Philodendron ruizii (aff. Bicolor)
Philodendron ruizii is a semi-succulent species of Philodendron native to Ecuador. It is quite uncommon in the dart frog and tropical vivarium hobbies. It has a prominent mid-vein and thick, lance-like green leaves. It is a moderately slow growing species. It does well in moderate, indirect light and moderate to high humidity, and appreciates airflow. Moist sphagnum moss is helpful for rooting this species. It does not need as much water as some other Philodendron due to its succulent nature.
All of our cuttings have adventitious, aerial roots. Our rooted specimens will have at least a few active roots and will be established plants. Our plants are grown in high humidity in terrariums and greenhouses, therefore may need acclimation to the average home humidity / environment. Please contact us for acclimation information if you are not planning to use this plant in a terrarium, greenhouse, or humid room.