Philodendron Lacerum
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Philodendron Lacerum

Welcome to our guide to Philodendron Lacerum care and propagation

Philodendron Lacerum Care Summary

Light needs:Medium to bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check the soil once a week and only water if top half is dry.
Fertilizer:Use a balanced feed every 3 weeks in the spring and summer.
Soil:A mix of perlite, potting compost and orchid bark.
Temperature:18°C to 25°C (64-77°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Overwatering and root rot.


The philodendron lacerum is a climbing philodendron known for its large almost elephant ear shaped leaves.

See also: Philodendron Pink Princess Care, Philodendron Camposportoanum Care, Philodendron White Knight.

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Light Needs

Bright indirect sunlight is ideal, they’ll be ok in medium too.

How Often To Water A Philodendron Lacerum

Check the soil once a week and only water if top half is dry. Under watering is better than over watering when it comes to philodendrons as they can get root rot easily.

Tip: underwater this plant rather than overwater it, they must not sit in soggy soil as they get root rot easily. Check the soil and only water if mostly dry, and make sure you don’t leave the pot sat in any excess water.


They don’t need feeding, but you can encourage growth by using a balanced feed every 3 weeks in the spring and summer.


They need to be well draining as philodendrons can get root rot easily, I use a mix of perlite, potting compost and orchid bark.

For more on Philodendron soil see our guide on what to buy or how to make your own: Philodendron Soil.

When To Repot A Philodendron Lacerum

Repot them when they outgrow their current pot, check them at Easter time to make sure they have room to grow over the summer.

Tip: they love to climb, give them a bamboo stick, moss pole or trellis to climb up.


Aim for the range 60%-70%, they will flourish if given a high humidity environment.


They will do well in most home, ideally 18°C to 25°C (64-77°F).

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

How To Propagate Philodendron Lacerum

You can propagate philodendron lacerum easily by taking a cutting with one node and one leaf. Let the cutting callous over for two hours or so, then pot it up in a cup of sphagnum moss. Give it humidity, moisture and light. It should root in a month or so. Pot it up in soil when it’s roots have developed well.

Is It Toxic To Cats?

They are toxic to dogs and cats, as they contain calcium oxalate crystals, which can cause irritation if ingested, seek vets advice if your pet eats any.

Philodendron Lacerum Vs Mayoi

You can tell the difference between these plants the mayoi has red petioles and the lacerum does not.

Is It A Climber Or Crawler?

It is a climbing plant.

Philodendron Lacerum Scientific Name

Philodendron lacerum or philodendron albovaginatum.

FAQs And Common Problems

They are susceptible to root rot so be really careful of watering.

Hope you found this guide useful, you might also like our other articles: Philodendron Pink Princess Care, Philodendron White Knight. Scindapsus Treubii Moonlight, Jessenia Pothos, Hoya Linearis, Philodendron Camposportoanum Care.

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