The Horsehead Philodendron has shiny, olive green, leathery leaves in the shape of a horse's head, hence the name!
Whether growing up tree trunks or potted totem poles, fiddle leaf philodendron provides neat, evergreen, glossy foliage with a tropical appeal. The stems are an attractive light brown with long tendrils.
This one is great for beginners and is very vigorous. Does best when provided with a totem to support its upward, vining growth habit.
POSITION It will grow quickly in bright, indirect light. It will tolerate lower light but will grow very slow.
Like almost all other indoor plants, Philodendrons will hate being too close to a heater or catching the draught of an air con. Keep them well clear or risk the dreaded leaf drop.
WATER Keep soil on the dry side. Drench soil thoroughly, then allow it to become moderately dry before watering again. Water regularly from spring to autumn. Sparingly in winter. Over watering and stem rot are common problems, especially at low temperatures.
Pictured here in a 20cm pot, it will be posted potted.