Philodendron Selloum

PLANT PROFILE: Philodendron Selloum
Common Name: Philodendron 
Scientific/Botanical Name: Philodendron Bipinnatifidum
Type of Plant: Belongs to the family Araceae
Origin: Native to South America, namely to Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina and Paraguay but is also cultivated as a landscape plant in tropical, subtropical and warm temperate climates.
Where to grow
Philodendron (Selloum “Compacta”) can be kept indoors or grown outdoors. Preferring a semi-shades position.
Keep moist in a well draining soil. Water from above and put saucers under plants to allow excess water to drain away. Water less in winter than in summer when actively growing.
Feed with a slow release fertilizer (small pot) or a balanced liquid fertilizer (large pot/outdoors) if desired every few weeks during the growing season
The Philodendron can reach 1.5m high with a 1m spread either side. Pinch off dying stems with your thumb and forefinger and remove any damaged or yellowing leaves. Remove wayward branches with secateurs if necessary.
Dust can quickly build up on leaves. This isn't only unsightly but also prevents plants from growing properly. Clean with a piece of cotton wool dipped in water.