For a balanced development, it is best to position the The Philodendron selloum in a partially shady place, where it can enjoy direct sunlight only during the coolest hours of the day. We suggest locating the vases in a pretty bright place, although avoiding direct sunlight, which could damage the foliage.We suggest growing the The Philodendron selloum In the house or in a warmed greenhouse; when the minimum temperatures go past 15įC it is possible to move them outside.
Generalities Philodendron selloum
The development of the The Philodendron selloum is erect; in genereral in the lower part they have a pretty bare stem, while p many ramifications develop towards the top. Philodendron selloum Is an evergreen; during winter iIt assumes a green colouring; the adult specimens are medium in size and reach 3 m high. These plants are shrubs.
Fertilization Philodendron selloum
During the spring letís regularly use a fertilizer rich with nitrogen and potassium to favour the development of the new vegetation; fertilization is done by adding fertilizer to the irrigating water, every 15-20 days.
Watering Philodendron selloum
Letís avoid watering the The Philodendron selloum excessively, always leaving the soil dry for a few days between one watering and the other, therefore letís irrigate the substratum deeply every 1-2 weeks with 2-3 glasses of water . It is advisable to water the plants avoiding to leave water in the saucer, because stagnant water often develops fungal diseases.
Treatments Philodendron selloum
As the day-time temperatures rise at the beginning of the spring, it is agreeable to practice a preventive treatment, with a wide-range insecticide, which should be applied when there arenít flowerings in the garden. Before the buds become too large, it is advisable to also treat them with a wide-range fungicide, to prevent the development of fungal diseases which spread easily when there is an elevated environmental moisture.
Soil Philodendron selloum
These plants favour soft and very well drained soils. We suggest, every 2-3 years to repot the plants, changing the soil.
Notes Philodendron selloum
If desired, we can grow the The Philodendron selloum in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.