Hope Tree Philodendron
Height: 36cm |
☘ Origin: Caribbean, Colombia and Venezuela
☘ Family: Arum, Araceae
☘ Botanical Name: Philodendron selloum
☘ Common Name(s): Lacy Tree · Horsehead Philodendron
It symbolizes health and abundance. It also serves as a green muse for artists.
The word "Philodendron" literally means "tree loving", and it is probably referring to the unique tree-holding or tree-climbing habits of many Philodendron species, which are tropical shrubs that can cling to nearby fences or trees, so they are called the tree Philodendron.
Philodendron is a 'Balancing Feng Shui Fire Element', and one of the intriguing Feng Shui plant. The leaves of this plant are shaped like a heart, which mimics the fire element. It is known to bring light into the life of the owner. It is said that the philodendron plant represents great abundance.
Philodendron was the Muse of Artists for years. Pablo Picasso used Philodendron in his sculpture 'Woman in the Garden', in which the leaves can be seen with the nymph Daphne. Modern artists also like to draw on on the plant’s lively abstract shapes, such as in Mimi Little’s 'Philodendron' and Peggy Eyth’s 'Tree With Split Leaf Philodendron.'
☘ As a tropical plant, philodendron is particularly effective at helping the clean the air we breathe.
☘ To take advantage of its air purification qualities for a healthier home environment, place philodendron plants in every 10 square meters of living space and let it do what it does naturally.