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Philodendron Lacerum Care and Growth Tips

Philodendron Lacerum Care

Philodendron Lacerum is a tropical plant that is native to Central America and South America. It is an evergreen vine that can grow up to 50 feet long. The leaves are dark green and have sharp teeth along the edge. Philodendron Lacerum is also known as the toothed philodendron. Like other philodendrons, it is a popular houseplant because it is easy to care for.

Philodendron Lacerum Care

Caring For The Philodendron Lacerum

Lighting Requirements For Philodendron Lacerum

Philodendron Lacerum is a tropical plant that requires high humidity and bright light. It can be grown as a houseplant or outdoor plant in zones 10 and 11. Outdoors, it needs full sun to partial shade and should be protected from the wind. Indoors, it needs bright light but can tolerate low light levels.

Philodendron Lacerum can survive in low light levels for short periods of time. However, it does best in high humidity conditions. It is not advisable to place the plant in an area with less than 50% humidity.


Most philodendrons like warm temperatures, but there is one variety that prefers cooler temps. Philodendron Lacerum originates from the South and enjoys moderate temperatures, between 65-75 degrees Fahrenheit.

This makes it a perfect houseplant for those in colder climates. Although it can handle lower temps, it won’t thrive if it’s too cold. So if you live in a climate where the temperature routinely dips below 65 degrees, you’ll need to provide supplemental heat.

Humidity Requirments

Philodendron Lacerum is a tropical plant that needs high humidity and moist, well-drained soil. If you live in a dry climate, your Philodendron Lacerum may not survive. It is hardy to about 10 degrees Fahrenheit, which means that it can survive short periods of freezing and will not be damaged by short periods of freezing below 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

Philodendron Lacerum needs higher humidity than most other houseplants. It should be kept in a room that is between 50 and 70 percent humidity. If the humidity is too low, Philodendron Lacerum will be stressed, and the leaves can turn brown or yellow.

It’s easy to tell if your Philodendron Lacerum needs more humidity. Just wipe the leaves of your plant with a damp cloth. If the moisture is absorbed easily, it’s probably healthy, and you don’t need to increase the humidity. 


Watering a Philodendron is not difficult, but there are a few things to keep in mind. Philodendrons like humidity, so you should mist your plant regularly. You can also place the pot on a tray of wet pebbles to increase the humidity.

In the summer, you may need to water your plant twice a week; in the winter, once a week should be enough. Be sure to give your Philodendron plenty of water, but don’t overwater it—this can lead to root rot.

Soil Requirements

Philodendron Lacerum is a hardy, easy-to-grow houseplant that thrives in moist but well-drained soil. A potting mix with plenty of organic matter works well, or you can make your own mix by combining one part each of peat moss, vermiculite, and perlite. Add a slow-release fertilizer at the beginning of the growing season for best results.


This plant does not require much cutting. However, if you choose to, pruning should be done in late winter or early spring before new growth begins. Use sharp scissors to cut the stem at a 45-degree angle just above a leaf node (the place where a leaf joins the stem). Make sure to remove any dead or diseased branches as well.

Propagation From Seeds

Seeds can be sown directly into the soil, while cuttings should be treated with rooting hormone before planting. Both methods are relatively easy and take little time to produce a new plant.


Philodendron Lacerum seeds are very small and should be handled with care. Seeds can be planted directly into the soil. The potting mix works well, but you can also use sand or peat moss.

You should place a layer of sand or peat moss on top of the potting soil before planting your seeds. This will help prevent the seeds from rolling around and becoming buried by the potting mix.

You should also make sure that the seeds are not too deep in the soil. The seeds should germinate within a few months if they are kept in a warm and humid environment. If you want to speed the process up, you can mist the soil with water every day.

Be careful not to overwater your seedlings. Once your seeds have germinated, you can move them to individual pots or into a larger pot. If you are using a single-plant pot, be sure to keep the soil moist and avoid drying out the soil. Transplanting your seedlings to individual pots may take several weeks.

When you transplant the seedlings, make sure that the soil is not too wet or dry. You should also avoid disturbing the roots of your seedlings for at least two weeks after transplantation.

Pests and Diseases

This plant is also susceptible to a number of pests and diseases. The most common pest of Philodendron Lacerum is the mealybug. Mealybugs are small, soft-bodied insects that can infest a wide variety of plants. They typically attach themselves to the underside of leaves and feed on the sap from the plants. Mealybugs can cause extensive damage to plants and may eventually kill them.

Another common pest of Philodendron Lacerum is whiteflies. Whiteflies are small, flying insects that suck sap from plants. They often infest the underside of leaves and can cause extensive damage to plants. Whiteflies can be controlled with insecticidal soap. Other common pests of Philodendron Lacerum include scales, aphids, and mealybugs.


When it comes to philodendron care, there are a few things you should know. First and foremost, philodendrons like bright light and indirect sunlight. Second, keep the soil moist but not soggy. Finally, give your plant many waterings throughout the day and night. With these tips in mind, you can ensure a healthy and happy philodendron!

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