A Philodendron Selloum or Tree Philodendron is native to South America, but also grows outdoors on the East and Gulf coasts of the United States. Indoors, the easy-care, self-heading Philodendron Selloum takes up a lot of space, often spreading 5ft. or more with 2ft.-3ft. leaves. The dark green, shiny leaves are large and deeply lobed. A Selloum does grow a trunk as it matures, but the huge drooping leaves usually hide it.
Botanical Name: Philodendron Selloum
Common Name: lacy tree philodendron, selloum, horsehead philodendron
Light Levels: Medium
Highlights: The plant grows to a height of about 3 feet, but it needs lots of elbow room because it can spread up to 6 feet wide.
Care: When a plant has droopy leaves, it can mean that it is getting too little or too much water. The surface of the soil should be dry, but when you insert your index finger into the soil up to the first knuckle, you should find that the soil is slightly moist at this level. Check the holes in the bottom of the pot to make sure water is draining freely. There should be no bits of pottery or pebbles blocking the holes.
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