Growing guide

How to grow philodendrons

Philodendrons are low-maintenance, long-lived houseplants with attractive glossy foliage, ideal for adding a tropical look to our homes.

Quick facts

  • Easy-to-grow, tropical houseplants
  • Range from large upright plants with huge leaves, to slender-stemmed trailing plants
  • Keep above 15°C (59°F), in indirect light, with average humidity
  • Let the compost to dry out slightly between waterings and take care not to overwater

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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