Philodendron barrosoanum gigantenum

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  • Philodendron barrosoanum is found in Ecuador, Columbia, Venezuela, portions of the Guiana Shield, Peru, and Brazil.
  • This climbing philodendron has a great shape and rather large trilobed leaves that take on a glossy finish as it matures. 
  • A fast climbing draping philodendron with long narrow leaves and a strong root system.
  • Barroroanum grows well indoors and makes a wonderful totem plant.
  • Philodendron is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Araceae.
  • As of September 2015, the World Checklist of Selected Plant Families accepted 489 species; other sources accept different numbers.
  • Regardless of the number of species, the genus is the second-largest member of the family Araceae.


  • It grows best in loose, well-drained soil that is high in organic matter.
  • They will grow in 100% sphagnum peat moss.
  • Soilless mixtures such as peat-vermiculite or peat-perlite are also satisfactory.


  • Feed it with a balanced liquid foliage houseplant fertilizer that contains macro-nutrients.
  • Water the plant with the fertilizer monthly in spring and summer and every six to eight weeks in fall and winter.
  • Slow growth and small leaf size is the plant’s way of telling you that it isn’t getting enough fertilizer.
  • Pale new leaves usually indicate that the plant isn’t getting enough calcium and magnesium, which are essential micro-nutrients for philodendrons.


  • Set the plant in a location with bright, indirect sunlight.
  • Find a position near a window where the sun’s rays never actually touch the foliage.
  • While it’s normal for older leaves to yellow, if this happens to several leaves at the same time, the plant may be getting too much light.
  • On the other hand, if the stems are long and leggy with several inches between leaves, the plant probably isn’t getting enough light.


  • When growing philodendron plants, allow the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings.
  • The length of your index finger to the first knuckle is about an inch, so inserting your finger into the soil is a good way to check the moisture level.
  • Droopy leaves can mean that the plant is getting too much or not enough water.
  • But the leaves recover quickly when you correct the watering schedule.


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