The Philodendron Verrucosum is a favorite amongst plant enthusiasts, including us, for its velvety heart-shaped leaves, red underside, harry petioles, and golden venation. It belongs to the Araceae family and can be found in Central to South America in countries such as Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.
Verrucosums are a climbing container plant, requiring a pole or other structure to grow vertically and produce larger leaves. We find them to be amongst the fastest growers when provided its preferred growing conditions.
Like most aroids, Verrucosums prefer well draining potting mix, consisting of soil, perlite, sphagnum moss, charcoal, and orchid bark. They thrive in bright, indirect light; avoid direct sun as it may burn the leaves. They prefer higher humidity, ideally above 60%; lower humidity can cause browning on their leaves.