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Philodendron gigas

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Philodendron gigas

Philodendron gigas is a low maintenance plant with a striking foliage. It is one the biggest growing species of Philodendrons, with its intense dark green and strongly veined leaves it is a real eyecatcher and a must-have for every Philodendron lover according to Araflora.

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Philodendron gigas
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Plant type
foliage plant
Place
indoor
Place
container plant
Place
artificial lighting
Adult width:
<70 cm
Light
no direct sun
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal
Properties
non-edible

Product info

Philodendron gigas is a real climbing Philodendron as it is one of the biggest growing species out there in the wild, it can grow up to 20 metres! The petioles grow very winding and are pale green to more dark green coloured. Philodendron Gigas is native to tropics of Panama. Newly emerging leaves of Philodendron Gigas start out copper-coloured with white veining and gradually the colour will change to dark green and the veins become light green of colour. But still a red/copper glow may be visible around some veins on the leaves. Philodendron Gigas is a very popular plant and is therefore rather hard to get. Araflora does advises to place this plant out of reach from pets and little children, since Philodendrons are toxic when consumed. Philodendron Gigas will like some support during its growth from something like a moss pole, because it’s a viny climber.

Height:
20 cm
20 cm
Width:
10 cm
10 cm
Adult height:
>100 cm
>100 cm
Adult width:
<70 cm
<70 cm
Flower colour:
Red
red
Flower period:
All year
all year
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Foliage plant
foliage plant
Growth habit:
Normal
normal
Properties:
Non-edible
non-edible
Growth rate:
Slow
slow
Araflora info:
Giant
giant
Araflora info:
No shipping
no shipping
Natural habitat:
South America
South America
Altitude range:
0-1500 m
0-1500 m
 

Plant care

Philodendron Gigas prefers bright light conditions, but it should be strongly filtered or indirect sunlight. It will also do fine with lower light levels, but this will result in smaller leaves and longer stems. Araflora thinks this plant is best placed at an south-, east- or west-facing window but with enough distance from the window or with a sunscreen. Philodendron Gigas prefers a higher humidity level of around 60% to 80%, but it will do okay with lower humidity levels too. To keep the humidity at a sufficient level, the plant should be misted multiple times a week. Araflora uses a well-draining soil mixture with a sufficient water holding capacity that has a neutral pH of around 6.0, but if the pH rises up to 7.5 it is also still okay. The soil should be kept moist, watering is best done every 5 days during the growing season, spring and summer, but the frequency can be lowered during the colder months. Water when the top soil is dry to touch and avoid giving the plant wet feet, while this will cause root rot. The minimum temperature for Philodendron Gigas is 10°C, the plant will thrive with temperatures ranging from 12°C to 30°C. Araflora advises to provide Philodendron Gigas with some well-balanced regular water soluble houseplant fertilizer on a weekly basis during spring and summer, but reduce the frequency to once a month during the colder months. It is important to dilute the fertilizer to only half of the recommended dosage in order to prevent overfertilization.

Care:
Very easy
very easy
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Place:
Container plant
container plant
Light:
No direct sun
no direct sun
Light:
Semi sun
semi sun
Watering:
Normal
normal
Watering tips:
Free draining mixture
free draining mixture
Watering tips:
Not standing in water
not standing in water
Maintenance:
Can be pruned
can be pruned
Place:
Artificial lighting
artificial lighting
Air humidity at day:
60-80%
60-80%
Air humidity at night:
60-80%
60-80%
Day temperature:
10-30 °C
10-30 °C
Night temperature:
12-18 °C
12-18 °C
Temperature max:
30 °C
30 °C
Temperature min:
15 °C
15 °C
Temperature:
< 15 °C
< 15  °C
Fertilize:
Little
little
Soil ph:
<5-8>
<5-8>
Soil type:
Peat
peat
Repotting:
After 2 years
after 2 years
 

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