Elephant Ear Philodendron
Elephant Ear Philodendron (Philodendron domesticum or Philodendron tuxla)
This vining type of philodendron with long, arrow-shaped leaves, prefers warmth, moisture and indirect light.
Although not a climber, the slow-growing Elephant ear philodendron needs a support for proper self-expression. Consider using a water-absorbent support, such as a slab of redwood bark or wire with sphagnum moss stakes, to provide a natural support and moisture for this Tropical plant.
The leaves reach a width of 4 inches and 7 inches in length at maturity. Flowers are rare in cultivation but when they do bloom, are yellowish-white.
Shade to semi-shade.
Keep the soil evenly moist, but not soggy during the growing months (spring and summer). Root rot may occur if the soil is too cold and wet. Water with a diluted liquid fertilizer at half-strength throughout the year. Mist often and wipe the leaves with a damp cloth or sponge.
Grows well in potting soil, but less watering is required in a hydroculture setup.