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Scientific Name: Philodendron bipinnatifidum
Pronunciation: fill-uh-DEN-drun bye-pin-at-ee-FYE-dum
Common Name: tree philodendron, spilt-leaf philodendron, selloum
Family Name: Araceae
Plant Type: Indoor foliage plant
Key ID Features: Leaf blades glossy, deeply-dissected, up to 40 cm long indoors (to 90 cm long outdoors in the tropics), margins wavy, petioles sturdy and usually longer than blade.
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293

Habit: Spreading, Upright
Form: Vase
Texture: Very coarse
Mature Size:
Height:2 - 3m
Spread:0.6 - 1.0m
Origin: South America (Brazil, Paraguay)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 9: (-7 to -1 C)
Exposure: Filtered shade, Full sun only if soil kept moist, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Indoor plant
Additional Info: Google. Compare to P. selloum
tree philodendron, spilt-leaf philodendron, selloum
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Lobed, Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Surfaces: Lustrous
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Deltoid
Apices: Acute
Bases: Hastate
Margins: Pinnately lobed, Undulate (wavy)

Inflorescence Type: Spadix (& spathe)
Flower Morphology:Monoecious plant
Number of Petals:0
Colour (petals): White
Flower Time at Peak: Can flower any month
Additional Info: Rare on indoor plants
Fruit Type: Berry (true), Multiple fruit
Fruit Colour: Green
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant
Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Aerial or climbing roots

Propagation: Seed, Stem tip cuttings
Plant Care:
Optimal Temp.: High indoor temperature
Light Level:Medium indoor light level
Pest Susceptibility: Mites, Root rot, Scale insects, ( Pest resistant, Disease resistant )
(GNH) GreeNHouse
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