Philodendron Panduriforme
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Philodendron Panduriforme

Welcome to our guide to the philodendron panduriforme care. We cover care and propagation…

Philodendron Panduriforme Care Summary

Light needs:Medium to bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check the soil weekly, and water them if the top half of the soil is dry.
Fertilizer:A balanced fertilizer monthly in spring and summer months.
Soil:A mix of orchid bark and perlite with normal potting compost.
Humidity:50% or more.
Temperature:24-29°C (75-85°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Other names:Wolf’s Head Philodendron
Common issues:Overwatering


The Philodendron Panduriforme is known for it’s beautifully shaped, lobed leaves that are almost dagger-like. It is quite a fast grower and easy to care for, being tolerant of more household conditions.

See also: Philodendron Mamei Care, Philodendron Gigas Care, Philodendron Pastazanum Care, Philodendron Patriciae Care, Philodendron Pedatum, Philodendron Rugosum, Philodendron Subhastatum, Philodendron Vs Pothos.

Light Needs

Give them medium to bright indirect light, no direct sun. They will do well in most rooms that have some decent light. An east-facing window would be ideal.

How Often To Water Philodendron Panduriforme

You do not want to over water them, so check the soil weekly, and water them if the top half of the soil is dry. Then make sure the plant is not sat in the water afterwards, tip it out to avoid water logging. You do not want to overwater this plant, as they get root rot easily.

Tip: they get root rot easily, let it mostly dry out before watering again, and don’t let it sit in excess water, tip it out after watering.


You do not have to feed them, they’ll be fine without. But you can encourage better growth if you give them a balanced fertilizer monthly in spring and summer months.


The key to philodendron panduriforme care is to give them a well draining mix to avoid root rot. A mix of orchid bark and perlite with normal potting compost is ideal.

See our guide on buying or making your own soil here: Philodendron Soil.

When to Repot Philodendron Panduriforme

Check their roots once or twice a year and if they are looking crowded, pot them up a size.

Tip: encourage bigger leaf growth by giving it plenty of humidity and a moss pole to cling to.


Try to give them 50% or more. They do better with a bit of humidity, and can really thrive in 60% more.


Aim for 24-29°C (75-85°F) during the day, and try to keep them above a minimum of 10°C (50°F) at night.

How to Propagate Philodendron Panduriforme

They are best propagated with stem cuttings. Take a cutting with a node and a leaf. They can be propagated in water or soil, I prefer sphagnum moss for these as they love the air to the roots as well as moisture. Keep them humid, well lit, and moist until they have a decent sized root system. Then they can be planted up a good philodendron soil mix. .

Philodendron Panduriforme Common Name

Panda Plant, Fiddleleaf Philodendron

Philodendron Panduriforme USDA Zone

They can grow outdoors year-round in zones 10-11.

Philodendron Panduriforme Vs Bipennifolium

They are really similar with their rounded lobes, but you can tell them apart as the bipennifolium is longer and thinner. When juvenile they both have shorter and stumper leaves and are more difficult to tell apart, you need to wait until they are mature to identify them.

Philodendron Panduriforme Vs Florida

You can tell the difference between these two plants as the florida has much wider leaves that are almost as wide at they are long, but the panduriforme is more slender, and much longer than it is wide.

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.

Philodendron Panduriforme Mature

The mature form has much longer dagger-like leaves. When juvenile, the leaves are much shorter, more stunted version.

Is It A Climber Or Crawler?

The Philodendron Panduriforme is a climbing philodendron.

Other Names

The Philodendron Panduriforme is know by the common names Wolf’s Head Philodendron or Fiddleleaf Philodendron.

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

For more on philodendrons see our philodendron category with all our philodendron care guides.

FAQs and Common Problems

Overwatering is a common issue, make sure the soil is mostly dry before watering again and do not let the plant pot stand in excess water, tip it out after watering.

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There you have it, here ends our guide to this beautiful plant. You might also like our other articles:

Philodendron Mamei Care, Philodendron Gigas Care, Philodendron Pastazanum Care.

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