Philodendron Squamiferum - The Hairy Philodendron
The Hairy Philodendron is just the most awesome Philo to have in the home! It's super tricky to get hold of so truly worth the detective work to find one. Once you have the Philodendron Squamiferum it's a breeze from there on out - they are super easy to care for and very rewarding. They are an aroid epiphyte with the ability to reach impressive heights. Even a single leaf on a mature plant can reach 18” in length.
Like other aroids, Philodendron squamiferum naturally attaches itself to trees in the rainforest, creeping upwards towards the light. Direct sun is blocked out by the canopies in these habitats, meaning the species has not evolved to withstand direct sun.
Your Plant will be delivered in a 15cm pot with an approximate height of 45cm.
Care Tip: Maintain a strong growing structure such as a moss pole, trellis or climbing frame.
|Water Requirements||Regular Water Requirement|
|Toxicity||Not Pet Safe - Keep Out Of Reach|
|Light Requirements||Happy In Light Or Shade|
|Pot Size||15 cm Pot|
|Plant Height||45 - 75 cm Height|
Botanical Name: Philodendron Squamiferum
Common Names: Hairy Philodrendron
About Your Order:
Pot Sizes Explained
Your plant will be delivered in a 15cm nursery pot. When ordering a plant for a decorative plant pot, please ensure the nursery pot is a couple of centimeters smaller that the decorative pot.
Unpacking Your Plant
When your plant is packed, the growers will ensure the plant is packed tightly to ensure they are protected during transit. Open the outer packing and you may find that some stems, vines or leaves need to be unfurled. Don't rush, transporting plants can be a little stressful for them so slowly tease apart over the coming days. Some loss of leaves is unavoidable, however all of our plants are sent in top health so will recover and regenerate accordingly with their species.
A Bit About Philodendron Plants
This plant belongs to the Philodendron genus in the family Araceae. Believe it or not - the philodendron genus is the second largest member of the Araceae family!
The name Philodendron is derived from the Greek work ‘philo’ translated as love, and ‘dendron’ – translated as ‘tree’. We think that ‘love tree’ is a pretty good name for the Philodendron!
Unlike other members of the Araceae family, Philodendrons come in many varieties – many displaying their own version of the Philodendron leaf or stem, in different shapes and forms.
Depending on the variety, the growth habits of the philodendron can be epiphytic, hemiepiphytic or once in a while – terrestrial. (Visit our plant blog to read more about different growth habits of plants).
The great thing about Philodendrons as house plants is that they do not have a single type of leaf, but young leaves that develop over time into adult leaves which have a completely different look. This is part of the joy of watching your philo-plant grow. The process of producing adult leaves on a more mature plant is called metamorphosis.
Philodendrons have both aerial and subterranean roots. Aerial roots can occur from any plant node so they can often appear at the top of the stem! These roots are helpful both for anchoring the plant to a tree (or moss pole), as well as helping to collect water and nutrients.
A Philodendron can produce both flowers and berries in its natural habitat – so if you see these forming on your houseplant then you know he is happy in his home!