The Hope Philodendron is a beginner-friendly indoor plant and is a great air-purifying plant perfect for large corners.
Its giant, glossy leaves are amazing at increasing the oxygen levels around and absorbing harmful pollutants such as formaldehyde.
Learn all about its care requirements from our complete care tips.
- What Is the Hope Philodendron?
- Philodendron Hope Care
- Frequently Asked Questions
What Is the Hope Philodendron?
Philodendron Hope Selloum is a gorgeous landscape plant native to the jungles of South America. It belongs to the Araceae family.
Some of its other commonly known names include the Split leaf philodendron, Philodendron Selloum and the Lacy Tree Philodendron. The scientific names are Philodendron Bipinnatifidum and Thaumatophyllum Bipinnatifidum.
Philodendron Hope Care
– Water Requirements
This tropical plant prefers a slightly moist soil at all times but cannot stand in soggy soil for long. If you want your plant to have glossy green leaves, water it only when the top two to three inches of the soil dry out. The roots hate to have wet feet and water-logged soil conditions for longer periods.
If you tend to overwater your plants, it might be better to invest in a moisture meter to accurately determine whether the plant needs to be watered. Alternatively, you can also use the finger-knuckle test to check if the plant needs to be watered.
To determine the water needs using the finger-knuckle test, insert a finger in the soil till the second knuckle. If it feels dry and the soil does not stick to your finger, water the plant thoroughly. Otherwise, wait for a few days and check back again.