How To Grow Philodendron Selloum 'Hope' From Seed


How To Grow Philodendron Selloum 'Hope' From Seed

Congratulations on purchasing a 
"Grow Your Own, Philodendron 'Hope' Starter Kit''.


Philodendron Selloum is an exceptionally beautiful foliage plant, which is usually grown for its impressive leaves. When mature, the plant forms a sturdy trunk, making this species one of the true giants of the Philodendron family. 

Philodendron Selloum is a large and impressive plant that can grow to 4 or 5 feet in height with leaves up to 90 cm long and 60 cm wide. The plant is part of the Araceae family and has thick stalks which support the leaves. The leaves droop as they mature and are glossy and dark green. These plants are commonly referred to as hope Philodendron and are commonly kept as houseplants worldwide. They can also be grown outside in the right climate.


How to use to use the Jiffy Pods provided 


Made of coir, or coconut hull fibers, Jiffy Pods are primarily used for starting seeds indoors. Because they are biodegradable and the entire pod can be transplanted into the garden or larger pots, Jiffy Pods are very useful for starting from seed plants that do not transplant easily or well. Rather than remove the plant from its nursery pot, it can be planted while still in its Jiffy Pod. The roots quickly grow through the pod in search of moisture and nutrients, and eventually the pod itself will decompose, causing no distress to your seedlings.

 Step 1

Place your Jiffy Pods into a bowl of water. After 10 minutes you will notice them swell to 7x their starting size.  

Step 2

Sow your seeds into each Jiffy Pod, following the directions in the "general planting advice" below. 

Step 3

Set your Jiffy Pods in a saucer or shallow dish and move to an appropriate location for germination, as recommended by general planting advice. We recommend a sunny position or heating pad. As the seeds germinate, the plants can be watered by pouring water into your dish, or they can be watered from above with a watering can. Generally speaking, Jiffy Pods dry out faster than plastic or clay starter pots and will most likely require watering every few days.

Step 4

Transplant the plants into the garden or larger garden pots, without removing them from the Jiffy-Pots, at the appropriate time for both the plants and your climate. When transplanting, ensure that the entire pot is buried beneath the ground. If any portion of it is above the soil, it will wick water away from the roots of the plant, which will be unhealthy for your seedling.


General ’Philodendron Selloum 'Hope' Growing From Seed Planting Advice 

1-2 month old Philodendron Selloum Seedlings
Seed Starting Method No special pre treatment is required for this variety. It’s not necessary to pre-soak the seeds, but it can definitely be helpful. To soak them, pour some warm-hot water into a jar, drop the seeds in, and leave them in the water for 24-48 hrs
Sowing Depth 1-2mm - press them in and lightly cover with soil
Growing Season Spring / Summer but will germinate year around in sheltered & warm conditions 
Germination Time The seeds germinate anywhere from a few weeks upto a month
Hardiness Hardy
Plant Spacing  A few inches apart in a larger pot or singular in small pots
Plant Height
Planting Position Partial or full sun - The more light you can offer the seedlings the better they'll grow
Days Until Maturity  Plant out into larger pots when seedling show signs of good root development.
Growing tips


Cover your pots with cling wrap or similar and place them in a warm sunny position. Keep moist but not soggy. Don't allow your soil/ potting medium to dry out.

Once the seedings start to emerge, you can start hardening them up by removing the plastic covering for increasing blocks of time. Eventually you can remove the covering altogether and mist them so they can get the humidity they need. Keep the soil moist while the seedlings are still small, but as they grow you can start letting the soil dry out a little more between waterings.

Do not be too hasty to discard seeds that have not yet germinated, seeds will often lay dormant (in hibernation almost) until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination and sprouting to occur. Containers placed to one side & forgotten about will often surprise long after they were discarded.



How To Use The Controlled Release Fertiliser 

Once you have replanted your seedlings into larger pots, gently break apart your slow release fertiliser pellet and sprikle around the base of your plants. Avoid sprinkling too close to the actual seedling. Water in well. 


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