Philodendron Plowmani

$261.68 incl. GST

Overall Height APPROXIMATELY 58cm

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  • Philodendron Plowmanii is a beautiful terrestrial, creeping plant with stunning foliage and an unusual stem.
  • Unlike most plants, their stems do not support the leaves.
  • Instead, they act as a base for the plant.
  • The stems are said to be “repent” which means that the stem does not grow upright and rather moves around the ground.
  • These stems also have nodes and internodes.
  • These are the points where a plant’s roots and petioles grow out.
  • Philodendron Plowmanii looks very similar to and is often confused with, Philodendron Mamei.
  • To make sure you don’t make that mistake and can differentiate between the two, look at their leaves.
  • Philodendron Mamei plants have silver-grey variegation on their surface which Plowmanii doesn’t.
  • Also, Plowmanii has ruffled edges along its petioles which you cannot find on a Mamie plant.


  • 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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