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Philodendron is a large genus of flowering plants in the Araceae family. As of September 2015, the World Checklist of Selected Plant Families accepted 489 species; other sources accept different numbers. Regardless of number of species, the genus is the second-largest member of the Araceae family.


While Philodendron does well in a variety of light conditions and can even tolerate low light, moderate indoor light is ideal. Outdoors they can be grown in shade to partial shade. Pale leaves that turn yellowish in color could indicate that your plant is getting too much light.

Philodendron does best when their soil can dry out between watering. To achieve this watering technique, allow only the top two inches to dry being sure that the roots are still moist. If the leaves are wilting or turning brown, you should water the plant more often. If the leaves are yellow, you may be watering it too much.

Philodendron can tolerate moderate temperatures ranging from 55 – 85°F

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