Philodendron Atabapoense
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Philodendron Atabapoense Care

The philodendron atabapoense is easy to care for, just keep it humid and don’t over water it

Philodendron Atabapoense Care Summary

Light needs:Medium to bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check weekly, water if top 50% of soil is dry.
Fertilizer:A balanced feed or high in nitrogen, once a month in spring and summer.
Soil:Loose and well draining.
Temperature:15-32°C (59-90°F).
Where to buy:Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Brown or yellowing leaves and root rot: all from overwatering.


The elegant philodendron atabapoense is known for it’s slender elongated, pointed green leaves with a dark purple underside.

Philodendron Atabapoense Light Needs

Medium to bright indirect sunlight is good for a philodendron atabapoense. They’ll be fine a bit further back from the window

How Often to Water

Water it when the top 50% of soil is dry. Check it once a week and only water it if dry enough. The biggest cause of problems or death in philodendrons is over watering, so be careful.


Use a balanced feed or one high in nitrogen. Use it once a month in the spring and summer months.

Philodendron Atabapoense Care Soil

A loose, well draining soil is essential as the plant does not like to sit in heavy wet soil.

When To Repot

Check it at easter time and pot it up a size if it is root bound or close to outgrowing it’s current pot.


60 to 70% humidity is ideal. This will mean adding to normal household humidity with a humidifier or misting the plants daily.


15-32°C (59-90°F) is an ideal range for this philodendron.

Where To Buy

Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.

Philodendron Atabapoense Care FAQs and Common Problems

Common issues like brown or yellowing leaves and root rot come from overwatering. Make sure you do not overwater the plant and tip out any excess water from the pot ten minutes after watering.

Philodendron Atabapoense Vs Billietiae

The main difference is the atabapoense has dark pink or burgundy on the underside of it’s leaves, but the billietiae has green. There both have similar shaped long pointed leaves.

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