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Philodendron 'Hope'

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Botanical Name: Philodendron

In Greek, the translation for "Philo" is love and "Dendron" is tree. Together meaning "Tree-Lover" or "Tree-Hugger", which makes sense from its growth habit of clinging to trees! Philodendron are part of the Araceae family and native to the Caribbean, Venezuela, and Colombia. 

Cinderella Shoe?

​​​​​​​New leaves on a philodendron are wrapped in a thin, opaque sheath called a cataphyll. Sometimes a growing leaf will get stuck in the cataphyll, causing the "Cinderella Shoe" effect where the leaf looks like the famous foot-squeezing-into-the-glass-slipper. This can happen when there's a drop in humidity or light. You can help your philodendron out of its glass slipper by carefully adding moisture to the "Cinderella Shoe" area and using a wet Q-Tip to loosen it. You can also make a small incision in the cataphyll to set it free!

Philodendron at a Glance:

  • Low to bright (indirect) light
  • Loves medium to high humidity but doesn’t require 
  • Tolerant to household temperature fluctuations
  • Water when 2” topsoil is dry

Struggling with your Philodendron? 

Feel free to reach out to us anytime! We're happy to troubleshoot what your plant needs!

This listing is for the plant only. Planters and accessories not included.