Philodendron mamei is a species of plant in the genus Philodendron native to Ecuador. First collected by Europeans in 1882, it has long been cultivated as a houseplant. P. mamei is a terrestrial species with a creeping growth habit and prostrate stems, and it is noted for its matte dark green leaves with gray-green spots and cordate shape. The leaves can grow up to 12 inches long and 8 inches wide.
Philodendron mamei is a relatively easy plant to care for. It prefers bright, indirect light and a well-draining potting mix. It should be watered when the top inch of soil is dry. The plant is susceptible to root rot if it is overwatered.
Philodendron mamei can be propagated by division or by stem cuttings. To propagate by division, carefully separate a new plant from the mother plant and replant it in a new pot. To propagate by stem cuttings, cut a 4-6 inch section of stem with at least two leaves and plant it in a well-draining potting mix.
Philodendron mamei is a relatively slow-growing plant, but it can reach a mature height of 3 feet. It is a good choice for a hanging basket or a terrarium.
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