Philodendron Birkin Care
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Philodendron Birkin Care

The main take away for good care of a philodendron birkin is to give it enough indirect light to bring out the variegations, but not too much so as to burn the leaves…

Philodendron Birkin Care Summary

Light needs:Bright indirect sunlight
Watering needs:Water once a week if dry
Fertilizer:Balanced feed, once a month in summer
Soil:Rich, well draining
Humidity:High end of normal household humidity – mist them 3 times a week.
Temperature:20-28°C (68-82°F), don’t let them get down to below 10°C (50°F) for too long
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Other names:Philodendron ‘White Wave’.
Common issues:They need plenty of light due to the variegation, but can also burn if given too much light.


Welcome to our guide to philodendron birkin care. This variegated beauty is known for it’s thin white lines on dark green leaves. It is a relatively easy to care for philodendron and a relatively cheap way to own a stunning variegated houseplant.

Light Needs

Your philodendron birkin needs a good amount of indirect sunlight, as it is variegated and you want it to keep it’s white stripes. Do not give it direct light as it can burn the leaves. They key is balance, it needs light as the white areas cannot photosynthesize as well as green parts of the leaves, but at the same time these parts of the leaves are susceptible to sunburn if given too much light.

How Often to Water A Philodendron Birkin

Go to water your birkin once a week and only water it if the soil is dry.


Use a balanced fertilizer once a month in the summer months to encourage growth in your philodendron birkin.


Use a well-draining peat based potting compost rich in organic matter.

For more on Philodendron soil see our guide on what to buy or how to make your own: Philodendron Soil.

When To Repot A Philodendron Birkin

A philodendron birkin can grow really quickly and get root bound, so it is good idea to repot it yearly, spring is the best time.


Philodendrons like the higher end of household humidity. Give them a misting two or thee times a week.


20-28°C (68-82°F) is a good temperature, as they are tropical plants, but will tolerate much lower. Just don’t let them get down to below 10°C (50°F) for too long as too much cold can kill them.

Where To Buy a Philodendron Birkin

They are not that rare and will come up in florists and plant shops you can also try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

Other Names for Philodendron Birkin

Philodendron ‘White Wave’.

Philodendron Birkin FAQs and Common Problems

Aside from the normal overwatering and underwatering issues, birkens can be susceptible to issues from light – they are variegated and so need more light energy from the sun, but at the same time the variegations cause them to be easily burnt, so they need a plenty of indirect sunlight, but no direct.

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