Philodendron Fibrosum
Philodendron,  Plant Care,  Propagation

Philodendron Fibrosum

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

Philodendron Fibrosum Care Summary

Light needs:Medium to bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check soil weekly and water when top 50% is dry. 
Fertilizer:A well diluted balanced feed every 2 or 3 weeks in spring and summer.
Soil:A mix of potting compost, perlite and orchid bark.
Humidity:60-70%.
Temperature:18°C to 27°C (64-81°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Overwatering and lack of humidity.

Introduction

The Philodendron Fibrosum is known for it-s big bold leaves and furry stems.

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

Light Needs

Give them medium to bright indirect sunlight.

How Often To Water Philodendron Fibrosum

Check the soil weekly and water when top 50% of soil is dry. Make sure you empty out any water from the bottom saucer after, so the plant does not sit in heavy wet soil.

Fertilizer

Use a balanced feed and feed your fibrosum a well diluted mix every 2 or 3 weeks in the spring and summer.

Soil

They should be a well draining chunky mix, I use potting compost, perlite and orchid bark. For more see our guide to easily making your own philodendron soil here: Philodendron Soil.

When to Repot Philodendron Fibrosum

Check the roots once or twice a year to see if they are getting crowded, then move them to a bigger pot if needed.

Humidity

60-70% is ideal, they are tropical plants and will thrive in a humid environment.

Temperature

Aim for 18°C to 27°C (64-81°F) during the day and above 10°C (50°F) as a minimum at night.

How to Propagate Philodendron Fibrosum

They can be propagated by stem cuttings – make sure you cut below the node and have at least one node. Wait half a day so the wound heals over, then plant the cutting in a medium to root. You can use soil, water, moss or leca. I use sphagnum moss as it reduces the chance or rot and I get fairly quick results.

Philodendron Fibrosum Vs Serpens

They are really similar cultivars to be honest, but you can tell them apart as the serpens has pink veining on the underside of the leaf.

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

FAQs and Common Problems

Overwatering and lack of humidity are really common issues. Do not water your plant unless the soil dry at least half the way down, and make sure you keep the plant in a humid environment.

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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Philodendron Fibrosum
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