Split Leaf Philodendron
Easy to Grow Tropical
Split-leaf philodendron (sometimes referred to as philodendron bipinnatifidum) is a climbing, evergreen perennial vine. This plant has large perforated leaves on thick plant stems that, given the right conditions, can grow into large trees.
Its long cord-like roots and 1-3 ft leaves give an impressive "rainforest" look to any garden.
This plant likes to sprawl out so don't plant it too close to walls or high traffic areas. Its huge leaves are a great shelter for tender plants that could benefit from its canopy.
It can be grown in the coastal south with protection and is almost always winter hardy in growing zone 9.
As an indoor plant, it will typically grow to 6-8 ft. with mostly uncut leaves. Mature plants will produce large, glossy, dark green leaves with distinctive cuts and will bear arrow shaped flowers.
Split Leaf Philodendron makes an excellent container-grown decoration indoors or outside on decks. Choose a bright spot with indirect or filtered light, such as a south-facing window.