Welcome to our guide to the Philodendron Lacerum care…
Philodendron Lacerum Care Summary
|Light needs:||Medium to bright indirect sunlight.|
|Watering needs:||Check the soil once a week and only water if top half is dry.|
|Fertilizer:||Use a balanced feed every 3 weeks in the spring and summer.|
|Soil:||A mix of perlite, potting compost and orchid bark.|
|Temperature:||18°C to 25°C (64-77°F).|
|Where to buy:||Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.|
|Common issues:||Overwatering and root rot.|
The philodendron lacerum is a climbing philodendron known for its large almost elephant ear shaped leaves.
Bright indirect sunlight is ideal, they’ll be ok in medium too.
How Often To Water A Philodendron Lacerum
Check the soil once a week and only water if top half is dry. Under watering is better than over watering when it comes to philodendrons as they can get root rot easily.
They don’t need feeding, but you can encourage growth by using a balanced feed every 3 weeks in the spring and summer.
They need to be well draining as philodendrons can get root rot easily, I use a mix of perlite, potting compost and orchid bark.
When To Repot A Philodendron Lacerum
Repot them when they outgrow their current pot, check them at Easter time to make sure they have room to grow over the summer.
Aim for the range 60%-70%, they will flourish if given a high humidity environment.
They will do well in most home, ideally 18°C to 25°C (64-77°F).
Where To Buy
Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
How To Propagate Philodendron Lacerum
You can propagate philodendron lacerum easily by taking a cutting with one node and one leaf. Let the cutting callous over for two hours or so, then pot it up in a cup of sphagnum moss. Give it humidity, moisture and light. It should root in a month or so. Pot it up in soil when it’s roots have developed well.
Philodendron Lacerum Scientific Name
Philodendron lacerum or philodendron albovaginatum.
FAQs And Common Problems
They are susceptible to root rot so be really careful of watering.
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