Lighting: Bright, indirect light
Water: Water once the soil is dry.
Humidity: Requires high levels of humidity (60-80%)
Native Origin: Central America
USDA Hardy Zone: 10 & 11
Philodendron Squamiferum is an unusual multi lobed climbing plant that requires a well drained mix, bright diffused light, and a good amount of humidity. The leaves of this plant morph drastically as it matures and will reach a maximum length of 18 inches. Squamiferum is one of the few Philodendron that grows bright red hair from its petioles much like its relatives Fibrosum, Verrucosum, Nangaritense, & Serpens. Your Squamiferum is potted in a fast draining aroid mix so be sure to water as soon as the soil is dry. Providing higher levels of humidity will quickly encourage the plant to climb & push out large beautiful leaves.
Philodendron grow very well outdoors, but they are not winter hardy and should be brought inside once temperatures dip below 55 degrees. Spring through Fall, keep your Philodendron in Full to Partial Shade and make sure it is not receiving any hot, direct sun. Water once your plant has had a chance to dry out, usually about every 4-5 days outdoors with moderate temperatures. During periods of extreme heat, you may need to water your Philodendron every 2-3 days.