Welcome to our guide to philodendron camposportoanum care…
Philodendron Camposportoanum Care Summary
|Light needs:||Medium to bright indirect sunlight.|
|Watering needs:||Check weekly, water when 50% of soil is dry.|
|Fertilizer:||A high-in-nitrogen feed once a month in summer.|
|Soil:||20% perlite, 80% standard potting compost.|
|Temperature:||18°C to 25°C (64-77°F).|
|Where to buy:||Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.|
|Common issues:||Overwatering and pests.|
Philodendron camposportoanum is a small climbing philodendron, known for it’s heart shaped green leaves that have a velvetey pinky hue to them. We cover all you need to know about camposportoanum care…
Medium to bright indirect sunlight is best to encourage growth. If they don’t grow so well you can move them close to the window.
How Often to Water A Philodendron Camposportoanum
Check the plant weekly and water it when 50% of the soil is dry. Philodendrons hate to site in soggy wet soil and get root rot easily. I check my plant 5 or 10 minutes after watering and make sure there is not excess water left in the external container, if there is I tip it out.
Tip: reduce the chance of root rot by throwing out excess water from the external container about ten minutes after watering.
Use a high nitrogen feed or a balanced fertilizer once a month in the summer months, which encourages the plant to grow faster.
A chunky, well draining feed is ideal. If you are using a standard potting compost then add a good amount of perlite, to make up about 20% of the mix. I like to make sure my philodendrons are in a very well draining medium, they are great plants but they really do not do well if allowed to sit in soggy soil.
When To Repot A Philodendron Camposportoanum
Repot when it out grows its current pot, a good time to check it is at easter time so you can pot it up a size before the warmer growing months.
50-60% humidity is best for a philodendron like this, so mist them every other day or so if you cannot give them that level.
18°C to 25°C (64-77°F) is optimal. I have a max/min thermometer for all my plants. Philodendrons will be fine as long as the temperatures don’t get too cold at night in winter.
Philodendron Camposportoanum Propagation
Propagating the camposportoanum is rally easy and similar to other philodendrons like this, just follow these steps:
- Take a cutting using clean scissors to include one leaf and one node. Cut below the node. It is easiest to take the top node and leaf from the plant.
- After taking one cutting, you can take more in the same way (from the top down), if you so desire and if your plant is big enough.
- Leave the cuttings to callous over for a few hours so the wound totally heals. This reduces the chance of it rotting once planted.
- Plant the cuttings up in soil directly, or let them root in water or moss.
- Keep them humid (a semi-closed plastic sandwich bag around them can aid in this).
- Keep the cuttings in a bright warm place, but out of direct sun.
- They should root in two months and then they can be potted up and treated as a juvenile plant.
Philodendron Camposportoanum Vs Micans
These two philodendrons are very similar when young, with similar growing pattern and leaf shape. You can tell the difference as the micans has darker new leaves and the camposportoanum has brighter green leaves.
Philodendron Camposportoanum Common Name
Philodendron Campo, Philodendron Campos.
Where To Buy
Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.
Philodendron Camposportoanum Care FAQs and Common Problems
Overwatering and pests are issues for philodendrons like this. So check your plant every week for pests and to see if the soil is dry enough to need water and you should avoid these issues.
Is Philodendron Camposportoanum A Climber?
The camposportoanum is a vining philodendron that can climb.