Cutflower Nomenclature

Scientific/Botanical Name:

Genus: Philodendron

Specie: P. panduriforme


English Name:


Common Name:

Horse Head Philodendron, Fiddle Leaf Philodendron, Panda Plant, Splash Gordon Plant

Botanical Family:

Name in Latin: Araceae

Name in English: Arum Family

The Plant

Origin: northern and western areas of the Amazon basin

Growth Habit: scandent (climbing) vine.


Blooming Period:

Leaf: coriaceous (leathery)


houseplant, foliage

Care and Handling

Soil: good potting soil

Amount of water: keep the soil barely moist

Nutrition: feed every two weeks when in growth

Special handling: Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Special feature/remarks:

All Philodendron species are aroids. An aroid is a plant that reproduces by producing an inflorescence known to science as a spathe and spadix. Many believe the spathe is a "flower" but it is not. The spathe is simply a modified leaf appearing to be a hood .