• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing; forms foliage clumps 2 to 3 ft. high and wider.
    Key Feature:
    Year-Round Interest
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:fil-oh-DEN-dron HIB-rid
    Plant type:Shrub
    Sunset climate zones:8, 9, 12 - 24
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing; forms foliage clumps 2 to 3 ft. high and wider.
    Foliage color:Green
    Flower color:White
    Garden styleContemporary, Tropical
    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 PlantsBird of Paradise (Strelitzia); Bush Lily (Clivia); Gardenia (Gardenia); Canna (Canna); Passion Vine (Passiflora)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Easily grown in evenly moist, humus-rich, well-drained soil. Avoid harsh afternoon sun. As a houseplant, provide bright light. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Apply a slow release fertilizer as new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: winter.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.