January 27, 2023
Philodendron is one of the most diverse genera in the Araceae family with many unique synthetic hybrids developed. They are one of the most popular indoor plants due to their forgiving nature and unique beauty. They can thrive in many settings, help purify the air, and require little maintenance.
Philodendron can handle various light situation from bright indirect to medium light. We recommend placing them less than 6 feet away from the window to ensure maximum growth.
Make sure the soil is about half way dry before you water.
To check the soil, simply stick your finger into the soil of your pot, and if you can feel moisture, you may want to wait a couple days before watering. If your plant is in a large pot, a moisture meter will come in handy.
Most Philodendrons will be fine in normal household humidity level, however some rarer species such as Philodendron Verrucosum or Philodendron Patriciae will appreciate a higher level of humidity.
The best way to increase humidity for plants in your home is to use a humidifier. You can also group your plants together since they release moisture through their leaves in a process called transpiration, which in turn increase the humidity level in the area.
Between 60ºF – 80ºF and away from cold drafts or hot air.
Philodendron does best in well draining soil. Add a 1:1 ratio of perlite or bark to soil and mix well. This should help increase the drainage level and aeration in soil.
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