The philodendron bernardopazii is a rare house plant, but luckily is straight forward to care for and will thrive in most homes…
Philodendron Bernardopazii Care Summary
|Light needs:||Bright indirect sunlight.|
|Watering needs:||Check weekly, water if top half of soil is dry.|
|Fertilizer:||A balanced feed once a week in spring and summer.|
|Soil:||A well draining mix with 20% perlite.|
|Where to buy:||Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.|
|Common issues:||Root rot due to overwatering.|
Philodendron bernardopazii, aka the Philodendron superbum, is a climbing philodendron originally from Brazil. It is known for it’s large form pointed, ribbed green leaves. It is quite rare at the moment with demand outstripping supply a few times over.
Philodendron Bernardopazii Light Needs
Bright indirect sunlight is optimal for this plant.
How Often to Water
Check the soil twice a week in summer and once a week in winter, and if the top half is dry then water it.
Feed a balanced feed once a week in spring and summer.
A well draining mix with 20% perlite is ideal.
Philodendron Bernardopazii Propagation
The philodendron bernardopazii can be propagated easily with stem cuttings. Take a cutting including a node and at least one leaf. Bury the node in a cup of moist sphagnum with the leaf sticking out and it should root over the next one to two months. Keep the moss moist but not soaking and maintain a high humidity as well as keeping in in indirect sunlight. Once it is well rooted you can pot it up into soil.
When To Repot
Repot in Spring to give the plant plenty of space to grow the rest of the year.
Philodendron Bernardopazii Humidity
60-70% humidity is ideal for a philodendron bernardopazii. Give it a humidifier or a wet pebble tray under it.
18-27°C (64-81°F) is the ideal temperature range for this plant.
Where To Buy
Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.
Philodendron Bernardopazii Care FAQs and Common Problems
Yellowing or browning of leaves is a common issue, and most commonly caused by root rot due to overwatering.
Philodendron Bernardopazii Narrow Form
The philodendron bernardopazii narrow form is a slightly thinner version of the p. bernardopazii. I needs the same care requirements too, you don’t need to treat it any differently.