Weekend Plantings: This Brazilian philodendron provides bold accents
A plant I never get tired of admiring is selloum philodendron (P. bipinnatifidum, formerly P. selloum). One of several large-growing, self-heading philodendrons (which means they don’t climb), this Brazilian species grows up to 8 feet tall and features ...
Long-lived houseplants often become heirlooms
Longevity in houseplants is held in high esteem; for example, in 2014 a lady in Pittsburgh left a sizeable inheritance to her philodendron, so the 42-year-old companion plant would be well cared for after she was gone. How long can houseplants live?
‘Bizarre sexual life’: Don Burke’s most skin-crawling clip yet
The archive footage opens with the presenter introducing a flowering plant called the philodendron to the camera. “It really does have a very curious and bizarre sexual life,” the popular gardener says. “It comes from Central America. Over there ...
Don Burke explores the unusual way a philodendron is pollinated
Gardener Don Burke explains the unique lengths that Australian seed propagators must go to in order to pollinate philodendrons in the absence of their natural pollinator
How to care for philodendron and elephant ear plants: Houseplants 101 (photos)
At times, Houseplants 101 turns its eye on plants that are more well-known for growing outdoors than indoors. One example is caladium, or elephant ear plants. Their large leaves make a wonderful show in the garden, but they are not hardy in Northeast Ohio.
Wolfsonian exhibit salutes the philodendron
It’s not very often that a museum devotes an entire exhibition to a houseplant, but the current show at the Wolfsonian, “PHILODENDRON: From Pan-Latin Exotic to American Modern,” does just that and more. With more than 150 objects on display, the ...
Art Basel Miami | Philodendron: From Pan-Latin Exotic to American Modern
Incas wallpaper panel, 1818, Joseph Dufour et Compagnie (founded Mâcon, France, 1801–23), manufacturer, Block-printed on handmade paper, Courtesy of Carolle Thibaut-Pomerantz Philodendrons are one of the most exotic plants in the Western hemisphere ...
For people who think they have no ability to grow houseplants: Try the philodendron. Philodendron is a low-stress plant grown for its foliage. It comes in vining varieties, which require a post for support. Easier varieties to grow would be the lacy tree ...
Ask the Vet's Pets: Keep cat away from philodendron
Dear Christopher Cat: I want to adopt a cat from the shelter, but I have a 105-inch-long philodendron that I know is toxic to cats. How can I prevent my new cat from nibbling my philodendron? Christopher responds: You are right that chewing philodendron ...
Carol Cloud Bailey: Pruning cut-leaf philodendron
Dear Carol: I would like to know if this philodendron trunk can be cut or will it kill the plant? It has grown so large and really need to do something. Is there a way to move the main plant to another location? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.