Philodendron pertusum is a plant native to Mexico and Guatemala.
The young leaves can be distinguished from the older ones by the fact that the latter are deeply incised as opposed to the young, which remain whole and more or less heart-shaped. Aerial roots can form at the nodes and are used to attach themselves to a support or to absorb moisture from the air.
It filters out many pollutants including formaldehyde, which is present in carpets, furniture and cleaning products.
It likes light but not direct light.