A 5" potted Philodendron Verrucosum plant in our cream/white planter or cement planter.
Known for its striking, heart-shaped leaves and eye-catching color, the philodendron verrucosum makes a lovely addition to any houseplant collection. It's also known as Ecuador philodendron and has a vining growth habit. The large leaves are a deep, velvety green color, accented by light green veins and a burgundy underside.
How to care for your new Philodendron Ecuador plant:
SUNLIGHT: These plants thrive in bright, indirect lighting, such as near an east-facing window. In its native habitat, the vines grow in the canopies of trees where they receive sunlight filtered by the leaves above. Direct sunlight will scorch the leaves. Therefore, it is best to mimic this type of lighting in the home by situating these plants near a bright, sunny window without putting them directly in the sun.
WATER: Although these plants do not like soggy soil, they do enjoy consistent moisture. It is best to water when the first few inches of soil feel dry to the touch. However, do not let the pot dry out completely, as this can stress the plant. Always check the soil moisture before watering. On average, these plants typically need watering once per week.
HUMIDITY/TEMPERATURE: Being a tropical plant, the philodendron verrucosum thrives in warm temperatures and high humidity levels. They can grow when kept above 68 degrees Fahrenheit but do best when kept around 78 degrees Fahrenheit. In their natural habitat, these plants love very high humidity. To meet this need for moisture, you may find it beneficial to keep the plant in a terrarium, near a humidifier, or on a tray of pebbles and water.
TIPS: Since the Ecuador is a climbing plant, it also should be given support to climb such as a moss pole or trellis.
* Note: These plants are toxic to pets & humans when ingested.
* Note: Plants and planters may vary. The pictures shown are examples of the style.