Plant Care Philodendron Selloum

Philodendron Selloum

4.6 out of 5 (10 experiences)

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

Also known as

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


Philodendron bipinnatifidum

How to care for Philodendron Selloum


How often to water your Philodendron Selloum

Water needs for Philodendron Selloum
0.5 cups
every 12

Philodendron Selloum needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 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

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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 💪.

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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.

Difficulty Level

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

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Care Summary for Philodendron Selloum

Philodendron Selloum

Philodendron Selloum

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 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 Selloum has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 8
Philodendron Selloum has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 6
Philodendron Selloum has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 5
Philodendron Selloum has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Philodendron Selloum has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Philodendron Selloum has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Jrobin4 avatar
leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 501 XP

Big and tropical! I just wish mine would fill in a bit more. If so, it would be a five star and one of my faves.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Clarikatie avatar
leaf-1 32 Plants
xp 601 XP
globe Silver Spring, Maryland

Large beautiful leaves and hardy constitution!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Lalawilk365 avatar
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 339 XP
globe McKinney, Texas

Not my favorite plant. Very finicky and bipolar. Doesn’t like a lot of light or water but you can’t go too long or it will die or leaves turn yellow fast.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pest magnet Pest magnet

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