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Philodendron Lemon Lime

Philodendron Lemon Lime is a really tough and non-fussy plant that thrives in almost any home…

Philodendron Lemon Lime Summary

Light needs:Bright indirect sunlight. 
Watering needs:Only water it if the top half of the soil is dry.
Fertilizer:A well-diluted balanced fertilizer once a month in the spring and summer months.
Soil:A well draining potting mix.
Humidity:50%.
Temperature:18°C to 27°C (64-80°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Other names:Lemon lime heartleaf philodendron.
Common issues:‘Leggy’ from low light conditions.

Introduction

The philodendron hederaceum ‘lemon lime’ is a show stopper with it’s yellow, almost fluorescent, leaves that trail down it’s hanging vines. It is super easy to look after and tolerant of many household conditions and locations.

By the way, sometimes the philodendron moonlight is referred to as lemon and lime, but this is a different plant with longer and bigger, more oblong leaves. Here we are talking about the vine-like almost neon heartleaf. There is a Philodendron Domesticum Lemon Lime, for more on that see our article on the domesticum.

Light Needs

The ideal light for a lemon lime is bright indirect sunlight. But the good news is that they will also do okay in lower light areas of your home. They might not grow as fast in low and medium light areas, but they will be fine.

Philodendron Lemon Lime How Often to Water

The best way to water a philodendron like this is to check the soil once a week with your finger, and only water it if the top half is dry. This is to ensure the roots gets air and do not get overwatering/waterlogging issues.

Fertilizer

They will grow faster if given a well-diluted balanced fertilizer once a month in the spring and summer months. To be honest, they will do just fine without, but feeding them will encourage growth.

Soil

A well draining potting mix with a little added perlite for to aid drainage, is ideal. They do not like to sit in waterlogged soil, so good drainage is essential.

Philodendron Lemon Lime
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When To Repot

The best time of year for repotting is the spring so it grows into it’s next pot, but you can repot year round if you like.

Philodendron Lemon Lime Humidity

Philodendrons like 50% humidity which is the higher end of household humidity (most households are 30-50%). Give them a misting two or thee times a week.

Temperature

18°C to 27°C (64-80°F) is the ideal range for these philodendrons, so they’ll be happy in almost any household.

Where To Buy

You can get these in many plant shops from time to time so support your local store. If not try one of these Rare Plant Shops.

Other Names

Lemon lime heartleaf philodendron.

Philodendron Lemon Lime FAQs and Common Problems

Common problems include them getting ‘leggy’ when in low light areas in this instance you can just move them to a brighter spot, or even have 2 plants one in low light and one brighter, and swap the plants at watering time.

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