloum prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.


🪴 Soil

Philodendron Selloum does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!


💩 Fertilizer

Philodendron Selloum should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


❄️ Dormancy

Philodendron Selloum does not have a typical pattern of dormancy. If you notice their growth slowing down substantially, double check that they are getting enough sunlight and water to thrive!


🌎 Native Region

Philodendron Selloum is native to Central, South America, and the Caribbean.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Philodendron Selloum will branch off as it grows. To encourage branching, pinch off the newest growth at the tip and the stem will branch off into two.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Philodendron Selloum can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 9a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Philodendron Selloum

Philodendron Selloum

Philodendron Selloum


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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