Philodendron nangaritense is a tropical evergreen perennial from the Araceae family. It originates from Equador and will benefit from a humid growing environment. Leaves are thin, glossy, green and heart-shaped to rounded, with prominent veins and matt undersides.
Philodendron nangaritense requires 70-85% filtered sunlight which means prolonged exposure to light but not direct rays.
The plants are susceptible to root rot like most philodendrons and are the most common cause of death. These plants love moisture so maintaining high humidity is important.
Getting your Philodendron nangaritense to grow more big leaves will require foliage. Decomposed leaf and bark matter mixed with the soil acts as organic food for the plant, but a little extra feeding will be very welcome.
A nitrogen fertilizer will increase leaf size and produces a larger, healthier plant.
ASPCA reports that philodendron is toxic to dogs and cats. The plant contains insoluble calcium oxalate crystals similar to other plants in the Araceae family.
A single Philodendron Nangaritense in a 18cm plastic nursery pot.