Lickety Split Philodendron

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  • Interesting Foliage
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 3 Feet 

Give your space a tropical vibe with the Lickety Split Philodendron. A native of South America, the Lickety Split Philodendron, also known as Lacy Tree, Horsehead, or Philodendron bipinnatifidum, has deeply-lobed leaves with a slight ruffle. The unique leaf shape is eye-catching and gives this plant a textural element. The light-green midrib and veining stand out against the dark green of the foliage. The Lickety Split Philodendron is easy to maintain once you understand what this stunner needs.

Best Locations For Growing Lickety Split Philodendron

The main requirements when choosing a spot for the Lickety Split Philodendron are sunlight and space. This plant needs plenty of sunlight, and while houseplants do not grow as large as plants outside, it will still get rather big. An open area near east- or south-facing windows will be a wonderful spot for this tropical beauty.

Lickety Split Philodendron Sunlight Requirements

The Lickety Split Philodendron is adaptable when it comes to sunlight and can live in medium to bright indirect light. The plant may fail to thrive in low light, and the leaves may turn yellow. Avoid direct sunlight, which can burn the lovely leaves. 

Lickety Split Philodendron Care

This plant may become leggy with age. Overgrowth can be trimmed to encourage new leaves and a bushy look. The best time to prune a plant is before a regular fertilizer dose. Increase the light after pruning Lickety Split to help support new growth.

Watering Lickety Split Philodendron

Feel the soil to gauge the level of dampness, and water when the top few inches of soil are dry. Overwatering is a bigger problem than underwatering, so wait another day or two if you are unsure when to water. When watering, thoroughly wet the soil until excess water drains through the holes in the pot. The Lickety Split Philodendron can live in average humidity, but high humidity is best. Mist the leaves or use a pebble tray to keep the greenery full and lush.

Feeding Lickety Split Philodendron

The Lickety Split Philodendron responds well to regular feedings during the growing season. Use a balanced, water-soluble plant food once per month. The Lickety Split Philodendron is a large, fast-growing plant, and fertilizing it will support new growth and help the plant reach its potential.

Lickety Split Philodendron Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium 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: High
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Fast
Mature Height: 24-36 inches
Mature Spread: 2 feet
Flowering: No
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Dark Green
Temperature: 60° - 75°F (16° - 24°C)
Humidity: Average to Above Average (40% - 80%
Common Name: Lickety Split Philodendron
Other Name(s): Lickety Split, Lacy Tree, Horsehead
Scientific Name: Philodendron bipinnatifidum 'PHM1' PP #29,344
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 Know 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 Know 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 Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 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 Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 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 Know 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 Know 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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1 Review - Lickety Split Philodendron Show Reviews

  • 5
    Shipped with care

    Posted by Gloria Frasier on Dec 12, 2022

    It was packaged with so much care and attention. It's so healthy and beautiful, I'm glad it arrived safely. The seller is a keeper!