Philodendron 69686 Care
Welcome to our philodendron 69686 care guide…
Philodendron 69686 Care Summary
|Light needs:||Bright indirect sunlight.|
|Watering needs:||Check weekly, water if top half of soil is dry.|
|Fertilizer:||A balanced plant feed every month in the warmer months.|
|Soil:||A mix of 80% compost with 20% perlite.|
|Temperature:||15-27°C (approx. 60-80°F).|
|Where to buy:||Try our list of Rare Plant Shops or Etsy.|
|Common issues:||Under and overwatering.|
The philodendron 69686 is named after it’s classification number. It is similar to the joepii, but it has more rounded tri-lobed leaves.
Tip: we recommend Etsy for buying plants. Look for the best rated seller you can, and try to buy as close to your home as possible so the plant does not travel too far.
Philodendron 69686 Light Needs
Bright indirect sunlight.
How Often to Water
Check your philodendron 69686 weekly, if the top half of the soil is dry then water it. Tip out any excess water from the external container after 5 or 10 minutes so the plant does not get a soggy bottom!
Feed them every month in the warmer growing months with a balanced plant feed.
Philodendron 69686 Soil
A mix of 80% compost with 20% perlite to aid drainage is ideal. For more on Philodendron soil see our guide on what to buy or how to make your own: Philodendron Soil.
When To Repot
Repot it each year in spring to give it space to grow and refresh the nutrients.
60% humidity is ideal, the leaves will go crispy and even brown if given too little humidity. You can mist them daily if it is dry, but it is best to increase the ambient humidity without misting if you can by keeping them with other plants and/or in a humid room.
Tip: Keep them humid, at least 60% in the day and they’ll be ok with a bit less at night. You can buy a humidity meter (affiliate link) to keep an eye on maximum and minimum levels.
15-27°C (approx. 60-80°F) is an ideal range for this plant during the day. Try to keep it above 12°C (54°F) at night or in the winter.
Philodendron 69686 Propagation
To propagate a philodendron 69686, take a stem cutting with at least one node and one leaf and put it in moist sphagnum moss to root. Give it plenty of indirect sunlight and humidity to encourage root growth. It should take a month or two to root well and then start to grow more foliage, once it does you can pot it up into a good, well draining potting mix.
Is It Toxic To Cats?
They can be are mildly to moderately toxic to cats if your pet eats the plant. Seek vets advice immediately if your cat eat any. It can cause a variety of symptoms including vomiting and oral irritation, as well as numbness.
Is It A Climber Or Crawler?
It is a climbing philodendron.
Philodendron 69686 Vs Joepii
These are very similar plant, but the two upper lobes are much bigger on the 69686.
Philodendron 69686 Vs Mexicanum
The best way to tell a philodendron 69686 from a mexicanum is that the 69686 has all green leaves but the mexicanum’s leaves has dark pink undersides.
Philodendron 69686 Scientific Name
Philodendron 69686 is it’s scientific number it is it’s MOBOT classification number.
Where To Buy
Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Or Etsy.
Philodendron 69686 Care FAQs and Common Problems
Be careful of both under and overwatering, as the resulting issues will show clearly on the leaves. Maintain a regular watering schedule and only water if the soil is drying out.
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