Welcome to our guide to the Philodendron Burle Marx Fantasy, covering all you need to know about care and propagation…
Philodendron Burle Marx Fantasy Care Summary
|Light needs:||Medium to bright indirect sunlight.|
|Watering needs:||Check the soil weekly and water it if the top half is dry.|
|Fertilizer:||A balanced feed every 3 or 4 weeks in the spring and summer.|
|Soil:||A mix of perlite and orchid bark with normal soil.|
|Temperature:||18°C to 25°C (64-77°F)|
|Where to buy:||Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.|
|Common issues:||Root rot from over watering.|
The Philodendron Burle Marx Fantasy (not to be confused with the Philodendron Burle Marx), HAs really slender ear drop shaped leaves and grows a big like a melanochrysum, but with gray-green, glossy leaves.
Light Needs Philodendron Burle Marx Fantasy
Give them bright indirect sunlight, medium is ok too. Not direct though.
Check the soil weekly and water it if the top half is dry. They must not be overwatered as they get root rot easily, so do not be tempted to give them more if they don’t need it. Make sure there is not water left over in the saucer or external container after water as this can also lead to soggy soil and root rot.
You can encourage growth by giving them a balanced feed every 3 or 4 weeks in the spring and summer.
They want a well draining medium as they can get root rot from sitting in wet soil. A mix of perlite and orchid bark with normal soil is a good idea. For more on making your own soil see our guide: Philodendron Soil.
When to Repot Philodendron Burle Marx Fantasy
Check them early Spring time and repot if they’re root bound, or you cna repot them in the same pot in any case, just to refresh the soil.
Aim for 50-60% humidity, and they should thrive.
Try to keep them in the range 18°C to 25°C (64-77°F) for the daytime and above 10°C (50°F) at night.
How to Propagate Philodendron Burle Marx Fantasy
Take a stem cutting with one node and one leaf and root them in water. Once they start to get roots you can pot them up in soil.
Where To Buy Philodendron Burle Marx Fantasy
Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
FAQs and Common Problems
They are really susceptible to root rot from over watering so be careful to only water it if the soil is mostly dried out.
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