Split Leaf Philodendron-Plant Identification
I need help identifying my plant. it has very large green leaves with big slits in them. I think it’s some kind of philodendron.
It sounds like your plant is a Split Leaf Philodendron.
Split Leaf Philodendron plants, or Monstera deliciousa as some call it, have big glossy heart- shaped leaves that, as the plant matures, split from the leaf edge to the center vein. These slits in the leaves are called cuts. The Split Leaf Philodendron houseplant grows rapidly and often has leaves that are up to 3ft. long and 2ft. wide.
A split leaf philodendron, unlike other philodendron plants that grow well in low to medium light, likes bright, indirect light. It can survive in lower light, but the leaves won’t split and the plant becomes leggy. Avoid placing the plant in direct the sun or the leaves will be damaged.
Water well until the water drains out the drip holes in the bottom of the pot. Allow the top 25-30% of the soil to dry out before watering again. Keep the soil damp but never soggy. Water droplets or perspiration on the leaves indicate over-watering; brown leaf edges indicate under watering.
Feed every two weeks when the plant is actively growing with a balanced plant food diluted to 1/2 the recommended strength.
Read more about a Split Leaf Philodendron in the Popular HousePlant section of the website.