Philodendron Spiritus Sancti
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Philodendron Spiritus Sancti

The key to philodendron spiritus sancti care is to maintain a constant environment when it comes to humidity and temperature…

Philodendron Spiritus Sancti Summary

Light needs:Bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check once a week and water if the top 60% of soil is dry.
Fertilizer:Not necessary, but you can use a balanced feed.
Soil:Light, airy and well draining compost.
Humidity:70%.
Temperature:18°C to 25°C (64-77°F).
Where to buy:Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Watch out for pests and overwatering.

Introduction

The philodendron spiritus sancti is a huge long-leaved philodendron. This is a dream plant! They are rare though, and go for thousands of dollars/euros, get saving if you want one!

Light Needs

Bright indirect sunlight is optimal, even some early morning direct sunlight is ok. The plants huge leaves need a decent amount of light to flourish.

How Often to Water

Check it once a week and water it if the top 60% of soil is dry. They must not sit in wet soil.

Philodendron Spiritus Sancti Fertilizer

It should be fine to not feed this philodendron. But you can use a balanced fed, well diluted.

Soil

A light, airy and well draining compost is optimal to avoid root rot. They do not like to sit in heavy wet soil.

When To Repot A Philodendron Spiritus Sancti

Repot it once a year, keep the medium light and airy, the roots want to sit in airy compost, not heavy wet and waterlogged soil.

Humidity

The philodendron spiritus sancti likes to be really humid, 70% or even more. Keep the air moist.

Temperature

18°C to 25°C (64-77°F) – don’t let it get too cold or too hot. Do your best to keep it’s environment constant.

Where To Buy

Try Etsy or one of these Rare Plant Shops.

Why Is Philodendron Spiritus Sancti So Expensive?

They can fetch over five figures now, with some going for over 15000 USD. This is due to a huge demand for them with the general houseplant upward trend of recent years. Supply cannot keep up with demand and the prices have shot up.

Other Names For A Philodendron Spiritus Sancti

Philodendron Santa Leopoldina.

Philodendron Spiritus Sancti
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FAQs and Common Problems

Their big leaves can be susceptible to plant pests so watch out for them. Also the normal philodendron overwatering issues can occur which can cause browning on the leaves or weaker soggy patches on them. Make sure you let the plant dry out before watering again.

This plant is now endangered in the wild due to forests being cleared. Make sure you buy a plant that was propagated / grown professionally.

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