Philodendron Bernardopazii
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Philodendron Bernardopazii Care

The philodendron bernardopazii is a rare house plant, but luckily is straight forward to care for and will thrive in most homes…

Philodendron Bernardopazii Care Summary

Light needs:Bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check weekly, water if top half of soil is dry.
Fertilizer:A balanced feed once a week in spring and summer.
Soil:A well draining mix with 20% perlite.
Temperature:18-27°C (64-81°F).
Where to buy:Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Root rot due to overwatering.


Philodendron bernardopazii, aka the Philodendron superbum, is a climbing philodendron originally from Brazil. It is known for it’s large form pointed, ribbed green leaves. It is quite rare at the moment with demand outstripping supply a few times over. although it is not super expensive. It is fairly easy to look after and it an impressive plant due to it’s large dagger-like leaves.

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Philodendron Bernardopazii Light Needs

Bright indirect sunlight is optimal for this plant. They will be ok with less, but no direct sun.

How Often to Water

Check the soil twice a week in summer and once a week in winter, and if the top half is dry then water it.


Feed them a balanced feed once a week in spring and summer.


A well draining mix with 20% perlite is ideal. For more on Philodendron soil see our guide on what to buy or how to make your own: Philodendron Soil.

Philodendron Bernardopazii Propagation

The philodendron bernardopazii can be propagated easily with stem cuttings. Take a cutting including a node and at least one leaf. Bury the node in a cup of moist sphagnum with the leaf sticking out and it should root over the next one to two months. Keep the moss moist but not soaking and maintain a high humidity as well as keeping in in indirect sunlight. Once it is well rooted you can pot it up into soil.

Is It Toxic To Cats?

They are toxic to dog and cats if eaten, causing sickness and oral irritations, makes sure you contact a vet straight away if you think your pet has eaten any.

Is It A Climber Or Crawler?

The Philodendron Bernardopazii is a climbing philodendron.

Philodendron Bernardopazii Narrow Form

The narrow form is an absolute stunning plant with a thinner, more dagger-like blade.

Philodendron Bernardopazii Superbum

Philodendron Superbum is another name for the Philodendron Bernardopazii, they are the same plant.

When To Repot

Repot in Spring to give the plant plenty of space to grow the rest of the year.

Tip: Give them to a moss pole to climb up. You can tie it to it encourage upward growth, tidy the aerial roots and encourage larger leaf growth, as they grow up trees in the wild.

Philodendron Bernardopazii Humidity

60-70% humidity is ideal for a philodendron bernardopazii. Give it a humidifier or a wet pebble tray under it.


18-27°C (64-81°F) is the ideal temperature range for this plant.

Where To Buy

Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.

Philodendron Bernardopazii Care FAQs and Common Problems

Yellowing or browning of leaves is a common issue, and most commonly caused by root rot due to overwatering.

Philodendron Bernardopazii Narrow Form

The philodendron bernardopazii narrow form is a slightly thinner version of the p. bernardopazii. I needs the same care requirements too, you don’t need to treat it any differently.

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