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  • Wavy, Glossy Foliage
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Medium Light, Low Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 8 inches

The textured foliage of the Atom Philodendron gives this plant a striking look while adding greenery and visual interest to your space. The large, glossy leaves have a gentle wave that radiates out from the midrib, creating a slightly ruffled appearance. This Philodendron has thick, upright stems that grow up from a central point. The Atom Philodendron or Super Atom is easy to maintain and thrives with minimal care, making it an excellent plant for beginners or people who just love Philodendrons. 

Best Locations For Growing Atom Philodendron

The Atom Philodendron is not picky, and most areas of the home are suitable for this adaptable plant. Areas with plenty of sunlight and increased humidity are a good fit. Philodendrons need some extra dampness in the air since they are sub-tropical, so naturally humid areas or a pebble tray with water help this beauty thrive. At one foot tall, the Atom Philodendron easily fits on a desk, nightstand, or end table.

Atom Philodendron Sunlight Requirements

A sunny spot is best for the Atom Philodendron. This leafy plant needs bright indirect light to maintain its glossy foliage and push out new growth. Direct sunlight may burn the leaves, so choose a spot that is set back at least a couple of feet from a south-facing window.

Atom Philodendron Care

Philodendrons are laid-back plants that do well as long as they are in a good location with plenty of light and slight humidity. Sunlight is essential, especially during the growing season, because this plant prefers damp conditions. Increased light helps dry the plant out, so the extra moisture will not damage the roots. Too much moisture can be a problem, but increased levels of light help keep the dampness in check.

Watering Atom Philodendron

Keep the soil moist during the spring and summer. The Atom Philodendron has medium water needs during the warm months when it is actively growing. Feel the soil to gauge the dryness and water when the top couple of inches feel dry. Do not water if the soil is wet, and reduce how often you water the plant during the winter when it is not as thirsty.

Feeding Atom Philodendron

Keep the foliage coming by fertilizing the Atom Philodendron. Routine feedings every other week during the spring and summer support new growth. Feed the plant using a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer.

Atom Philodendron Information

Light Exposure: Medium Light, Low Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Average - When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
Pet Friendly: No
Kid Friendly: No
Air Purifier: Moderate
Habit: Clumping
Growth Rate: Fast
Mature Height: 8 inches
Mature Spread: 12 inches
Flowering: No
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Glossy Green
Temperature: 70° - 80°F (21° - 27°C)
Humidity: Above Average (60% - 80%)
Common Name: Atom Philodendron
Other Name(s): Philodendron Atom, Super Atom
Scientific Name: Philodendron bipinnatifidum 'Atom'
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.


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