Nederlands English Français Deutsch
Basket
Items: 0
Total: € 0.00
Login
E-mail address:
Password:
Password forgotten?
Create account?

Login
Houseplants
Back

Philodendron pteromischum

Aroid398
Specifications
Philodendron pteromischum

Philodendron pteromischum is a small, tropical plant from the aroid family. The bright green leaves grow up to a maximum length of around 15 cm. This plant has a climbing growth habit. The species is cultivated in terraria, or warm greenhouses.

Quantity:
Price: € 70.85
Order
Philodendron pteromischum
Click image to enlarge
Philodendron pteromischum Philodendron pteromischum Philodendron pteromischum Philodendron pteromischum Philodendron pteromischum
Plant type
foliage plant
Place
indoor
Place
artificial lighting
Adult width:
<10 cm
Light
no direct sun
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal
Properties
non-edible

Product info

Philodendron pteromischum is one of the smallest species from the genus Philodendron. This species grows naturally in Central America. Similar to other species from this genus, it is a half epiphytic plant. The species sprouts on the forest floor where it grows towards trees to use as support. Philodendron pteromischum has bright green, narrow egg-shaped leaves that grow from a central rhizome. In between the leaves it produces aerial roots where the plant anchors itself against trees. This plant rarely flowers. The inflorescence looks comparable to other inflorescences within this genus and is not that extraordinary. Propagation of this plant is mostly done by cuttings. Let cuttings root in sphagnum moss or in water.

Height:
10 cm
10 cm
Width:
6 cm
6 cm
Adult height:
<100 cm
<100 cm
Adult width:
<10 cm
<10 cm
Flower period:
All year
all year
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Foliage plant
foliage plant
Growth habit:
Climbing
climbing
Properties:
Non-edible
non-edible
Growth rate:
Slow
slow
Araflora info:
Mini
mini
Natural habitat:
South America
South America
Altitude range:
0-1500 m
0-1500 m
 

Plant care

Philodendron pteromischum grows in warm, tropical forests. This species is mostly grown in terraria or in warm greenhouses. The optimal temperature for this species is between 18 and 30 degrees Celsius. Make sure that humidity does not drop below 70%. This species prefers indirect light and/or direct sunshine, only in the morning. Shade this plant against mid-day and direct sunlight in summer as the leaves could burn. Frequent misting of the leaves favors this species. Because of the climbing growth habit, make sure this plant has some structural support especially at older age. Place this plant in a humus rich, water retentive soil. Make sure that the soil never dries out but prevent it from becoming soggy. Fertilize this plant with nutrients for green plants, half the recommended strength on a monthly basis.

Care:
Easy
easy
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Light:
No direct sun
no direct sun
Light:
Semi sun
semi sun
Watering:
Normal
normal
Watering tips:
Free draining mixture
free draining mixture
Water spraying:
Water spraying
water spraying
Maintenance:
Can be pruned
can be pruned
Place:
Artificial lighting
artificial lighting
Air humidity at day:
60-80%
60-80%
Air humidity at night:
80-100%
80-100%
Day temperature:
10-30 °C
10-30 °C
Night temperature:
12-18 °C
12-18 °C
Temperature max:
35 °C
35 °C
Temperature min:
15 °C
15 °C
Temperature:
< 15 °C
< 15  °C
Fertilize:
Medium
medium
Artificial light height:
20-40 cm
20-40 cm
Soil ph:
<5-8>
<5-8>
Soil type:
Peat
peat
Repotting:
After 2 years
after 2 years
 

Print info

Copyright © Araflora.com 2006 - 2023