Philodendron Bipinnatifidum, most commonly known in Australia as Tree Philodendron (Syn. Philodendron Selloum), is a spectacularly large leafed philodendron successfully used in many different landscaping applications. The deep lobed, glossy dark green leaves provide a brilliant tropical looking backdrop to any garden.
Philodendron Bipinnatifidum plants can grow up to 3m, and are often used as an understorey plant for established gardens/trees, or even beside buildings and fences, where they act as a informal privacy screen.
Philodendron Bipinnatifidum is a relatively easy to grow garden plant that does not require any maintenance, will tolerate soils with generally poor nutrition and is resistant to most common garden pests and diseases. This species is often grown in pots.
Philodendron Bipinnatifidum encompasses the species Philodendron Selloum, which until recently was believed to be a separate species. Whilst the evolutionary botanists debate the taxonomic classification of this species, you can enjoy the tranquillity of this plant, straight from the Amazon.
Advantages of Philodendron Bipinnatifidum
Brilliant landscaping variety
Spectacular foliage, stems and trunk
Tropical looking plant which will also grow in cooler climates
Versatile foliage plant suitable in a range of garden applications
Easy to grow and low maintenance
Grows well at the base of trees
Resistant to most common pests and diseases
2 - 2.5m height at maturity
2 - 4m apart is a suitable planting distance
Prefers part shade but will grow in sunny aspect
Will grow in most regions of Australia
Hardy evergreen perennial
Seed Sowing Instructions
Easy to follow seed propagation notes are provided with every seed purchase
Seeds of this variety are best started in seed raising mix or Jiffy® pellets before planting into the garden