Split-Leaf Philodendron

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  • Showy, Tropical Foliage
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 10-15 Feet

Split-Leafed Philodendron is an attractive, low-maintenance, tropical plant originating in South America and belonging to the Araceae family. It has large, glossy, deep-green leaves with characteristic splits on the leaf’s edges. Often confused with Monstera deliciosa when the plants are young, Split-Leaf Philodendrons have an entirely different lobed leaf with wavy edges. Split-Leaf Philodendrons grow a tree-like trunk with aerial roots that grow toward the ground to help anchor it. 

Best Locations For Growing Split-Leaf Philodendron 

Place your Split-Leaf Philodendron in a warm, humid, and bright environment. Be sure to avoid temperatures falling below 55 degrees F.  Because Split-Leaf Philodendrons are toxic to pets, place this plant in a location that is difficult for pets to reach. This tropical jungle giant needs plenty of room to spread out – you can stake up your plant to provide vertical support. 

Split-Leaf Philodendron Sunlight Requirements

Provide plenty of bright indirect light.

Split-Leaf Philodendron Care

Split-Leaf Philodendron enjoys light, well-draining soil with ample organic matter. Keep your Split-Leaf Philodendron's large leaves free of dust by gently wiping both sides of the leaves with a warm, damp cloth. Long aerial roots may appear toward the base of the plant; you can nip them off or tuck them back into the top of the soil. Division can be done by cutting the thick roots with a serrated knife and potting up the plants separately. 

Watering Split-Leaf Philodendron 

Allow the top surface of the soil to dry out between waterings, especially during the winter months. When watering, thoroughly soak the soil so water drains out of the bottom of the pot. Provide your Split-Leaf Philodendron with plenty of humidity. Frequent misting of its leaves or using a humidifier will boost moisture in the air and keep this plant happy. This plant can be susceptible to mineral buildup in tap water, so use either filtered or distilled water or leave tap water out for 24 hours to remove impurities. 

Feeding Split-Leaf Philodendron 

Fertilize monthly spring through fall with a well-balanced, water-soluble houseplant fertilizer with an NPK ratio of 10-10-10, diluted by half the recommended strength. Give fertilization a rest during the winter months. 

Split-Leaf 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: Moderate
Habit: Climbing
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 10-15 feet
Mature Spread: 8 feet
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): Green, White
Flower Shade/Description: Whitish-Green Spadix and White Spathe
Fragrant: Yes
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Large, Glossy, Deep Green
Temperature: 65° - 85°F (18° - 29°C)
Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)
Common Name: Split-Leaf Philodendron
Other Name(s): Philodendron Selloum
Scientific Name: Thaumatophyllum bipinnatifidum
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:
   ~ 1 year old
 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 year 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:
   ~ 2 year 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:
   ~ 2-3 year 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:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

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Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

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