Philodendron Lupinum
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Philodendron Lupinum Care

Welcome to our guide to philodendron lupinum care, we run down all you need to know…

Philodendron Lupinum Care Summary

Light needs:Medium to bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check weekly, water if top half of soil is dry.
Fertilizer:Feed a high-in-nitrogen feed once a month in spring and summer.
Soil:A standard potting mix with added perlite.
Temperature:15-27°C (59-80°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Leaf browning and yellowing.


The philodendron lupinum, originally from Brazil, is a small heart shaped climbing philodendron. It’s leaves are velvety to the touch with dark pink under sides. And the good news it is an easy to look after house plant…

Philodendron Lupinum Light Needs

Medium to bright indirect sunlight is best.

How Often to Water

Check weekly, water if top half of soil is dry.


Feed your philodendron lupinum a high-in-nitrogen feed once a month in spring and summer. Do not feed in colder months.

Philodendron Lupinum Soil

A well draining mix with added perlite.

For more on Philodendron soil see our guide on what to buy or how to make your own: Philodendron Soil.

When To Repot

Check it in Spring and repot it if it needs space.




15-27°C (59-80°F) is best, so they will be fine in most homes.

Philodendron Lupinum Vs Micans

When the philodendron lupinum is young it looks a lot like a micans, so can be mis-sold when the plants are younger, but when the lupinum matures it has shiny leaves, the micans does not. The lupinum can get a dark pink hue under it’s leaves too, a bit like a gloriousum.

How To Propagate Philodendron Lupinum

Take stem cuttings with at least one node and one leaf, and root them in sphagnum moss. Keep humid and moist and give plenty of indirect sunlight over two months. Then once rooted, pot up in soil. They are relatively easy to prop, good luck!

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

Philodendron Lupinum Care FAQs and Common Problems

Leaf browning and yellowing are common issues – which can be due to over or underwatering, both can be remedied by checking your plant weekly but only watering it if the top half of soil is dry. At the weekly watering check the leaves for pests too as they can be a common issue.

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