Florida Ghost 

I just love houseplants! Crocheting them makes it even more interesting. Let's talk philodendrons! These are some of the most interestingly shaped leaves in my opinion, and the meaning behind them (symbolizing health and abundance) makes them even more worthwhile. Create these amazing leaves to create a stunning plant using an easy to follow along with pattern. The pattern takes you step-by-step with lots of images to guide you along the way.

 

 

 Materials Needed

- Scheepjes (Maxi Sugar Rush) You can also use any size 10 crochet thread.

Scheepjes Sugar Rush Thread

Colors

  •  Candle Light
  •  Sage Green

Other Materials

  •  24 gauge wires
  •  18 gauge wires
  •  1.25 crochet needle
  •  Scissors
  •  Pliers
  •  Optimal Olive Colorit Marker (You can use another olive green) 

- Allene's Draping Liquid (Mix with water) This is optional.

- Light green floral tape

 

 Philodendron Fun Facts

  • The name ‘philodendron’ is derived from the Greek words- ‘Philo’ means love and ‘Dendron’ means tree.
  • The origin of the philodendron plant lies in the rainforests of South America. It has several species and cultivars in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors.
  • The philodendron plant can remove pollutants and help keep the air you breathe in clean. The plant’s big leaves allow them to absorb moisture and release it as clean oxygen into the air. For this reason, they make great houseplants.
  • Philodendron is an important source of food for bats and monkeys in the wild.
  •  Some varieties of philodendron produce a sugary liquid that attracts ants. The colonies of ants protect against pest insects in the wild.
  •  The plant symbolizes health and abundance. 
  • Interesting fact: It also serves as a green muse for artists. Pablo Picasso used Philodendron in his sculpture 'Woman in the Garden', in which the leaves can be seen with the nymph Daphne.