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Philodendron angustisectum
  • RHS AGM

cut-leaved philodendron

P. angustisectum is an evergreen climber with aerial roots, to 5m in height, with glossy dark green leaves to 60cm in length, pinnately divided into narrow lobes. Pink-flushed green spathes 15cm in length produced occasionally

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Size
Ultimate height
4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Green Pink Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H1A
Botanical details
Family
Araceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Climbing
Potentially harmful
Harmful if eaten, skin/eye irritant/allergen. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
Genus

Philodendron can be shrubs, trees or climbers, with glossy, leathery, evergreen, simple to pinnately divided leaves, and tiny flowers borne within arum-like white, green or reddish spathes

Name status

Correct

Plant range
S America

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow under glass in a loam-based potting compost in bright filtered light with shade from hot sun, mist daily. When in growth water moderately and apply a balanced liquid fertilizer monthly. Water sparingly at other times. See Philodendron and houseplant cultivation for further advice

Propagation

Propagate by seed surface sown at 19 to 24°C in spring or layer in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
  • Low Maintenance
Pruning

Pruning group 11 in spring

Pests

May be susceptible to scale insects and glasshouse red spider mite

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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