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Philodendron bipinnatifidum

Split Leaf Philodendron, Cut Leaf, Selloum, Mano de tigre

Nothing speaks of the tropics more than this large glossy leafed ground cover and vine. Its distinctive leaf shape makes one think of a Rousseau painting or vegetation that must have been in the Garden of Eden. Native to Central America from Mexican to Panama this has become a favorite. Best known as Split Leaf Philodendron, a semi woody shrub, this plant is low maintenance prefers part shade and requires a medium amount of water although it tolerates dryness

Plant Characteristics


leathery, glossy, heart-shaped leaves 25–90 cm (9 to 35 inches) long by 25–75 cm broad.

As the  leaves mature and get larger do they develop more  distinctive splits. 


Additional Information

Benefits | Desirability
We have found this plant makes an impressive statement as a  ground cover, great for entrances.

Aesthetic Combinations

 It is most effective standing alone or in combination with other lush-leafed plants such as gingers and bananas 


Read more:http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/37036/#ixzz3UB0Z4CzC 




All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction


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