Welcome to The Bio Dude!
-Care Recommendations By The Dude-
Best for These Animals: Small to medium-sized amphibians and reptiles.
Bio Dude Substrates: TerraFlora, TerraFauna, TerraFirma
Soil Depth: Prefers moderate to deep soil. Can be placed partially-submerged near water features.
Lighting: Low to medium light, or bright indirect light. Do not place under a heat or basking lamp.
Humidity & Misting: 40% - 100%. Prefers consistently moist soil and higher humidity. Can be placed partially-submerged near water features.
Mature Plant Size & Root System:
Temperature Tolerance & Placement in the Terrarium: 60 - 85 degrees Fahrenheit tolerated, but prefers temperatures in the 60 - 75 degree range. Excellent as a sprawling/semi-clumping groundcover, a climbing vine, or placed next to a water feature.
Edible & Side Effects if Ingested: Philodendrons are members of the family Araceae, so they contain low levels of oxalic acid and sharp calcium oxalate crystals known as raphides. Ingestion may cause oral irritation, but philodendrons are not commonly consumed by reptiles or amphibians.
Pot Size & Packaging: A single 4" potted philodendron plant is shipped wrapped in newspaper.
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