Big leaf Philodendron is one the most impressive Philodendrons you could stumble upon. It is, no more and no less, the largest Philodendron in the world. If you were to find a mature plant, you could even hide from the rain under the broad leaves of this giant.
Large leaf Philodendron is a native of tropical wet forests in South America. Its slightly oval and arrow-shaped leaf blades reach 3.6 to 5.4ft (100 to 165 cm) in length when the plant matures. The plant has thick, short stems, but can grow up to 16ft (5m) in height. Identification of the species can sometimes be a problem since there are similar Philodendrons in nature.