Philodendron goeldii, Philodendron

Philodendron goeldii

Family: Araceae
Origin: South America
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallVine or creeper plantSemi-shadeRegular water

Native to South America, Philodendron goeldii can be grown in both vine or creeper form.

This Philodendron thrives in semi-shade, making it a great choice for those seeking an exotic and unique touch to the garden. To achieve its maximum growth potential, it should be planted in USDA Zones 9-11, in soils rich in organic matter. Though it takes a while to reach maturity and can grow up to 5-10 feet in height, a little patience and regular watering can lead to a fine showpiece.

In northern regions where winter weather can be unforgiving and freeze temperatures are common, growing Philodendron goeldii in pots can help ensure its lasting beauty. Utilizing sheltered deck, patio, or balcony overhangs that help provide necessary shelter is an ideal growing situation for this large shrub. When multiplying from cuttings, it's important to keep the soil moderately moist and use fresh soil for the new cuttings.

For the best results, fertilizer should be applied bi-monthly. As the Philodendron goeseldii reaches immediate maturity and larger growth, additional bi-monthly fertilization won't be needed. However, it's essential to use the right fertilizer and balance to keep this beautiful plant thriving.

This magnificent philodendron is surprisingly hardy and forgiving, making its care relatively easy. While stunning as a center-piece specimen, this Philodendron also pairs well with other decorative elements in the garden. With its open-circular form, it creates a botanical display unlike any other in the garden. An exotic living sculpture that's sure to draw the right kind of attention.

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