Seline

£65.00

Philodendron Selloum

Why we love Seline

Her big and beautiful leaves make her a stylish statement plant for home or office.

Easy care
Bright light
The patch promise

She’ll look her best with room to spread out, so she’s better for larger spaces. Try her as a focal point in your living room.

Quick facts

BOTANICAL NAME

Philodendron bipinnatifidum

NICKNAME

Philodendrom selloum; horsehead philodendron; lacy tree philodendron

PLANT TYPE

Evergreen; indoor

AIR PURIFYING?

Yes

PLANT HEIGHT (INCLUDING POT)

70-80cm

PET/BABY SAFE?

Toxic if consumed

NURSERY POT SIZE

30cm

About philodendron bipinnatifidum

Scientifically known as philodendron bipinnatifidum - try saying that three times fast - or philodendron selloum, this is a very adaptive plant. It makes the best of whatever situation it finds itself in. It’s native to South America and in the wild it will change its behaviour to fit its environment. it can grow to become an enormous tree, or it might live in the branches of other trees. It likes bright sunshine but can learn to tolerate shade. Whatever works.

It’s unusual among philodendron because it doesn’t have heart-shaped leaves (In Greek, Philodendron means ‘heart plant’). Instead, it has serrated leaves, which for some reason earned it the nickname horsehead philodendron. You can sort of see it if you squint.

It’s adaptive nature means it’s pretty easy to look after. It ideally likes quite bright light, but tolerates some shade. A bit of water, plus a feed with liquid fertiliser once per month in spring and summer, and it will be happy as anything.

Did you know?

This plant can produce flowers, but it can take up to 20 years for them to appear.