Philodendron splendid is a hybrid of Philodendron verrucosum and melanochrysum. The leaves emerge a sparkly, bronzy green and slowly harden off to a deep, emerald green. Like it's parent species, this hybrid loves to climb and requires a totem for optimum growth and increased leaf size.
Philodendron is a genus that can be found all throughout the lush rainforests of Central and South America, as well as parts of Caribbean Islands. There are nearly 1000 species belonging to the Philodendron genus, and it is believed there are still many yet to be discovered. Philodendrons have a wide variation in size, appearance, and growth pattern; some are terrestrial aroids growing in the ground and others are epiphytic that climb into tree canopies.
Philodendron are rewarding to grow as they are easy to propagate and grow new plants. The key to keeping your Philodendron happy is allowing them to climb (or crawl!), giving them a well-draining soil and a good source of bright indirect light.
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This is a growers choice plant. Each plant is one-of-a-kind, and yours will vary in shape, size, and quirks. Some natural differences from the photos are to be expected.