Philodendron Angustialatum Care
Philodendron angustialatum care is easy as long as you can up the humidity, read on for all you need to know…
Philodendron Angustialatum Care Summary
|Light needs:||Medium to bright indirect sunlight.|
|Watering needs:||Check once a week and water it if the top 50% of soil is dry.|
|Fertilizer:||Feed a well diluted high in nitrogen feed monthly in summer.|
|Soil:||A well draining mix with added perlite.|
|Temperature:||18°C to 27°C (64-81°F).|
|Where to buy:||Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.|
|Common issues:||Lack of humidity issues like leaf crisping.|
The philodendron angustialatum is originally from Brazil and Peru and is known for it’s pointed oblong wrinkled green leaves.
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Medium to bright indirect sunlight is ideal. IF you give them the lower end of this range, just keep an eye out to see if they start going leggy, and move them closer to light if they do. Don’t give them any direct sun.
How Often to Water
Check the soil once a week with your finger, only water it if the top half of the soil is dry. After watering tip out all the excess water from the pot after 5 minutes, you want to avoid root rot from a soggy bottom!
Philodendron Angustialatum Fertilizer
Feed it a well diluted high in nitrogen plant feed once a month in the summer months.
Use a well draining potting mix, add perlite to a regular compost. Or mix normal soil and cactus soil. This plant’s roots must not sit in soggy soil. For more on Philodendron soil see our guide on what to buy or how to make your own: Philodendron Soil.
When To Repot
Check your philodendron angustialatum in spring and repot it if it needs space. They can grow a lot in the spring and summer if given the right conditions.
Philodendron Angustialatum Humidity
70% is ideal, try to up the humidity by keeping them in a humid room, or with other plants which can up the local humidity. If not, you can mist them if the humidity drops.
Tip: Keep them humid, aim for 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.
18°C to 27°C (64-81°F) is a good range. They’ll be ok in less at night but so not let them get below 10°C if you can help it.
How To Propagate Philodendron Angustialatum
Propagate it with stem cuttings. You can root the cuttings in sphagnum moss, water or soil. You want the cutting to have one node that will grow roots from it and this will be under the soil/water/moss. You should leave the cutting for a few hours so the wound callouses over before potting it in the rooting medium. I prefer moss as I get the best success rate with it, but water and soil both work well too. Keep it humid, moist and in medium indirect sunlight.
It can take up to 2 months of the roots to establish, then it can be moved to soil and treated as a juvenile plant.
Is It Toxic To Cats?
They are slightly toxic if ingested, causing vomiting or irritation, so seek verts advice if your pet eats any.
Is It A Climber Or Crawler?
It is a climbing philodendron.
Where To Buy
Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Philodendron Angustialatum Care FAQs and Common Problems
Lack of humidity issues will show on the leaves, they will crisp up and even go brown. Get a humidity meter if you can and keep and eye on it in the drier months. Make sure you water the plant only when it needs it and avoid root rot from soggy soil.
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