Philodendron Plant (Complete Guide)

Philodendron Plant (Complete Guide)

How to care Philodendron

Philodendron is easy growing houseplants can also be grown outdoors in some tropical climates.  They are native to tropical regions of Central and South America.

This plant has variety of sizes and growth : vines and treelike shrubs. The smooth and glossy leaves has various type of colour and form, from small and heart shaped to large and lavish. Most of the leaves can be toxic to both people and pets when ingested. Some people can also have a mild allergic reaction if their skin comes in contact with the sap. So beware and take all precaution when repotting or pruning the plants.

The growth rate for this plant can be from moderate to fast. For non-climbing type, the size can be up to 6 to 8 feet and for climbing type 10 feet or more when supported.


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For light : Philodendron plants grow best in medium to bright natural or fluorescent light, but will also tolerate low light. Do avoid direct sunlight, it can burn the foliage.

For temperature and humidity : The ideal temperature is between 18° and 30° C during the day and around 16° C at night. These tropical plants prefer a humid environment, but will tolerate average home humidity levels.

For watering : Grows best in evenly moist soil, but not soggy. A good rule of thumb is to water when the top inch of the soil is dry to the touch. Never let the soil go bone dry. Overly wet soil can cause root rot.

Soil type : Use a good-quality potting mix that drains well and high nutrient.

Fertilizing : Feed monthly with a water-soluble houseplant fertilizer, following the dosage recommendations on the package.


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Author : Haziq Zainal

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