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Zoom Philodendron Gigas
Zoom Philodendron Gigas
Zoom Philodendron Gigas
Zoom Philodendron Gigas

Philodendron Gigas

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Philodendron Gigas is arguably one of the most beautiful philodendrons getting around. Although there is some debate about its place of origin it is generally accepted that it is found only in a very localised area of Panama.

In the wild it grows as a Hemiepiphyte (both in trees and from the ground up a tree) at altitudes of 300-375m above sea level in wet rainforest. What makes these plants so beautiful is their large (like really large), thick, velvety leaves, their pinkish new growth and their appressed (tree hugging) habit. In the wild the leaves have been recorded at over 1.2m long, whilst this is unlikely in cultivation, they will still get very large.

    Philodendron Gigas


    Caring for your Philodendron Gigas


    Being a Hemiepiphyte in the wild they love bright indirect light, the kind of light you would receive if you were growing in the canopy of a large rainforest tree. As they are found in the wet tropics of Panama they also require a humid position. Best to keep them inside throughout the winter months, they hate the cold.

    Managing Growth

    They are currently about 20cm tall with 13cm leaves.

    Under the right conditions they are relatively fast growing and if provided a support to climb they will produce larger leaves.


    Wait until the top 2-3cm centimetres of soil in the pot has dried out before watering heavily. Water a little bit less in in the cooler month to replicate the tropical dry season.

    For more detailed care information, please refer to the our Plant Care Guides.

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    No Plant Stress

    Our plant packaging is designed by people know how to keep plants fresh and healthy in transit. Your plants will enjoy a comfortable trip directly from our greenhouse to your door in just a few of days. Your plant will not have to deal with the stress of being bare rooted for transport (how most plants are sent) and you won’t have to deal with the mess and fuss of potting up your new plant when you receive it.

    Stability Support

    The plastic pot will be wrapped in a calico bag to keep the soil in place, it will then be tied into a specially designed cardboard insert which will keep it stable and upright throughout its journey. The insert will be glued in place on top of your cardboard wrapped ceramic pot to hold it down and your plant up!

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    Your plant will come in its plastic pot which we make sure fits perfectly in whichever ceramic pot you choose. Our packaging has been designed to allow us to send your beautiful ceramic pot along with your plant, fully potted, yep in soil, together in the same box.

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    The thing that we’re most proud of is that our packaging is fully recyclable and re-useable so you don’t have to feel bad about generating more packaging waste. In fact you should feel awesome because ordering from us, online, will generate way less emissions than if you were to drive to the nursery to buy a plant. The only plastic you get will be the plastic pot that your plant comes in and these can be re-used or recycled.


    Please note, due to quarantine restrictions on plants and soil, we are not able to deliver plants to WA, NT and TAS.


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