Philodendron is photographed in a Tondela pot. The package contains a plant in a plastic pot.
About the plant:
Philodendrons come from the rainforests of Central and South America. Its name is derived from the Greek word phileo = to love and dendron = tree, because many varieties of philodendrons are climbing and can cling to trees with their aerial roots. Similarly, we can ensure this for them in domestic conditions, if we give them some support in the flowerpot, which they could also climb on, e.g. a coconut stick.
This particular cultivar impresses above all with its glossy green heart-shaped leaves . Young leaves have a slightly bronze tinge.
It belongs to the Araceae family - so beware, it is poisonous! These plants contain calcium oxalate crystals in their tissues, which after ingestion will cause irritation of the mucous membranes of the oral cavity and digestive tract.
Difficulty: For beginners
Cleans the air: Yes
Pet Friendly: No
Suitable for hydroponics: Yes
Suitable for Kokedama: No
Approximate height of plant with pot: 20 cm
Diameter of the flower pot: 12 cm
Every plant is different, just like us humans. Please allow for a possible deviation in appearance compared to the product photo.
More about philodendrons we are wrote in our article .
- At very low air humidity, the tips of the leaves may turn brown and dry. It can also be a sign of lack of water in general. Try watering more and misting more.
- The plant prefers soft water, preferably rainwater, both for dewing and watering.
- With excessive watering, the leaves may fall off.
- If the stems are elongated and sparsely leafy, the plant does not have enough light. So move it to a better lit place.
- If most of the leaves are colored only yellow, on the contrary, the plant has an excess of light. It can also be a sign of overflow. Water until at least the top layer of the substrate (preferably half the amount in the pot) dries.