Philodendron is a very beautiful indoor plant with ornamental leaves.

Caring for it, whether upon repotting or watering, will enhance the growth of your philodendron.

A summary of what there is to know:

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

Planting and re-potting philodendron:

Potted 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.

Outdoor philodendron:

  • 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.

Pruning philodendron:

It isn’t necessary to prune it.

Aerial roots are very important for this plant. It is recommended not to touch them.

Watering philodendron:

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:

Philodendron is very easy to grow. It requires very little care and resists quite well to the various diseases.

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!

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