Selloum Philodendron care

greattigerdane(z5NY)February 27, 2008

I recived this cutting today and potted it up in 4' pot which I believe it's a Selloum Philodendron. I was wondering how you take care of yours as far as light & watering.

Thanks,

Billy Rae

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birdsnblooms

Hey Billy...A 4 foot pot? LOL>.I'm sure you meant 4-inches..
I keep mine in a bright, but no direct sun south window..Because the soil dried fast, I repotted in a 8" no-drainage pot..Once a wk it goes in the sink for a shower, and daily misting..ST once a month, and 2-3 fertilizings in summer.. Selloums grow fairly fast...
Yours is so cute..nice foliage..Toni

    Bookmark   February 27, 2008 at 7:48PM
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greattigerdane(z5NY)

Thanks a bunch Toni,

Yes, I meant to write 4" pot, not a 4 foot pot, lol and spell "received" correctly, geez!My mind has been on other things as you can tell. Stupid neighbors! Lol.

Anyway, ok, bright light but no direct sun, water when dry right?

Billy Rae

    Bookmark   February 27, 2008 at 7:57PM
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watergal(z6/7 Westminster, MD)

Yep, definitely let it get dry before you water again, especially if it's dark and cold in the winter.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2008 at 7:36AM
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greattigerdane(z5NY)

Ok, thank you watergal, I'll let it dry out.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2008 at 4:09PM
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pagrdnr

I had a philodendron that was similar to this, very healthy but some of the leaf tips that browned leaked water/sap onto floor so I gave it away. Why did it leak/ drip from the leaves?

    Bookmark   February 28, 2008 at 8:55PM
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greattigerdane(z5NY)

If it was water dripping from the ends, that's natural and nothing to worry about. It's a process called "guttation" Mainly excess water in the roots that is released.
If it was sappy, or sticky, the plant could have had pest.

Billy Rae

    Bookmark   February 28, 2008 at 10:22PM
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pagrdnr

Yes it was just water, not sticky. Loved the plant but didn't want it ruining the hardwood floors. Thanks for the response. Do all philodendrons do this?

    Bookmark   February 28, 2008 at 11:32PM
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greattigerdane(z5NY)

From what I understand, it can happen a lot to plants in the "Aroid Family" such as philodendrons, but there might be some philos that don't do this. Sorry, I don't know which ones.

Billy Rae

    Bookmark   February 29, 2008 at 12:16AM
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watergal(z6/7 Westminster, MD)

Guttation can happen with pretty much any large-leaved tropical plant if the temperatures, watering and humidity meet certain conditions. I've seen it on cannas and elephant ears. It is definitely a problem with damaging surfaces.

I have not seen it with small-leaved philodendrons like the common viney ones.

    Bookmark   February 29, 2008 at 10:04AM
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greattigerdane(z5NY)

Pothos as well can drip water on and off for days.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2008 at 3:59PM
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