Philodendron Bipennifoliumis a newer plant that is making an entrance in the US. You can find this kind of plant in botanical gardens in the USA.
Many people confuse Philodendron Bipennifolium with Philodendron panduriforme, but hey are two completely different plants.
The plant we are talking about produces variable leaf blades because of ontogeny. The different shapes allow the plant to climb trees and to reach sunshine in the rainforest.
This plant is native to the rainforest of French Guiana and It is quite hard to acquire in the USA. Also, you will need to be located in the south of the USA in order to acclimatize the plant.
Birds often eats the fruits and allow the plant to multiply, by distributing its seeds. Despite the fact that Philodendron Bipennifoliumis starts its life on the ground and in soil.
It will begin migrating towards near trees and establish itself on their branches. It will transition to an epiphyte – a plant that grows on another plant.
The plant prefers high humidity environments and grows very well in tropical atriums. If you are passionate about tropical plants, this is a great addition to your greenhouse. Place the plant in semi shaded zones near a tree or a poll on which it can climb. It will reach a height of 6 feet or more.
Philodendron Bipennifoliumis Care
Caring is very easy. You must water the plant constantly and ensure a humid environment. Occasionally dust the adult leaves and remove the dead plant parts. It can support temperatures upwards of 114 degrees F.
Be sure to place the plant in slightly acidic soil with a PH of about 6.5 .This evergreen plant can have a great decorative effect and can be trimmed to grow in hanging baskets.
During winter you can reduce watering a bit, but be sure to keep a moderate humidity at the least. It is quite uncommon for flower to appear in captivity. If you are lucky, it will produce a white flower.