Philodendron Pedatum
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Philodendron Pedatum

Welcome to our concise guide to the philodendron pedatum.

Philodendron Pedatum Summary

Light needs:Medium to bright indirect sunlight. 
Watering needs:Check once a week, water if top 50% of soil is dry.
Fertilizer:A high nitrogen feed every 3 weeks in summer.
Soil:A standard potting compost plus 20% perlite.
Temperature:18°C to 25°C (64-77°F).
Where to buy:Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Overwatering.


The philodendron pedatum aka the oak leaf philodendron is an easy to care for philodendron with amazing leaf shape. This is a fairly easy plant to look after too.

Light Needs

Medium indirect sunlight to bright indirect. These will be fine back from the window, they’ll tolerate lower light conditions than many other philodendrons.

How Often to Water A Philodendron Pedatum

Check your plants once a week, and water your pedatum if the top 50% of soil is dry.


Use a high nitrogen feed every 3 weeks in the summer. The high nitrogen content is to promote leaf growth.


A philodendron pedatum will do best is a a well draining soil. You can use a standard potting compost and add about 20% perlite.

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 Pedatum

Repot your plant when it is root bound and you see the roots growing out the bottom of the pot. The best time of year to do this is in spring so it has the whole growing season to grow into it’s new pot.


50-60% is ideal for a philodendron like this, but they’ll be ok in lower humidity areas of your home too.


The ideal temperature range for a philodendron pedatum is 18°C to 25°C (64-77°F), so normal household temperatures will be fine.

Where To Buy

Try one of these Rare Plant Shops or Etsy.

Other Names For A Philodendron Pedatum

Oak leaf philodendron.

Philodendron Pedatum Vs Florida Green

The pedatum and florida green are really similar plants. The main difference is the stem color – the pedatums are green and the florida’s are red .

See also: Philodendron Florida Ghost.

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FAQs and Common Problems

Be careful of overwatering, let the soil dry out 50% at least before watering again. Also be careful of normal houseplant pests that can take up home on their leaves.

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