Philodendron Brandtianum
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Philodendron Brandtianum Care

The key to philodendron brandtianum care is to not over water it

Philodendron Brandtianum Care Summary

Light needs:Indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check weekly, water if top half of soil is dry.
Fertilizer:A general purpose feed once a month in spring and summer.
Soil:A well draining and potting mix with a fifth perlite. 
Humidity:50%.
Temperature:15-32°C (59-90°F).
Where to buy:Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Root rot, leaf browning, overwatering.

Introduction

The philodendron brandtianum is a beautiful climbing philodendron known for it’s small heart-shaped silver leaves.

Philodendron Brandtianum Light Needs

As always, indirect sunlight is ideal: as bright as possible without direct sun. So a good spot is a south facing window, but at the side away from direct sunlight.

How Often to Water

Check the plant once a week in winter and twice a week the rest of the year, but only water it if the top half of soil is dry. When you water a philodendron do not drench it, but slowly pour water on the surface until you get a few drips from the bottom.

Fertilizer

Give it general purpose plant feed once a month in the spring and summer months.

Soil

You must use well draining soil and not just normal multi-purpose compost bought from a shop as it often too heavy and retains too much water. These plants mustn’t sit in heavy waterlogged soil as they can get root rot really easily. You should should mix in some perlite to aid drainage (about a fifth of the mix should be perlite).

Philodendron Brandtianum Propagation

The best way to propagate a philodendron brandtianum is with a cutting, follow these steps…

  1. Take a stem cutting with one leaf, and a branch, plus the node that it grows out of.
  2. Let the cutting heal for a couple of hours so that the wound callouses over.
  3. Then plant the cutting in sphagnum moss (you can use soil, water or leca too).
  4. Keep it moist, warm and humid for a month or so and you should see root growth.
  5. Once it starts growing foliage from the top you can pot it up.

Philodendron Brandtianum Wild Form

The philodendron brandtianum wild form aka the ‘philodendron brandtianum aff wild form’ is a larger form of the plant and tends to have a slightly different leaf pattern. The good news is that they have the same care needs, so just follow the care tips in this article.

When To Repot

I check my plant every about Easter time and pot it up a size if it needs it, then it will get the best opportunity for growth over the coming growing months.

Humidity

50% humidity or more is ideal for a philodendron brandtianum. They’ll do well up to 60% or even 70%. I use a humidity meter, they are really cheap and you’ll easily be able to see if they get enough.

Temperature

The ideal temperature for a philodendron brandtianum is 15-32°C (59-90°F).

Where To Buy

Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.

Other Names

Silver Leaf Philodendron

Philodendron Brandtianum Care FAQs and Common Problems

Root rot and leaf browning are common issues and both relate to overwatering. This plant must not sit in soggy soil.

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