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A favorite specimen plant - The Split Leaf is easy to grow and has no special care requirements. It produces giant leaves up to 1-1/2 feet across or more.  In young, immature plants new leaves are undivided (not split); however, as the plant grows and matures, new leaves are larger and more "split". Large, adult plants need to have a sturdy support. A wood stake is ideal.

LIGHT: Split Leaf Philodendrons like moderate light to light shade. Avoid direct sunlight.

WATER: When soil is dry, water thoroughly but do not let your plant stand in water. During the winter keep soil barely moist and provide good air circulation. This plant will benefit from occassional misting when room is heated.