Philodendron - Growing Instruction & Care

Philodendron Care (fil-uh-den-druhn)
Family: Araceae
Common Name: Brasil, Lemon, Heart Leaf Philodendron, Birkin, Mia, Florida Green, Prince of Orange, Ring of Fire and many more!
Botanical Name: Philodendron hederaceum, Philodendron cordatum, and many hybrid upright and vining species.  
Pet Friendly: No

Philodendron plants are a must-have for anyone looking to add a touch of tropical elegance to their indoor space. With their lush, green foliage and ease of care, philodendrons are perfect for beginners and experienced plant parents alike. With over 200 species of philodendron to choose from, you're sure to find one that fits your style and personality. These plants prefer bright, indirect light and well-draining soil. With the right care and attention, your philodendron plant can grow to be a true showstopper in your home. Follow these tips to help your philodendron thrive and flourish. Here are 7 easy-to-follow tips to ensure the health and happiness of your philodendron:

  1. Potting: Choose a pot that is just slightly larger than the root ball and has drainage holes.

  2. Soil: Use a well-draining soil mix that is rich in organic matter. Consider adding perlite or vermiculite to improve drainage.

  3. Light: Philodendrons prefer bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight to prevent scorching.

  4. Water: Water your philodendron when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Make sure not to overwater, as this can cause root rot.

  5. Humidity: Philodendrons enjoy high humidity, so mist the leaves regularly or use a humidifier.

  6. Fertilizer: Feed your philodendron once a month with a balanced fertilizer during the growing season.

  7. Pruning: Prune your philodendron to control its size and shape. Cut back any leggy or overgrown stems to encourage bushy growth.

With these tips, you will be on your way to growing a beautiful and healthy philodendron plant in no time! Need supplies? Check out American Plant Supply for all your growing needs.

Looking for an indoor plant that is easy to care for and absolutely gorgeous? Look no further than philodendrons! Follow these 7 tips and you'll be on your way to growing a stunning and thriving plant in no time. Don't forget to check out American Plant Supply for all your growing supplies and plants!