Species: Philodendron pierrelianum 'Darkside'
Native to: Peru
Temperature preferences: Warm to cool growing
Water preferences: Medium moisture
Terrestrial or Epiphytic: Epiphytic or Terrestrial
General Information and Care: Philodendron pierrelianum 'Darkside' is a very new species we are very happy to offer to our customers. This has quickly become one of our absolute favorites due to the slow growth, amazing color, and ability to fit it into any size terrarium layout!
This is a rare species from the lowland rainforests of Eastern Loreto, Peru. It grows epiphytically low in the understory. This small species with dark foliage grows quite slowly lending it well to terrarium use. It also grows quite nicely as a mounted specimen. Moderate to low light will help it maintain the rich, dark coloration of the foliage.
For dart frog enthusiasts looking to create biotope specific vivaria, this plant is found alongside Ranitomeya reticulata, R. amazonica and quite possibly R. uakarii. The ranges of Ameerega hahneli and A. bilinguis likely overlap as well.
Glass Box Tropicals Plant Care Rating: 3
Shipped Size: Rooted cutting grown in a 2.5" pot