Philodendron Serpens – Rare

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Philodendron serpens is a rare or hard-to-find climbing houseplant with show-stealing fuzzy petioles and large, broadly arrowhead-shaped leaves with a heart-shaped base. Also, it is easy to grow and air purifying.

Philodendron serpens care

Contrary to what many people assume, caring for Philodendron serpens isn’t hard. Just ensure they have a warm (65-85°F), humid place with bright, indirect light.

Their soil should be airy, well-drained, and rich in organic matter. Also, water this plant when a few top inches of the potting mix feel dry. Other care needs include feeding, pruning, repotting, and staking.

Here are Philodendron serpens care and growing needs

  • USDA hardiness zone: 10-12, not frost hardy, and cannot tolerate freezing conditions for long.
  • Temperature: 65 to 85°F (18-29°C). Avoid cold drafts, heat stress, sudden temperature changes, or those below 55°F.
  • Humidity: It prefers high humidity, 60-80% but can tolerate around 50% or a bit lower.
  • Light: Bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sun, except the early morning sun on an east window, and buy a grow light if too little.
  • Best soil: Philodendron serpens requires a well-drained, aerated potting mix high in organic matter. Get an aroid mix or add perlite, bark chips, compost, and peat moss or coco coir to your potting soil.
  • Watering: Thoroughly water when the top few inches of the soil or up to the 1st knuckle of your finger feels dry. But if you have a soil moisture meter, water when the reading is in the dry zone.
  • Feeding: Feed monthly during the growing season with a balanced, liquid houseplant fertilizer such as 10-10-10 or 20-20-20 at ½ the recommended strength.
  • Pruning: Cut dead, damaged, or diseased leaves with sterilized gardening shears. In early spring, you can cut back a bit of the stem to control size.
  • Repotting: Repotting is after 2-3 years or when rootbound. Use a pot 2-3 inches wider in diameter.
  • Staking or support: Train your plant on a moss pole, trellis, totem, etc., since it is a climber.

Philodendron serpens propagation

The best way to propagate Philodendron serpens is by stem cutting either in water or soil. But you are at liberty to go for air layering. Seeds are impossible to find.


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