Philodendron ‘Hope’

Prime, frilled tropical foliage on a bushy shrub. Broad leaf form. A care free, easy and adaptable houseplant.
Philodendron 'Hope'
height 1–5ft
width 3–6ft
tolerates Heat, Pots
Indoors philodendrons want water when the top of the soil is dry, but you can still feel moisture just below the surface. This plant will often fall into a once-a-week watering cycle, but remember that your watering should be based on the moisture left in the soil, which will depend partly on the moisture in the room and the weather outside. The soil surface goes a bit deeper for larger pots; for example, a plant in a 14-inch diameter pot should dry out a couple of inches deep before you water it, while a plant in a 4-inch pot will only want to dry out in the top half inch or so of soil.
exposure Full Shade – Part Shade
In or Out
drainage In Ground: Planting Mix, In Pots: Potting Soil
fertilizing All Purpose
origin Tropical Americas
9, 12–24, H2

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Growing Notes

This philodendron stays squat with a rounded wide form, making it an easy low maintenance option. Papery leaf sheaths at the base of each leaf are easily pulled off once a leaf matures for those who can not resist plucking at their plants!
This plant has aerial roots that grow along its trunk. In nature these help to secure the plant, which is often growing in very little soil. Some people feel they add character, while others see them as a distraction from this plants true beauty. If you are one of the latter don’t worry about pruning off the roots as removing them won’t affect the health of your plant.

Special Interest

Thought to be a selection of Philodendron bipinnatifidum (selloum).

Cut leaves are a long lasting addition to floral arrangements.

More Info

This plant has been raised to live indoors; however, it can also grow outdoors in mild areas of California. Keep in mind that the plant will go through a stressful transition, especially if moved outside in particularly hot, cold, or wet weather. Even if this plant will eventually thrive in direct sunlight, it has not been grown in this level of light, so if you plant it in direct sun, just expect that the leaves may burn at first, then happily regrow as they acclimate to the new levels of light. Planting in the spring or fall will help with this transition.