Plant Care Tree Philodendron

Tree Philodendron

4.6 out of 5 (11 experiences)

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

About Tree Philodendron

Tree Philodendron is a popular houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in moderate sunlight 🌤 and should be less than 6 feet from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as having large, lush leaves and a fast grower with a whopping 224 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Tree Philodendron likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Tree Philodendron belongs to the philodendron genus, and is native to South America.


Philodendron bipinnatifidum

Also known as

Philodendron selloum and Philodendron 'Shangri-La'

How to care for Tree Philodendron


How often to water your Tree Philodendron

Water needs for Tree Philodendron
0.5 cups
every 9

Tree 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 Tree Philodendron

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Tree Philodendron in your home

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

Tree 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 💪.

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How to fertilize Tree Philodendron

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

Difficulty Level

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

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Care Summary for Tree Philodendron

Tree Philodendron

Tree 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

Tree Philodendron has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 9
Tree Philodendron has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 7
Tree Philodendron has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 5
Tree Philodendron has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Tree Philodendron has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Tree Philodendron has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Jrobin4 avatar
leaf-1 18 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 30 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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