Philodendron rugosum, Pig Skin

Philodendron rugosum

Pig Skin
Family: Araceae
Origin: South America
USDA Zone: 10-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapVine or creeper plantSemi-shadeRegular water

It is an evergreen, fast growing vine or creeper with thick, glossy leaves. Philodendron rugosum is easy to grow and can tolerate semi-shade to full sun. Keep its soil moist but not wet and water regularly.

Philodendron rugosum is suitable for USDA Zones 10-11. In colder regions, winter protection or growing in pot are recommended. To ensure healthy growth, choose a potting mix that is rich and loose with excellent drainage. During colder periods provide additional protection with fleece or a plastic cover. When the weather warms, ensure the soil is evenly moist at all times. Feed with a balanced liquid fertilizer every two weeks during the growing season. In winter and early spring reduce the amount of water and fertilizer but provide some to ensure the leaves are healthy and green. Prune young plants to encourage branching and remove old leaves. Philodendron rugosum is a great choice for those looking for a fast-growing, evergreen, subtropical vine or creeper. This is a great addition to any garden, balcony or patio.

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