Lacy Tree Philodendron

By Plant Liker •  Updated: 06/25/14 •  1 min read

Lacy Tree Philodendron (Philodendron selloum)

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The Lacy tree philodendron needs space to grow, and is well-suited to indoor areas with high-ceilings. Of all the philodendrons, the Lacy tree tolerates lower light levels and drier air; still, to thrive, give this plant lots of light, warmth (but not above 75 degrees F) and moisture. To slow its growth, feed it less fertilizer and do not repot too often.

Poisonous to animals if eaten.



Root rot is likely if the soil is kept too wet and cold.

Water thoroughly and keep the soil most but not soggy in spring and summer. Water less in the winter. Mist often. Feed through March to September with a weak solution of fertilizer. Wipe the leaves with a damp cloth.

Grow in standard potting soil, or, for an easier care method, in a hydroculture setup.

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