Philodenron squamicaule is a hemi-epiphytic species that is endemic to Panama, Nicaragua, Ecuador, and Colombia.
The Latin word Squamicaule stands for ‘scaly stem,’ referring to the salmon pink petioles with scales on them that look like hair.
Philodendron squamicaule is known for its stunning petioles that complement its large green leaves. The plant has reddish lateral veins that tend to add a dramatic look to the leaves.
Philodendron squamicaule can be found in hardiness zones 9 to 11.