Philodendron Warszewiczii
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Philodendron Warszewiczii Care

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Philodendron Warszewiczii Care Summary

Light needs:Bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check weekly, water if top half of soil is dry.
Fertilizer:A balanced feed every 3 weeks in the spring and summer.
Soil:A well draining perlite based soil mix.
Temperature:15-32°C (59-90°F).
Where to buy:Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Wilting or dropping leaves due to root rot.


The philodendron warszewiczii is a large aroid from Central America, known for it’s bipinnatifid leaf, which mean it is split and segmented to the center. It’s spiky, pointed leaves grow from a really thick stem.

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Light Needs

Bright indirect sunlight is ideal, they will be ok in medium indirect too. No direct sun.

How Often to Water A Philodendron Warszewiczii

Check the plants once a week and water them if the top half of the soil is dry. Becareful not to over water and to empty out any excess water afterwards so the roots do not sit in waterlogged soil.


Feed them a balanced feed, monthly or every 3 weeks in the spring and summer months.


They must not sit in wet soil, so add some perlite to the potting mix to ensure they have adequate drainage.

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 Warszewiczii

They grow relatively quickly so will need repotting every year or two. Be sure to check them in spring when they will start to grow quicker and need space.


50-70% humidity is ideal, so keep them in a humid part of your home.

Tip: Keep them humid, at least 60% in the day and they’ll be ok with a bit less at night. You can buy a humidity meter (affiliate link) to keep an eye on maximum and minimum levels.

Philodendron Warszewiczii Temperature

15-32°C (59-90°F) will suit this plant well.

How To Propagate Philodendron Warszewiczii

It is fairly easy to propagate a philodendron warszewiczii. Take a cutting with a node and a leaf using a clean knife. Let it heal over for a few hours so the wound is calloused. Then you can then propagate it in a cup of moist sphagnum moss and keep it in a humid and well lit to encourage it to root IT can take a few months, then you can pot it up into soil.

Is It Toxic To Cats?

They are toxic to cats if eaten and can cause vomiting or irritation, although unlikely in most cases to result in death. Seek vets advice if your pet eats any.

Is It A Climber Or Crawler?

The Philodendron Warszewicziiis a climber.

Philodendron Warscewiczii Vs Selloum

They are very similar and are both types of bipinnatifidum and are difficult to tell apart. hen they are mature, the warscewiczii has bigger spacing between the nodes.

Philodendron Warszewiczii Aurea Flavum

The philodendron warszewiczii aurea ‘flavum’ is an impressive bright golden yellow version of the plant. It requires the same care as the traditional version, but just make sure you give it enough light to keep that bright color, but not too much light that can burn the leaf as it will show quickly on the aurea.

Where To Buy

Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.

Other Names

Snowflake Leaf Philodendron

Philodendron Warszewiczii Care FAQs and Common Problems

Wilting or dropping leaves as well as yellowing can occur due to the roots sitting in wet soil for too long. Make sure you don’t let it get waterlogged.

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