Philodendron gigas is a beautiful velvet-leaved aroid desired for its dark, lustrous leaves and enormous size. As its name suggests, this plant can grow to great sizes in their natural habitat the leaves will grow up to over a meter long. When provided a moss pole or other climbing medium indoors, leaves will grow up to a foot or more.
As they grow best when climbing it’s ideal to give them a totem or other support structure.
Like most this variety prefers indirect bright light, if the lighting isn’t adequate it can impact the variegation of the plant. It grows best in higher humidity levels of around 60%. It is however very hardy and it will also grow in lower humidity well as well. Some browning of the edges of the leaves can also occur when the humidity is too low.
Its best to use a loose, well-draining soil to ensure adequate air-rating of the roots and ensure its not to stay too wet. To ensure over watering does not occur only water when the top two inches of the potting medium is dry.
They propagate from stem cuttings very easily. Just snip below a node, place into water and wait a few weeks then transplant to soil. Or simply put straight into soil and keep soil moist until well rooted.
This plant if digested can be mildly poisonous and irritating to pets and people.
(You will receive the plant as seen in images bare rooted. Each living plant is unique and may vary slightly in size, colour or shape.)