Tree Philodendron Care

Philodendron bipinnatifidum

Basic Tree Philodendron Care

Tree Philodendron is a popular houseplant as it’s easy to care for and makes a dramatic statement in every room due to their large attractive leaves. Below you will find our detailed Tree Philodendron Care Guide with all the information you need to keep your plant happy.

Bright Indirect Light

I love the sunshine but too much direct light will damage my leaves.

Water Moderately

I don’t like my soil to be too dry or too soggy. Little and often is what I’m after.

High Humidity

I thrive in humid environments so please mist my leaves every so often.

Potting Soil

I need soil specifically for indoor plants as it will retain the right amount of water.

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Detailed Tree Philodendron Care

Whether you're looking to make sure your Tree Philodendron is in it's perfect conditions, or looking to see if one could work for your space. We've got you covered.

Tree Philodendron require bright, indirect light

Tree Philodendrons thrive best in areas with bright light. However, keep them out of direct sunlight as this can easily damage the leaves. They are able to survive in medium light but will nor grow as quickly.

They don't like to be sat in water

Whilst it is important that you keep the soil of your Tree Philodendron relatively moist, get rid of any excess water that runs through so your plant is not sat in too much water. Overwatering can cause root rot which leads to a whole heap of issues for your plant.

Tree Philodendron like humid environments

Tree Philodendron are native to tropical areas so thrive best in warm humid environments. Check out our detailed guide on humidity for your houseplants for top tips on how to increase humidity. The easiest way is by misting your plant every few days.

Be careful not to over-fertilise

If you do choose to fertilise your Tree Philodendron, we recommend using a soluble fertiliser at half strength in spring and summer. Too much fertiliser can cause irreversible leaf burn.

Tree Philodendrons need warmer temperatures

As they are native to tropical areas, Tree Philodendrons grow best in slightly warmer temperatures. Keep them away from drafty doors and windows as the cold air will over time damage your plant.

Tree Philodendron are toxic to pets

If you have a pet that is prone to nibbling on your beloved plants, the Tree Philodendron might not be for you. Ingestion of the leaves can cause stomach irritation and contact with the sap can cause skin irritation on humans.

Propagate your Tree Philodendron by stem cutting

As your Tree Philodendron begins to grow, you may want to propagate it so it becomes a more manageable size. The best way to do this is by taking a stem cutting with at least one node and growing it in water for a few weeks. Once roots have started to grow out of the node you can pot into fresh soil.

Tree Philodendron Care Starter Kit

We've put together this great little starter kit that includes all of the equipment and information you'll need to take proper care of your Tree Philodendron .

Common Problems with your Tree Philodendron

Here are some common issues that you might run into. It's important to diagnose any issues early to give your plant the best chance of bouncing back.

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Yellow leaves on a Tree Philodendron is often a sign of overwatering. Check the moisture in the soil and adjust your watering schedule accordingly.

Dry brown leaf tips or patches on the leaves is a sign of underwatering. Check how dry the soil is and increase how often you water. Do not increase how much you water though as if your Tree Philodendron is sat in water for too long, its roots will start to rot.

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