Philodendron Rugosum got the nickname Pigskin Philodendrom because of the particular texture and shape of its leaves.
It has thick, leathery leaves with a hide like texture, that wrinkle up as they come together with the stem, making them look like alien pig ears.
The texture, along with the bright green color, often gives Philodendron rugosum the look of plastic rather than a living specimen.
Philodendron Rugosum is reported to be near endangered, which means it is of paramount importance to behave responsibly with them in their natural habitat and during their cultivation.
As with most ariods, the Pigskin will thrive in a bright shaded location with a well draining soil mix. However, it differs from most other philodendrons in that it likes its soil moist. Don’t let more than a couple of inches of the top of the soil to dry out.
Available in black nursery pot size D16.5cmxH15cm
Repotted in our Rainforest Potting Mix for Ariods and Hoyas