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Philodendron selloum - Tree philodendron
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Tropical
Family: Araceae (Arums)
Origin: Brazil (South America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Summer
Synonyms: [Philodendron bipinnatifidum]
Height: 6-10 feet
Width: 6-8 feet
Exposure: Light Shade/Part Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Philodendron selloum (Tree philodendron) - A large shrub to 10' tall and wide with bold shiny, deeply-lobed green leaves up to 4 feet long. The flowers have large white spathes but are inconspicuous under the leaves though older specimens are large enough that the flowers may be seen from below and often aerial roots can also be seen hanging down from the stems or snaking along the soli. This upright species from Brazil has long been grown in California with older plants making dramatic specimen plants. Plant in cool coastal sun to shade inland and irrigate regularly to occasionally - older plants in shade are suprisingly drought resistant. Hardy to 25 F. The correct name for this is now considered to be Philodendron bipinnatifidum but we continue to list it under the name that has long been used for the plant until such time as Philodendron bipinnatifidum is more widely recognized.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Philodendron selloum.