Our guide to the philodendron cream splash…
Philodendron Cream Splash Summary
|Light needs:||Low to bright indirect sunlight|
|Watering needs:||Water if top 40% of soil is dry, check once a week.|
|Fertilizer:||Balanced feed once a month in spring and summer.|
|Soil:||A well draining compost.|
|Where to buy:||Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.|
|Common issues:||Leggy stems and fading variegation due to low light.|
The philodendron cream splash is a variegated philodendron hederaceum, like the philodendron brasil, but with a green and creamy white variegation. This is a low maintenance dream plant!
These plants aren’t fussy when it comes to light requirements, they’ll be ok from low to bright indirect sunlight. No direct sun though.
How Often to Water A Philodendron Cream Splash
Water it if the top 40% of soil is dry, check once a week.
You can feed them a balanced feed once a month in spring and summer to encourage growth.
A well draining compost is ideal, add some perlite if you use a standard compost.
When To Repot A Philodendron Cream Splash
Repot it when it gets pot bound. Pot it up one or two sizes. You can do this any time of the year, the best time is in spring so the plant fills out its new pot over the growing season.
Tip: take cuttings a month or so before you repot the plant and plan them in the new pot for a bigger and fuller plant. This is a chance to cut back leggier stems.
50-60% is optimum, so giving them a bit more humidity than the normal home level is best. However they will do ok in lower humidity areas.
18°C-27°C (64-81°F) is the best range for them, so they’ll be at home in your home! Watch out for cold and draughts in the winter though, down to below 10°C (50°F) can be a problem for them.
Propagating Philodendron Cream Splash
Propagating a philodendron cream splash is best done by taking a stem cutting and rooting it in water before potting up to soil a month or two later once roots have developed well. Propagate well, make sure you take a a cutting with at least one node and one leaf, put it in water for one to two months. Once it has rooted well pot it up into soil.
Philodendron Cream Splash Vs Brasil
The cream splash and brasil are really similar, the cream splash having more cream down it’s central line of variegation, while the brazil is a similar pattern, but much more green-y yellow. You won’t see much cream on a brasil, it is mainly greens and yellow.
Philodendron Silver Stripe Vs Cream Splash
The silver stripe and cream splash are really similar looking plants – they are both long thin heart shaped leaves with dark green leaves and a central variegation of light green and cream. The silver stripe does not have much cream on it, only a few thin lines, where as the cream splash has much more cream.
Philodendron Cream Splash Reverting
If you plant is reverting and losing it’s variegation there are a few things you can do… Firstly you can cut the new reverted stems back to the node, the move the plant to a place with more indirect sunlight. doing these tow things will encourage the plant to put out more variegated growth.
Is Philodendron Cream Splash Rare
It is relatively rare for a philodendron hederaceum. But they are becoming increasingly common due to their quick growing nd easy to propagate nature.
Philodendron Hederaceum ‘Brasil’ Cream Splash
Where To Buy A Philodendron Cream Splash
FAQs and Common Problems
Common issues are losing variegation and the stems getting ‘leggy’. These are both caused by insufficient light. Just give the plant a little more sunlight, by moving it close to the window, but not direct sunlight.
Fading variegation can occur due to not enough light aswell.