Classifications and Characteristics
|Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
|Plant Growth Form
|Epiphyte, Herbaceous Plant
|Lifespan (in Singapore)
|Local Conservation Status
|Non-native (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)
Description and Ethnobotany
|It is herbaceous plant that can be grown as an epiphyte or terrestrial plant.
|Foliage is produced in a rosette form. Foliage is green, slightly leathery, and linear to lanceolate in shape. The underside of the leaves is paler in color, matte to semi-glossy. Lateral veins are much more obvious on the underside. Petioles are green and inflated.
|Flowers are borne in spadix inflorescence, produced in solitary.
|Philodendron martianum was misidentified as Philodendron cannifolium. Currently, Philodendron cannifolium is not accepted and classified as an illegitimate name.
|Desirable Plant Features
|Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant
Plant Care and Propagation
|Easy to Grow, Well-Drained Soils
|Mature Foliage Colour(s)
|Simple / Unifoliate
|Foliar Arrangement Along Stem
|Rosulate / Rosette
|Foliar Attachment to Stem
|Foliar Apex - Tip
|The information in this website has been compiled from reliable sources, such as reference works on medicinal plants. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Readers should always consult his/her physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.