Philodendron Tortum


Take one look at this plant and you’ll see why it’s sometimes called Fernleaf Philodendron. Each leaf is deeply lobed, giving it a ferny appearance. The lacy texture stands out from a lot of other common Philodendron. As additional interest, the new leaves emerge a coppery-orange color. They slowly unfurl, showing off an otherworldly appearance. No need to worry about delivery -- our Philodendron tortum will be delivered fresh from our farm direct to your doorstep. Shipping, handling, and a heat pack (if needed) is included in the price.

  • Hard-to-find variety loved by plant collectors
  • Easy to grow, making it good for beginners and experienced plant parents
  • Can eventually climb 6 feet or more (if left unpruned)

Light Level: Indirect Sunlight

Take care not to overwater; Philodendron tortum holds up better to being too dry than too wet.

Water Level: Thirsty

This plant can only go 1-2 weeks without water so check on it weekly and add water every time the top two inches of soil dry out.

Quick Tips

It’s best to give your Philodendron a support, such as totem or moss pole, on which to climb.

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Size Guide
Philodendron Tortum | medium

Plant Bio

Philodendron tortum

While Philodendron tortum is a species found in the wild, it’s only been within the last 20 years that it was officially published as a new species. Hailing from areas of Brazil and Bolivia, this climbing aroid has been hard to find and relatively expensive until now. It’s related to Monstera, Epipremnum, and Rhaphidophora. It features lacy, almost fern-like leaves that can reach more than 12 inches long. Because of its climbing nature, it’s an excellent choice for growing on a totem, moss pole, or wall.

Philodendron tortum grows best in medium to bright light (within 3 to 4 feet of a large, unobstructed east- or west-facing window is often ideal). It can be supplemented – or grow entirely – under artificial lights, as well. Water as the top half or so of the potting mix dries to the touch, provide average household temperatures, and average to above-average relative humidity levels (above 40 percent is optimal).

Note: This plant may have some natural degree of toxicity and may cause discomfort or illness if ingested. Additionally, exposure to the sap of this plant may cause discomfort to individuals with a sensitivity to it upon contact. Grown for ornamental purposes and not intended for human or animal consumption.

Philodendron Tortum | medium

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