Philodendron 'Florida green' is a super cool easy to grow philodendron with beautiful dark green to jade green leaves that kind of look like an alien hand or an oak leaf or even like the elusive philodendron joepii, ooooohhhweee. Philodendron 'Florida green' is a hybrid crossed from the species P. Squamiferum and P. Pedatum. It's a great philodendron not only for a beginner but even avid collectors have this one in their collections. Though please know it's more of a rambler...it likes to trail and clamber along the florest floor or like a vine by growing up, over and around anything in it's path. So if you are considering growing 'Florida green' as a house plant you will need some sort of structure for it to grow on to imitate their indigenous environment. Though this philodendron as it's name implies is green through and through, not to be confused with either the P. 'Florida beauty' which has a variegated leaf or the P. 'Florida ghost' where the leaf starts out white-ish color then turning to green.
Like all aroids, P. 'Florida green' grows in warm high humidity, moist soil and bright light. We currently have them growing in part sun/part shade as understory plants under palm canopy. They do get a couple hours of direct South Florida sun throughout the day. Philodendrons are great climbers and can attach themselves to grow on a wall and tree/palm trunk for a spectacular display. They can also grow along the ground if growing in the landscape looking for something to cling to and/or ramble along the ground.
Though be aware for all you pet owners and parents, please check whether any plant has poisonous elements to it before introducing it as a house plant. The philodendron family is considered poisonous if parts of the actual plant are ingested. Here is a link for your concerns on the symptoms and treatment for philodendrons because we are animal lovers and parents as well.
Our philodendron 'Florida green' are huge in their 6-inch pot with big leaves and are about 36-48 inches long depending on where you measure. They are literally growing out of their pots. Because it is a living plant we expedite shipping to make sure the plant arrives healthy and alive. Please read the section about our plants on our FAQs page for more information.
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