Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Slow growing to 2 to 3 ft. high and wider.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Year-round Interest
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Inconspicuous
Botanical Pronunciation:fil-oh-DEN-dron HIB-rid
Plant type:Shrub
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Sunset climate zones:8, 9, 12 - 24
Growth habit:Compact
Growth rate:Slow
Average landscape size:Slow growing to 2 to 3 ft. high and wider.
Special features:Year-round Interest
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Inconspicuous
Flower color:White
Garden styleContemporary, Tropical
Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Design IdeasUnmatched by any other big-leafed tropical, this foliage plant plays an important role in creating jungle-like exotic compositions in warm winter gardens. With its lax habit and tolerance of both sun and considerable shade, it works in foundation plantings under shade arbors, as a focal point of sequestered entries or as a standout against hot-colored walls of postmodern architecture. Will grow quite well in large containers, wintered indoors in colder climates.
Companion PlantsGet that equatorial jungle look with Philodendron coupled with Bird Of Paradise, (Strelitzia reginae), Tropicanna Canna, (Canna indica var. 'Phasion') and brilliant Blood Banana, (Musa acuminata zebrina). Then spice it up with fragrance from Pink Bower Vine, (Pandorea jasminoides) or hardier Purple-leaf Japanese Honeysuckle, (Lonicera japonica 'Purpurea'). Then experiment with Everblooming Gardenia, (Gardenia jasminoides 'Veitchii') and Blue Dracaena Palm, (Cordyline indivisa), and bright Flame Kaffir Lily, (Clivia miniata 'Monya').
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: winter.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.