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Philodendron Squamiferum-Starter Plant/4" Grower Pot

Philodendron Squamiferum is known for its unique and attractive features, including its red bristly stems and soft, velvety leaves. With the proper care, light conditions, and adequate space, you can enjoy the fascinating characteristics of this Philodendron species in your indoor garden.

  • Moderate
  • Bright, Indirect
Winter Shipping Insurance (Optional)


Who needs it?  If you live in an area that experiences winter temperatures below 45 degrees Fahrenheit you will want to purchase winter shipping insurance.  For only $10.00, your plant will be shipped with a heat pack and bubble wrap for insulation to ensure it arrives to you free of any damage from the cold or we will refund your money back! 

You will receive a notification of shipping and will need to ensure that the plant is welcomed into your home the date of arrival.  If you will be traveling, please contact us to reschedule the shipment date at least 24 hours prior to shipping.  You do not want to leave your lovely new friend out in the cold. The heat pack that is provided with the insurance is good for 72 hours from the time shipped so we are confident that your plant will arrive safe and warm.

If you are purchasing multiple plants, you may need to purchase insurance for each plant if the plants are being shipped separately.  Feel free to reach out to us at and we will confirm the amount required for your order.

Refund Policy for all Plants

If your plant arrives damaged, simply take a photo and send it to within 3 days after the delivery date.

We will make a determination and will refund the amount purchased if you have a valid concern.  We will notify you via email, within 48 hours after we have received your email with the photos supporting your claim and let you know if the refund was approved or not. If approved, your refund will be applied to your original payment method. The refund will ALWAYS be back to the card used for the original purchase, no exceptions. 

The refund amount will post in accordance with your cards policy, usually within 3 to 5 business days. 

Damages and Issues
Please inspect your order upon receipt and contact us immediately if the item is defective, damaged or if you received the wrong item, so that we can evaluate the issue and correct as necessary. All claims must be made within 3 days after the delivery date.
We do not do exchanges on plants.
We do not replace plants.  We will issue a refund if appropriate. (see above), and you may place another order if desired. 

We are always happy to hear from you.  Please know that you may contact us for any questions at any time at

Original price $16.99 - Original price $37.99
Original price
$16.99 - $37.99
Current price $16.99


Habitat: 65°F - 85°F

This plant species typically grows as an epiphyte, meaning it attaches itself to trees or other structures in its natural habitat. It thrives in the warm and humid conditions of tropical rain-forests, where it receives filtered or dappled sunlight. It thrives in temperatures ranging from 65°F to 85°F.

Maximum Size: 2' - 3'

Philodendron Squamiferum is a relatively compact plant compared to other Philodendron species. It typically grows to a height of around 2 to 3 feet and has a spread of approximately 2 to 3 feet. The leaves are medium-sized, typically reaching lengths of 6 to 10 inches.

Space / Planter Size: Small - Medium

Philodendron Squamiferum is a relatively compact plant, making it suitable for smaller spaces. However, it still requires sufficient space to grow and spread its foliage. Ensure that the container or planting area provides enough room for the plant to expand and develop its characteristic hairy stems and leaves.


Philodendron squamiferum is native to the tropical rainforests of Ecuador and Colombia, which are located in South America. In its natural habitat, it grows as an epiphyte, meaning it attaches itself to trees or other structures and draws nutrients from the surrounding environment. The plant is adapted to the warm and humid conditions of the rainforest, where it receives filtered or dappled sunlight.

Plant Care

Caring for Philodendron Squamiferum, also known as Red Bristle Philodendron or Hairy Philodendron, involves providing suitable conditions for its growth. 

Water: Moderate

Water your Philodendron Squamiferum when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Provide a thorough watering, allowing excess water to drain out. Avoid over-watering, as it can lead to root rot. During winter or in lower light conditions, reduce the frequency of watering.

Sun: Bright, Indirect

Philodendron Squamiferum prefers bright, indirect light. Place it in a location with filtered sunlight or near a north or east-facing window. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves. It can tolerate lower light conditions, but its growth may slow down.

Care Level: Moderate

Philodendron Squamiferum is considered a moderately easy plant to care for. While it may require a bit more attention compared to some other Philodendron species, it is still suitable for both beginner and experienced indoor gardeners.