Philodendron Panduriforme


Philodendron Panduriforme ranges throughout the northern and western areas of the Amazon basin.

The coolest thing about this climbing philodendron has got to be its leaf shape. Its leathery leaf blades almost look as though they were cut with scissors, also called "Fiddlehead" or "Horsehead" philodendron due to the unique leaf shape.

With the upper lobes curving outwards and downwards, the species is known to botany as a scandent (climbing) vine.

Their seeds germinate in the canopy and initially live epiphytically. They send roots downward, and these roots eventually make contact with the ground.
Hemiepiphytic species are plants that grow upon other plants but may begin life as a seed placed on a tree's branch by a bird or grow upwards from the soil, climbing a tree, as a seed dropped on the ground. Birds commonly eat the fruit berries of numerous Philodendron species and then deposit the seeds on the tree in their droppings. Growers typically assume all plants grow in soil, but in the rain forest that is far from true. Many more species grow climbing and clinging to the trees than in the soil.

Philodendron panduriforme is at home in average-to warm-temperatures year-round and medium to bright diffused light. It is common to have to adjust the location of philodendrons to find the perfect light situation.

The plant is 40 cm tall and will be shipped in a 12 cm pot.