Philodendron Mayoi
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Philodendron Mayoi

Welcome to our guide to Philodendron Mayoi care and propagation. The key to philodendron mayoi care is to keep them humid and don’t over water them….

Philodendron Mayoi Summary

Light needs:Bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check the soil with your finger, only water if top half is dry.
Fertilizer: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 or Etsy.
Common issues:Overwatering and root rot.


The philodendron mayoi is known for it architectural split-leaves. We cover all you need to know about this tropical house plant.

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Philodendron Mayoi Light Needs

Philodendron mayois love bright indirect sunlight. Give them as much as you can without direct sun. I keep most of my philodendrons in a south facing room but not in front of the window, just off to the side.

How Often To Water

Check the soil with your finger weekly, do not water them if the top half is still wet. It is really import not to over water it. Make sure all the excess water can drain away afterward, or tip it out, you don’t want the plant sat in a saucer of water and then getting root rot.

Tip: wait ten minutes after watering the plant then tip out any excess water from the saucer or external pot, as these can be prone to root rot if left in soggy soil.


A balanced feed every 3 weeks in the spring and summer is ideal. Make sure it is well diluted, you do not want fertilizer burn.


A well draining, loose, organic soil is ideal. I use a mix of perlite, potting compost and orchid bark in equal parts. For more on Philodendron soil see our guide on what to buy or how to make your own: Philodendron Soil.

When To Repot

Check the plant in Spring and take a good look at the roots to make sure it has room to grow in the warmer months. If it is getting crowded, pot it up a size.


60%-70% is best, so get a humidity meter and a pebble tray with water to up the ambient humidity around the plant.

Tip: You can buy a humidity meter (affiliate link) to keep an eye on maximum and minimum levels.


They’ll be fine most homes, aim for an ideal daytime temperature range of 18°C to 25°C (64-77°F). Try to keep them above 10°C (50°F) at night and in the winter.

How To Propagate Philodendron Mayoi

Propagate your mayoi with a stem cutting with one leaf and one node. After taking the cutting, let the wounds heal over for half a day or so. Then root it in a cup of moist sphagnum moss for a month or two, keeping it humid and moist and in in direct sunlight. It should take about 2 months to develop a healthy root system. Then once roots are established you can pot it up into soil and treat as a juvenile plant.

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Or Etsy.

Other Names

‘Philodendron Mayoi’ is it’s scientific name as well as is common name.

Philodendron Mayoi FAQs And Common Problems

Be really careful of overwatering, they are susceptible to it like all philodendrons. Don’t let them sit in wet soil at all.

Is Philodendron Mayoi Toxic To Cats?

They are can be toxic if ingested, causing vomiting or oral irritation, so contact a vets if your cat eats any.

Is Philodendron Mayoi A Climber or Crawler?

It is a climbing philodendron.

Philodendron Mayoi USDA Zone

Zones 9-11.

Philodendron Mayoi Vs Radiatum

They are really similar plants, but can be easily told apart by looking at the petiole, the mayoi has a red hue to its petiole, the radiatum’s is green. When they are young it is vey difficult as they are so similar, you need a more mature plant to really tell.

Philodendron Mayoi Vs Tahiti

The tahiti is actually a cultivar of the mayoi, and often you will find they are sold under different names but are the same plant.

Philodendron Mayoi Vs Xanadu

These two plants can look similar from a far, but close up the mayoi has similar color veins to the rest of the leaf, but the xanadu has a lighter veining. The mayoi has a red petiole, the xanadu does not.

Philodendron Mayoi Juvenile

As a juvenile plant they are much cheaper, but the leaves are not fully formed into their final shape, they do not have big splits yet and are stumpier. Even if you take a cutting from a mature plant it will then put out juvenile leaves when rooted and will need to mature.

Additional Resources

Buy: we recommend a digital thermometer hygrometer (amazon affiliate link) to measure humidity.


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