Philodendron Nanegalense
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Philodendron Nanegalense Care

Welcome to our guide to philodendron nanegalense care

Philodendron Nanegalense Care Summary

Light needs:Bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check the plant weekly, only water it if the top half of the soil is dry.
Fertilizer:Use a high-in-nitrogen feed once a month in spring and summer.
Soil:A well draining soil with perlite. 
Temperature:20-30°C (68-86°F)
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Root rot from to over watering and soggy soil.


The philodendron nanegalense grows in the wild in Ecuador and is climbing philodendron known for its ribbed velvet leaves.

Philodendron Nanegalense Light Needs

Give your nanegalense bright indirect sunlight.

How Often to Water

Check the plant weekly, only water it if the top half of the soil is dry. Then tip out any excess water, they must not sit in wet soil.


Use a high-in-nitrogen feed once a month in spring and summer months.

Philodendron Nanegalense Soil

A well draining soil with perlite. 80% compost to 20% perlite will allow the soil to drain better. You can add some orchid bark too of you like. For more on Philodendron soil see our guide on what to buy or how to make your own: Philodendron Soil.

Tip: the biggest cause of death with philodendrons is root rot, so ma sure they are in a rally well draining mix and don’t water them unless they really need it. Tip out excess water after watering too so the soil does not get soggy.

When To Repot

Repot it when it outgrows it’s current pot. Spring is a good time to check the plant as the growing season is starting.

Philodendron Nanegalense Humidity

60-70% is the ideal humidity for a tropical houseplant like this.


A temperature range of 20-30°C (68-86°F) in the day will suit these plants well, and a minimum temperature at night down to 10°C (50°F).

How To Propagate Philodendron Nanegalense

Take cuttings with one leaf and one node with sharp and clean scissors or a knife. Let the wound heal for a few hours and then root it in water for a month. You can then move it to a good philodendron soil mix.

Is It Toxic To Cats?

They are mildly to moderately toxic to cats so seek vets advice if your pet eats any. They contain calcium oxalate which causes numbness in the mouth and sometimes vomiting, if eaten.

Is It A Climber Or Crawler?

It is a climbing philodendron and will do well with some support to encourage upward growth.

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

Philodendron Nanegalense Care FAQs and Common Problems

Root rot from to over watering and soggy soil is a real issue, only water when most of the soil is dry, and make sure all water has drained away after watering before putting the plant back in it’s external container.

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