Philodendron mexicanum has coriaceous (leathery) arrow shaped leaves with unequal basal lobes which makes the leaf almost appear to be three leaves due to the upper appendages. The leaves are magenta to maroon on the underside of the blades.
With its "dog eared" narrowly triangular semi-glossy leaf blades, Philodendron mexicanum is said to often grow draped across humid rain forest rocks.
Note: Above plants are juvenile plants which still as younger leaves. The leaves shape appears to be more prominent with the growth of the plant.
Light: Low to bright indirect light.
Watering: Let the potting mixture dry half way between watering. Over watering causes root rot in plant. Water the plant once in 3-7 days depending on the light intensity.
Growth habit: Climbing.
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SHIPPING AND DELIVERY INFO
Plants are shipped in 4” pot with a bamboo stake. Includes detailed care instructions.
The plants require special pre-shipping preparation, and ship within 3-6 business days. You'll receive a shipping notification email with tracking when your order ships.
DO'S AND DONT'S AFTER RECEIVING THE PLANT:
- Do not re-pot the plant immediately after receiving, atleast for a month or two. We’ve taken care of it with a better pot and potting mixture. Let the plant adjust for its new environment. Repoting immediately results in shock to the plant.
- Check for the moisture level once you receive the plant. If the plant is optimally moist do not water the plant. If the potting mixture is half dry, then water the plant.
- Keep the plant in indirect medium sunlight for 3 to 7 days.
I am a returning customer of plantwagons after purchasing plants from them earlier. As expected the plants delivered were bushy and nicely rooted. Keep continuing your good work and looking forward to buy more philodendrons. Also please stock up alocasias.... All the very best!!