Philodendron Elegans
Philodendron,  Plant Care,  Propagation

Philodendron Elegans

Welcome to our guide to the Philodendron Elegans, covering care and propagation, including water, soil, humidity and temperature needs.

Philodendron Elegans Care Summary

Light needs:Medium indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check soil weekly and only water the plant is the top half of the soil is dry.
Fertilizer:Use a well diluted balanced fertilizer every 3 or 4 weeks in spring and summer.
Soil:A mix of orchid bark and perlite with potting compost.
Humidity:60% and over.
Temperature:22-29°C (72-85°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Other names:Skeleton Key Philodendron.
Common issues:Leaf yellowing and wilting from over watering.

Introduction

An attention grabbing houseplant, the Philodendron Elegans, has dep fenestrations, leaving elegantly slender, skeletal leaves.

See also: Philodendron Soil, Philodendron Atabapoense Care, Philodendron Gigas Care, Philodendron Pastazanum Care, Philodendron Plowmanii Care.

Light Needs

Medium indirect sunlight is ideal. No direct as it will burn the leaves.

How Often To Water Philodendron Elegans

Check the soil weekly and only water the plant is the top half of the soil is dry. You do not want to overwater these as they get root rot easily.

Fertilizer

Use a well diluted balanced fertilizer every 3 or 4 weeks in the spring and summer months.

Soil

They need to be well draining to avoid root rot, I use a mix of orchid bark and perlite with potting compost. For more on how to make your own philodendron soil see our guide: Philodendron Soil.

When to Repot Philodendron Elegans

They can grow quickly, so keep an eye on the roots and if they get crowded, give the plant a new home in a bigger pot.

Humidity

Aim for 60% and over, those elegant leaves really like to be humid.

Temperature

A good range in the daytime is 22-29°C (72-85°F), try to keep them above a minimum of 12°C (54°F) at night or in the winter.

How to Propagate Philodendron Elegans

You can water propagate a stem cutting, and when it has developed roots, pot it up into soil. It should take about 2 months.

Is Philodendron Elegans Toxic To Cats?

They are toxic to cats and dogs if consumed, so seek vets advice if your pets eats any.

Philodendron Elegans Vs Tortum

They are both deeply fenestrated philodendrons but you can tell the difference between them as the tortum is much thinner, and slender and more skeletal.

Other Names

Skeleton Key Philodendron.

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

FAQs and Common Problems

They get leaf yellowing and wilting from over watering. Makes sure the plant is in a well draining soil, and that it does not sit in water. Let the soil dry out most of the way down before watering it again.

Other Articles You Might Like

There you have it, here ends our guide to this beautiful plant. You might also like our other articles:

Philodendron Soil, Philodendron Atabapoense Care, Philodendron Gigas Care, Philodendron Pastazanum Care, Philodendron Plowmanii Care.

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