Philodendrons have fast growth rates. Typically planted during spring, but can thrive during anytime of the year. The Philodendron genus is the second largest member of the Araceae family with nearly 500 species. The two main types of philodendron are vines and non-climbers. Originates from the Caribbean, Colombia and Venezuela, but also grows in Asia nowadays. Philodendron care doesn’t ask for regular pruning. Just trim out any discolored leaves, stems and dead aerial roots with sharp garden scissors for a clean look. For a Philodendron Burle Marx plant, you need well-draining soil. This type of soil ensures excess water drains through the plant pot. Philodendron plants are very quick growing plants. Its vines can grow up to 10 cm per week if it's in the growing season Leaves of some Philodendron are usually very large (3 to 6 feet in length) gigantium variety. Flowers of philodendron emit pheromones which attract male beetles of the subfamily Dynastinae and Rutelinae which are responsible for the pollination of these plants.