Set apart from other Philodendrons by its thin and long leaves, which are known to unfurl spectacularly, the P. polypodioides would make for a unique addition to any collection!
Native to Brazil and Bolivia and very hard to find, these indoor plants are always a big a conversation starter.
A recent addition to the plant world, the Philodendron polypodioides has taken the world of houseplants by storm when it was first introduced to cultivation.
The skeleton philodendron was recently discovered in the Brazilian Amazonas and described by botanists only in 2012. In the deep Amazonian jungle, the plant grows clinging onto trees like lianas, receiving limited amounts of light and enjoying high humidity levels.
Care & Size Guidance
The plant is not used to intense light. It’s best to be placed a few meters away from a window in a North or East facing room to receive only limited amounts of light in the morning.
A bathroom would be ideal for the skeleton philodendron, as a good level of humidity in the air should be around 50-70%. A cool-mist humidifier can help improve the air moisture, especially in winter and prevent the plant from developing brown tips.
As it is a climber, it will eventually require either a moss pole to climb onto or a bamboo support to keep the plant upright.