Philodendron Mexicanum
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Philodendron Mexicanum Care

The key to philodendron mexicanum care is to not let it sit in wet soil

Philodendron Mexicanum Care Summary

Light needs:Plenty of indirect sunlight, but no direct.
Watering needs:Check weekly, water if soil is mostly dry.
Fertilizer:A balanced feed once a month in spring and summer.
Soil:A well draining and rich potting mix. 
Temperature:18-27°C (64-81°F).
Where to buy:Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Root rot, pests on leaves.


The philodendron mexicanum is a climbing philodendron with long arrow-head shaped leaves that start off light green in color and then harden off to a darker green as they get older.

Philodendron Mexicanum Light Needs

Give your plant plenty of indirect sunlight, but no direct.

How Often to Water

To ensure you do not over or underwater your plant you should check the soil every week, and water it as long as it is mostly dry.


Feed your plant once a month in the spring and summer months a balanced plant feed.


A well draining soil is essential, make sure it is better draining than a standard compost. Add perlite if you can.

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

How To Propagate Philodendron Mexicanum

For best results, use sphagnum moss to propagate your philodendron mexicanum. Take a cutting with one leaf and node and put it in moist sphagnum moss. It will root in a month or two, just keep it moist and humid with some indirect sun. When it starts to grow new leaves and has a good root system you can pot it up in a new pot.

When To Repot A Philodendron Mexicanum

Repot this plant every spring, and make sure it has plenty of room to grow in the forthcoming growing months.


60% humidity is ideal for a philodendron mexicanum

Philodendron Mexicanum Temperature

18-27°C (64-81°F) is great for your plant, so it will be fine in most homes, as long as you keep it out of drafts in winter.

Philodendron Mexicanum Vs Atabapoense

The are similar plants but you can tell the difference as the p. mexicanum has bigger lobes to it’s leaves that the p. atabapoense.

Philodendron 69686 Vs Mexicanum

They are similar plants, but the mexicanum’s leaves has dark pink undersides. For more see our article: Philodendron 69686 Care.

Where To Buy

Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.

Other Names

Philodendron Latisagittum

Philodendron Mexicanum Care FAQs and Common Problems

Philodendrons are particularly susceptible to root rot, so be careful when watering. Also check for pests regularly so infestation cannot take hold.

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