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.|
|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.|
The Philodendron Fibrosum is known for it-s big bold leaves and furry stems.
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.
Use a balanced feed and feed your fibrosum a well diluted mix every 2 or 3 weeks in the spring and summer.
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.
60-70% is ideal, they are tropical plants and will thrive in a humid environment.
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.
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