Welcome to our concise to philodendron leaf curling – and other moisture issues…
Philodendron Leaf Curling
A philodendron’s leaf can curl for a number of reasons, the two main reasons are: humidity and cold.
If the plant gets a cold draft it’s leaves can curl up and die. If the humidity is too low the leaves curl up, and can ultimately crisp up and fall off.
A good idea is to get a humidity meter and to keep the plants back from cold windows in the winter.
It can also, in some cases, be due to lack of water, just make sure you check the soil each week with your finger and only water it if the top half is dry already, then tip out all excess water form the external pot ten minutes after watering. This will ensure the plant is not over or underwatered. You can find some of our philodendron care guides here for more info: Philodendron Black Cardinal, Philodendron Rio, Philodendron Mamei Care, Philodendron Sodiroi.
Philodendron Leaves Curling And Brown
If your philodendron has curling and brown leaves it is most likely due to lack of moisture in the leaves themselves, so check the plant is watered properly, and make sure the humidity is over 50%. You can check more specific humidity requirements on all our philodendron plant care articles.
Philodendron Leaves Curling And Yellow
This is a moisture issue – you need to check the plant has over 50% humidity and is watered properly as mentioned in the other sections of this guide. Get a humidity meter and check the soil with your finger weekly.
Philodendron Leaves Not Unfurling
A lot of philodendrons like Burle Marx for example and gloriosums put out leaves curled, and then they unfurl slowly as the leaves grow.
If humidity is not high enough they can sometimes not unfurl fully, or unfurl but are crinkled. In these cases: up the humidity.
There are also other reasons for the leaves not unfurling, like if the plant is shocked from repotting or cold weather. Give the plant time to unfurl the leaf slowly but if it does not after a month or so you can consider cutting the stem back to allow another to grow.
Philodendron Leaves Curling After Repotting
Sometimes a plants leaves will curl after repotting, this is most often caused by shock, give the plant some time and make sure the plant is well watered and has the right humidity levels and it should recover soon.
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