Philodendron Seloum Grow Kit


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Who am I?
Hello, my name is Philodendron Selloum! I belong to the Araceae family, one of the three Philodendron families and am the species with the largest leaves. I can grow on the ground but also enjoy climbing a moss stick. When I am allowed to climb I produce long aerial roots that also absorb water and nutrients.

Where do I come from?
My origins lie in South America, in Brazil as well as in Bolivia, Argentina and Paraguay. I now feel very much at home in living rooms all over the world!

How big will I get?
What characterizes me is that I grow very quickly! In my natural habitat I can grow to over 10 meters tall with leaves of almost one meter! However, I will not grow that big in your room and my leaves will reach a maximum of 30 to 40 cm.

How much do I want to drink?
My large leaves are thick and leathery, so they allow little moisture to evaporate. This means I need surprisingly little water. I also don't like standing in wet soil, if you're not careful my roots will rot. Keeps me evenly moist without drying me out completely. Multiple browning leaves indicate too little water (some of them may fall off due to age), while yellow leaves are caused by too much water.

Where do I want to stand and what temperatures do I like?
In South America it is usually nice and warm, so I can't handle the cold very well. I prefer not to be exposed to temperatures below 15 degrees, so keep me indoors! I really like a lot of light and it helps me grow quickly, just be careful with hot afternoon sun. Especially if you place me very close to the window, I can get burn marks in my leaves!