BOTANICAL NAME: Philodendron cannifolium
COMMON NAME: Spear Leaf Philodendron
DESCRIPTION: Clumping with multiple leaves rising from usually short stems. Leaves lanceolate to 600mm.
LIGHT/POSITION: Low to medium light.
WATERING: Generally moist to dry depending on available light. Allow top 5cm to dry out between watering.
CLEANING: Keep dust free. Lightly polish with white oil to enhance colour and form of leaves.
PESTS: Mealybug the most common pest problem. Occasionally, in dry hot positions, the plant can be attacked by spider mites. Use contact spray like neem soap.
DISEASES: Stem rot will occur if the soil is kept wet or plant is kept in cold damp conditions.
FERTILISING: Not recommended in interior landscapes.
PRUNING: Remove spent leaves.
PRESENTATION: Should be presented with full growth on all sides.
GENERAL INFORMATION: Makes an excellent specimen where space permits.