Philodendron is a very beautiful indoor plant with ornamental leaves.
Major Philodendron Facts
Name – Philodendron
Family – Araceae
Type – shrub, indoor plant
Height – 6 ½ feet (2 meters)
Exposure – part shade, full sun
Soil – well drained, rich enough
Foliage – evergreen
Flowering – insignificant
Caring for it, whether upon repotting or watering, will enhance the growth of your philodendron.
Planting and repotting philodendron
- What suits philodendron best is to plant it in repotting soil mix or even better, indoor plant soil mix.
Select a luminous spot but without direct sun and stay away from heat sources such as radiators.
Repotting can be performed from February to October.
- Mix your garden soil to soil mix and choose a spot that is in part sun, but not hot.
Take note that growing philodendron outdoors is only possible wherever the climate is relatively mild in winter.
It isn’t necessary to prune it.
Aerial roots are very important for this plant. It is recommended not to touch them.
Water the plant only when the surface of the soil is dry, and avoid excess water so as to not suffocate the roots.
Space your watering rounds as much as you can during the winter rest phase, because the plant only has very limited water needs.
Caring for philodendron
Although organic fertilizer can rekindle the plant’s vigor, it isn’t a requirement, either.
This shrub grows indoor very well all year round, and can be brought outside from May to September.
A temperature of 65 to 75°F (18 to 25°C) is recommended for proper growth.
Smart tip about philodendron
Philodendron is among the air-purifying indoor plants!
Read also: Plants that purify the air inside our homes.