A rare creeper with unique velvet-like foliage. This green beauty may require a lot of care and attention, but having such a specimen in one’s collection is a rewarding challenge.
Often considered the most gorgeous species in the Philodendron family, this evergreen creeper is native to Colombia. It is a rare and high-maintenance plant that usually doesn’t survive past a year in indoor environments. Since it’s hard to grow, it usually doesn’t survive long enough to reach maturity and its flowering stage.
This plant is easy to identify due to its characteristic foliage. Large matte dark-green heart-shaped leaves with a velvety finish and pale yellow to pale green markings on their major veins. The underside of the leaves is paler with a pinkish-gray tint and noticeable cross veins that resemble crazed glass. Mature forms have smaller leaves, and their horseshoe-shaped lobes tend to overlap or completely close.