The Philodendron Jose Buono is a rare plant to add to your collection. It’s large, paddle-shaped variegated leaves are stunning with patterns of variegation that vary from plant to plant. A slow grower, this plant can reach between 12 to 20 feet high when fully mature. As a house plant this specimen is easily managed with simple pruning. The most striking feature are its foliage which can grow up to 2 feet in length. As a philodendron the Jose Buono is epiphytic with a vigorous climbing habit. You will receive the plant pictured in this auction. The leaves of this plant are 10 to 14 inches long with great variegation.
The Jose Buono thrives is bright, indirect light. Medium light and partial shade works as well. Never place this plant in direct sunlight, as this will burn its leaves which will cause them to become pale in color and later turn brown. However plants with variegations are not able to tolerate as much low light as much as those that have solid green leaves. Variegated sections of foliage are not able to absorb sunlight, and aren not involved in the photosynthesis process. As such in darker or lower lit conditions, the plant will begin to reach out towards the light source becoming leggy and bending toward one direction. Allow soil to dry out a bit before watering again. Typically once a week will do.