Bigger and cold-hardier than Xanadu, smaller and more compact than P, selloum, with distinctive wiggly glossy green leaves. Hope is an ideal indoor plant, as well as a lush foliage plant for shady sub-tropical gardens, even surviving below-zero temperatures in sheltered well-drained spots. Like Xanadu, the leaves start off smooth-edged and develop the wiggly lobes as the plant matures.
DESCRIPTION: Luscious evergreen plant with compact growth habit. Decoratively shaped deep green heavily lobed leaves with a glossy surface. A compact version of Philodendron selloum (bipinnatifidum) with smaller, less deeply-lobed leaves.NOTE: Young leaves may be smooth-edged and will develop the distinctive wiggles as the plant matures. USE IN: Stunning plant for tropical gardens and well lit patio areas. Suited to borders, undergrowth planting and containers indoors and out. LOCATION: A partly or fully shaded position in the garden. Suited to warm climates with good rainfall and well lit protected areas in cooler climates. Protect from frost. Can survive down to -5C but may lose above-ground foliage and regrow in spring. Plant in a free draining soil rich in organic matter. A potting mix rich with peat moss or humus is ideal. CARE: Mulch and water regularly during the first 12 weeks until the plant is established. Fertilise with a slow release fertiliser yearly to ensure lush growth. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 1.5 m H x 1.5 m W. YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide. May be supplied as 'plugs', slightly smaller than our usual tubestock but with a healthy root system ready for planting or potting on.