Meet the Split Leaf Philodendron

Three 4" philodendron on steps

The split leaf philodendron (also known as Monstera Deliciosa) is no stranger to most plant lovers, it’s a classic houseplant, and for good reason! The split leaf is a great grower, becomes quite large over time, and is not too difficult to care for. These traits make it a great houseplant choice for a lot of people. Just make sure you have a space to accommodate your plant long-term! Another thing to keep in mind when considering adding the split leaf philodendron to your collection, is that this jungle-native loves humidity. Consider placing a pebble tray near your plant, misting, or investing in a small humidifier to keep this plant happy! Check out our tips and tricks below for more simple care advice.

One reason in particular we were so excited to feature the split leaf philodendron, was that we were able to get several 4″ plants from our grower this week! We just love their adorable petite size, so we thought what a great oportunity to feature the split leaf as our plant of the week! If you frequent plant shops, you probably know the split leaf variety of philodendron tends to be a pricy plant, but the 4” size makes for a great budget-friendly starter. Of course, the discount will be valid for all the sizes of split leaf philodendrons that we carry. Whether, you are looking for something with mature splits already intact, or one of these cute little plants pictured, we’ve got you covered!

For this week (June 30, 2019 – July 6, 2019), we will be offering 20% off of any split leaf philodendron purchase. Take advantage of this sale while it lasts, or enter to win a split leaf philodendron on our Instagram and Facebook accounts. 

Quick Tips and Tricks for the Split Leaf Philodendron:

  • Bright Indirect Light is definitely best for this plant
    • This is the brightest spot you have, with no direct sunlight exposure
  • Water when first two-to-three inches of soil has dried
    • This plant enjoys being moist, but not soggy
  • This plant loves high humidity
  • Consider spinning your split leaf periodically to get it the most even exposure to sunlight as possible
    • This will help it both keep an aesthetically uniform look, and keep your plant happy and healthy
  • Periodically, you will want to gently wipe the leaves with a damp cloth 
  • This plant is considered very toxic, so keep out of reach of curious eaters

Check out some other posts we have on philodendrons:

Read about the Philodendron Selloum here

Read about the Heart Leaf Philodendron here