Ask for the real philodendron to stand up and you might be surprised at one plant that does not rise: the split-leaf philodendron, sometimes called Swiss cheese plant.
Split-leaf philodendron is a philodendron look-alike, with smooth, glossy leaves and brown roots dangling from the stems like thick cords.
Touch your philodendron and control your computer.
Philodendrons are nice enough, but they are just so damn normal.
I haven't seen a philodendron in more than 10 years, but imagine my surprise when I came across a whole army of them in the Inner Sunset last week.
My philodendron plants are yellowed.
My grandmother tended a Boston fern, my mother a philodendron that she called "parlor ivy".
Three philodendron selections--'Black Cardinal,' 'Prince of Orange,' and 'Moonlight'--nestle in a wooden dough bowl along with a few pomegranates.