Philodendron verrucosum is highly sought-after by avid houseplant plant collectors and is extremely hard to come by. But, we're very excited to be able to offer a very limited number to our customers. They're available in 15cm pots with three stems per plant.
The Verrucosum is an attractive houseplant due to the large, velvety leaves that appear to change colour depending on the light and the maturity of the plant. The leaves are a dark, glossy green with a beautiful undertones of pinks and burgundy. The iridescent leaves aren't the only eye-catching feature. As you look closer, you notice the light hairs on the petioles (the stem that joins the leaf to the main stem), making this a very tactile plant.
Philodendron verrucosum is native to Costa Rica, Peru, and across Central and Southern America. This plant starts it's life in the ground before creeping and climbing up into the canopy, making it semi-epiphytic.
To keep your verrucosum looking its best, give it a semi-shaded position. Too much shade and your plant will grow slowly. Too much direct sunlight can cause scorching and bleaching to the leaves. Verrucosum prefers a humid position, but as it naturally grows at high altitutes it can tolerate lower temperatures than some other philodendrons. Any crispy edging means the air is too dry.
For faster growth and larger leaves, use a moss pole and allow your verrucosum to climb. You may find during the summer periods it is quite thirsty, but during its dormancy over winter you'll need to reduce watering. Allow up to half the medium to dry out on a regular basis.
All plants are sold in their nursery pots. Decorative pots are sold seperately. You can choose your style pot from the drop down menu or head over to our Pot Collection. Do not pot directly into our decorative pots. It's much better for your plant to keep it in its nursery pot to allow adequate drainage.
Plant in nursery pot, 15cm diameter - £98.00
Height - 30cm approx, 3 stems per pot
Please note; Plants may slightly vary in shape & size from the example image.