Philodendron pedatum is an evergreen perennial. Originating from South America, this plant is commonly known by the name Oak Leaf Philodendron. Leaves are borne on long stems, they are pinnately divided into a lobed shape which develops with age.
Described in 1841, as an adult Philodendron pedatum is an unusual multi-lobed Philodendron that has received many scientific names due to the myriad of leaf shapes the species naturally produces. Botanists have mistaken Philodendron pedatum for a plant that is yet to be named as a result of its extremely variable growth forms. All Philodendron sp. are aroids. An aroid is a plant that reproduces via the production of an inflorescence known to science as a spathe and spadix. Most people think the spathe is a "flower" but instead it includes many very tiny flowers that grow along the spadix.