Botanical name: Philodendron bipinnatifidum
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, this easy-care, self-heading philodendron selloum takes up a lot of space, often spreading 5ft. or more with 2ft.-3ft. leaves.
A philodendron selloum grows well in bright indirect light. In lower light the leaves turn a darker green; direct sun or too much light burns or fades the leaves.
Unlike other philodendrons, the selloum likes moist but not soggy soil. During the winter, water less often, keeping the soil barely moist. Feed monthly during the spring, summer, and fall with a water-soluble balanced fertilizer diluted to ½ the recommended strength. Too much plant food causes excess salt build up in the soil and can cause leaf burn.
This plant requires medium maintenance.
This plant is toxic to pets.