Horsehead Philodendron, aka Philodendron Bipennifolium or Fiddleleaf Philodendron, is an extremely unique plant to have in your collection due to the shape of its foliage, as well as its leathery texture. Native to the tropical rainforests of southern Brazil, into Argentina, Bolivia, and Paraguay, this plant can grow relatively fast in the right conditions, just give it something to climb.
They should not be in a position to see the sun directly, although early morning or late evening sun is fine. Filtered sunlight through a sheer curtain is best and most homes are comprised primarily of indirect sunlight. The best spot for them is where they do not see the sun during the majority of the day but still get bright, indirect light.
They will do well in medium light but will grow faster with brighter light. A good medium-light place in your home would be in the middle of a room that has a regular size window. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.
They need to be watered when the top half of the soil is dry to the touch. That usually takes about 1 week in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions, but it's always safer to underwater or give the soil a check before you water again. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.
They will do well in average humidity environments but will appreciate a little bit of humidity if provided, give them a mist daily or get a humidifier.
Allow the soil to mostly dry out between watering during the winter seasons. This tropical houseplant loves warm temperatures and has no cold hardiness. As the plant grows, it will most likely need a bamboo stake or moss pole to grow up, as it loves to grow up a stable structure.
The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.