Philodendron verrucosum

Philodendron verrucosum - L. Mathieu ex Schott


Philodendron verrucosum growing on the Living Wall of Aroids in high humidity is a species of flowering plant in the family Araceae Family.

It is native to Costa Rica, Panama, Columbia, Ecuador and Peru and is a hemiphophyte climbing plant. Philodondron verrucosum is kept by collectors for its unique appearance, with foliage that has slightly wavy edges, white veins, and flushes of reddish hues, as well as pubescence a fine covering of down or soft short hair, as on the petiole and sinus of a plant. 

Philodendron verrucosum is normally hemiepiphytic and grows in pre-mountainous rain forest regions mostly above 500 meters in elevation.





Philodendron verrucosum

Philodendron verrucosum growing in a hanging pot with macrame hanger and totem in the Araceae Cloud Forest..

Maintaining moisture to aerial roots in hemiepiphytic aroids is key to ensuring sustained vertical growth on totems, macrame hangers and other suitable structures ensuring density and spatial distribution of develping aerial roots.

Growing in premium CocoCoir (60%/40% Blend) with low EC (<1ms/cm @ 1:1.5 dilution).

100% Natural Product with pH : 5,0 – 7,5

Cataphyll (a bract-like modified leaf)

New leaf blades emerge from a cataphyll (a bract-like modified leaf) forming a 'sheaths' covered in pubesence (find hairs) providing a shield to protect the delicate emerging foliage

As the cataphylls is deciduous once open, over time it fall from the petiole.  

The cataphyll is the singular most important identifying characteristic of an aroid.  The leaf blades are thin (subcoriaceous) while both dark and velvety on the adaxial (upper) surface but are paler in color along the major veins. The leaf blade is tinged purplish on the abaxol (underside).

The Living Wall of Aroids is made of 100% recycled plastic PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles os being reclaimed by mosses, and providing a contrasting backdrop to the maturing Philodendron verrucosum.

The Mosses are a naturally occurring (non-vascular flowerless plants in the taxonomic division Bryophyta) Mosses provide sanctuary,

additional moisture, nutrients for growth and survival of the developing aerial roots. Mosses promotes the primary hemiepiphyte to successfully establish on the Living Wall, ensuring density and spatial distribution, growth and survival of aerial roots.Fogging maintains humidity through all Seasons, providing moisture and organic nutrients and inoculants to the wall and these appressed hemiepiphytic climbers.


The petioles which support the leaf blades are terete (round) and purplish in color as well as covered with pubescence (hair) growing from stem to sinus

Philodendron verrucosum

Picture these Philodendron verrucosum glowing in your collection.

We have rooted stem cuttings available.

Philodendron verrucosum

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