Philodendron is a genus of the Araceae family and includes over 900 regognised species. The philodendron is the second largest memebr of the Arum family. The word 'philodendron' is derived from the Greek word 'philo' - meaning 'love' and the word 'dendron' - meaning 'tree'.
Philodendrons do not have the same type of leaf on the same plant - they have adult leaves and juvenile leaves which are very different to each other. Cataphylls are also produced by the philodendron which are modified leaves that protect the newly formed juvenile leaves.
The philodendron also has two types of root - aerial roots that are used to attach the plant to other trees and collect water, and subterranean roots which collect water and nutrients from the soil.
Philodendrons are also commercially grown for the wholesale flower markets where the leaves are sold as cut foliage. They can look absolutely stunning in large flower arrangements and wedding flowers with their deep green glossy colours. Philodendron leaves are sold in wraps of 10 stems - stem lengths vary between 45-75cm depending on grade and variety.
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To get the best from your wholesale cut philodendron please read the care instructions below carefully:
- Cut the stems at a 45 degree angle with a sharp knife.
- Fill sterilised buckets with luke warm water and add flower food.
- Place the philodendron in the buckets.
- Leave over night to condition before using.
Never leave cut flowers in direct sun light, near a radiator, in a draft or near fruit. (The gas used to ripen fruit will harm most flowers). Keep the philodendron in a cool place and always keep out of the way of children.