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Philodendron selloum

This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Tree philodendron is a tropical plant with large, showy leaves that is grown as a houseplant in temperate climates. It can tolerate deep shade but prefers bright, indirect light and moist soil.  It does not tolerate salt build up so flush soil regularly or used distilled water for irrigation. It can produce aerial roots that absorb water and nutrients.  

TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN. CAUSES SEVERE PAIN IN THE MOUTH IF EATEN! SKIN IRRITATION MINOR, OR LASTING ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES.

Cultivars / Varieties:
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#houseplant#interiorscape#large leaves
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#houseplant#interiorscape#large leaves
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Philodendron
    Species:
    selloum
    Family:
    Araceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Tropical America
    Dimensions:
    Height: 6 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 6 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Poisonous
    Shrub
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Multi-stemmed
    Texture:
    Coarse
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Description:
    Approximately 15–20 years is required to produce flowers in an indoor environment. The small, petalless flowers are on a spadix that is enclosed within a spathe.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Slippery
    Smooth
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Margin:
    Lobed
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    The leaves are shiny dark green simple, large, deeply lobed, and attached to long, smooth petioles. They can be up to 4 feet long.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Light Brown
    White
    Surface/Attachment:
    Shaggy
    Bark Description:
    The trunk is relatively thick and woody with characteristic “eye-drop” leaf scars.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Houseplants
    Patio
    Pool/Hardscape
    Design Feature:
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Heavy Shade
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Intense burning and swelling of the lips, tongue, and throat, difficulty speaking. Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea may also occur. Frequent contact with cell sap may cause skin irritation.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Calcium oxalate crystals and possibly other toxins.
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    Yes
    Poison Part:
    Leaves