The Philodendron Deflexum thrives in bright, indirect light. However, this plant will also adapt to the lower and medium light of the indoors. For larger leaves, provide more bright, indirect light, and a trellis or support for the plant to climb.
Allow the soil to dry out between waterings. The more light a plant gets, the more water it will be able to use. Reduce watering frequency in the dormant season or when the plant is in lower lighting.
Philodendron like well draining, rich, somewhat chunky potting soil. They want good air flow to their roots. You don’t want the roots to stay too wet otherwise they’ll rot. Philodendron in general are more tolerant of underwatering, and they would prefer to avoid overly wet potting soil.
Philodendrons are poisonous to pets, and any ingestion is cause for an immediate call to your vet.
Using sharp, clean scissors, cut an inch or two below a node. Fill a glass or small container with water. Submerge only the stem of the vine, any leaves that are sitting in the water will rot. Avoid any direct sun. You may need to change the water out every few days to keep it fresh. After a week or so, transfer to indoor potting soil. During the first few weeks, or until your plant feels firmly rooted in its soil, regularly water and drain your Philodendron.