Philodendron mexicanum

(6 customer reviews)
Arrives in 3 - 7 days.
Ships February 23rd - March 1st.

This tri-lobed, strap leaf philodendron is a climber which grows fast. Its natural habitats are the rainforests of Mexico down to upper South America. The leaves have a distinctive deeply lobed shape and can get quite large, often up to 2 feet long, often resembling dog ears. This unusual and rare plant is a true collector’s item.

  • Grower
  • Selva
  • Viento

This product is not California Certified.

$ 185.00 Or pay in 4 Interest Free Payments ?
Shop with Confidence
Our plants are covered by our 45 day guarantee.
We even send you a picture of your plants before they ship.

Scientific Name: Philodendron mexicanum

Common Names: Mexican Philodendron, Lobed Philodendron, Mexican Jungle Vine

Overview: Philodendron mexicanum is a rare and highly sought-after houseplant that is native to Mexico and Central America. This plant is known for its striking, elongated leaves that can grow up to 3 feet long. The leaves have a glossy green color and a unique texture that adds interest to any indoor space. Philodendron mexicanum is a slow-growing plant that prefers bright, indirect light and consistently moist soil. It can tolerate lower humidity levels and infrequent watering, making it a great choice for beginner plant enthusiasts. Overall, Philodendron mexicanum is a stunning and unique plant that adds a touch of tropical beauty to any indoor environment.

Description

Get your Philodendron Fiesta Started!

Philodendron mexicanum, also known as the Mexican Jungle Vine, is a rare and highly sought-after houseplant that is native to Mexico and Central America. This plant is known for its striking, elongated leaves that can grow up to 3 feet long. The leaves have a glossy green color and a unique texture.

Caring for your Mexican Philodendron

Philodendron mexicanum is a rare and highly sought-after houseplant that can add a touch of tropical beauty to any indoor space. It requires bright, indirect light, regular watering, and well-draining soil. Regular fertilization and humidity are also important for maintaining healthy growth. Pruning and propagation can help maintain the shape and size of the plant and promote healthy growth.

Here are some tips on caring for your Philodendron mexicanum:

Light

Philodendron mexicanum prefers bright, indirect light. It can tolerate some direct sunlight, but too much direct sunlight can cause the leaves to burn. If the plant is not receiving enough light, the leaves may turn yellow and fall off.

Watering

This plant prefers consistently moist soil, but it is important to avoid overwatering, as this can lead to root rot. Water the plant deeply once a week, allowing the soil to dry out slightly between waterings. During the winter months, the plant may require less frequent watering.

Soil and Potting

Philodendron mexicanum does well in a variety of soil types, including standard potting soil and a mix of peat moss, perlite, and vermiculite. It is important to choose a pot with drainage holes to prevent water from accumulating in the soil. The plant can become root-bound, so it may need to be repotted every two years.

Humidity

This plant prefers a humid environment, but it can tolerate lower humidity levels. If the air in your home is dry, you can increase humidity around the plant by placing it on a tray of pebbles filled with water or using a humidifier.

Fertilizer

Philodendron mexicanum benefits from regular fertilization during the growing season. Use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength every two weeks. Do not fertilize the plant during the dormant season (fall and winter).

Pruning

Pruning can help maintain the shape and size of the plant and promote healthy growth. Remove any dead or damaged leaves or stems, as well as any suckers that grow from the base of the plant. To promote bushier growth, pinch back the tips of the stems.

Propagation

Philodendron mexicanum can be propagated by stem cuttings taken in the spring or summer. Cut a stem tip with at least two leaves and place it in a jar of water or moist potting soil. Keep the cutting in a bright, warm spot and change the water or moisten the soil as needed until roots form.

Pests and Diseases

Philodendron mexicanum is generally a hardy plant that is resistant to pests and diseases. However, it can be susceptible to spider mites and scale insects, particularly if the plant is stressed or grown in hot, dry conditions. If you notice any signs of pest infestation, such as webbing or sticky residue, treat the plant with an insecticidal soap or horticultural oil.

Temperature

Philodendron mexicanum prefers warm temperatures and does not tolerate cold drafts or temperatures below 60°F (15°C). Keep the plant away from windows and doors that may be exposed to drafts, and avoid placing it near air conditioning vents or heaters.

 

6 reviews for Philodendron mexicanum

  1. Bud Keller (verified owner)

  2. Austin (verified owner)

  3. Talaat Aggour (verified owner)

  4. Darrell Roberts (verified owner)

    Large leaves putting out new growth at the top and its climbing!

  5. Sandy Reese (verified owner)

    Best plant ever ordered. It arrived in beautiful shape. Its big! I will be ordering again. Thank you!

  6. Catherine (verified owner)

    A lovely plant, arrived in very good shape!

Load More

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.

Why others chose the Philodendron mexicanum

There are no client reviews yet.