Welcome to our philodendron nangaritense care and propagation guide, we run down all you need to know…
Philodendron Nangaritense Care Summary
|Light needs:||Bright indirect sunlight.|
|Watering needs:||Check the soil weekly, and water if top 50% is dry.|
|Fertilizer:||A balanced feed once a month in spring and summer.|
|Soil:||A well draining and rich soil.|
|Where to buy:||Try our list of Rare Plant Shops or Etsy.|
|Common issues:||Root rot from over watering.|
The philodendron nangaritense is a spectacular philodendron, similar to a gloriousum with it’s big delicately pretty glossy leaves with a rich red petiole with small lumps.
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Philodendron Nangaritense Light Needs
Give it bright indirect sunlight, it will be fine a bit further back from the window. No direct sun.
How Often To Water
Check the soil weekly, and water if top 50% of the soil is dry. They should not be allowed to sit in soggy soil as they can get root rot easily.
Tip: after watering tip out any excess water before putting the plant back in it’s saucer or external container, as you do not want the plant to sit in overly wet which can cause it’s root to rot.
Use a balanced feed once a month in spring and summer. Make sure it is a bit overdiluted, you do not want fertilizer burn.
Philodendron Nangaritense Soil
Use a well draining and rich soil. A mix of equal parts perlite, potting compost and orchid bark will do well and provide great drainage. For more on Philodendron soil see our guide on what to buy or how to make your own: Philodendron Soil.
When To Repot
Check them yearly at Easter time and repot if they are getting crowded.
They like 50% or more, they are tropical plants. Keep them with other plants and over a wet pebble tray if you can.
Aim for 18-27°C (64-81°F), which is ideal. This is easy to achieve in most rooms, just be careful of cold in the winter.
How To Propagate Philodendron Nangaritense
I would root them in sphagnum moss as you get the best chance of rooting success with low likelihood of rot, as you get more air to the rotos than with soil or water and the medium is relatively clean.
You want to take a cutting with one leaf and one node. The nodes can be close together so be really careful and use a sharp knife, try to be as precise as possible. You then want the wounds to heal, so leave the plant a few hours until it is calloused over. Then put it in a cup of sphagnum moss to root. Make sure you don’t plant it too deep, bury the node so it it only just covered as they are crawling philodendrons. Keep it moist but not soaking, and humid and well lit to help it root. I would keep the whole thing in a big Tupperware box with the lid open slightly to enable air to move but keep humidity high. You can grow them in moss indefinitely, or pot it up into soil when it well rooted in two or three months.
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Philodendron Nangaritense USDA Zone
They can grow outdoors year-round in zones 9-11.
Is It Toxic To Cats?
There are moderately toxic if eaten, so seek vets advice if your pet does eat any. IT can cuase mouth numbness and vomiting.
Is It A Climber Or Crawler?
T is a crawler and grows sideways like a gloriosum.
Philodendron Nangaritense Vs Fuzzy Petiole
These plants are very similar but the Nangaritense is crawler and grows sideways, the Fuzzy Petiole in a climbing philodendron.
Philodendron Lynamii Vs Nangaritense
They both have pink backs to the leaves and look stunning. The nangaritense is a lighter green and lighter red on the back. The lynamii does not have a hairy stem, the nangaritense does.
Where To Buy
Philodendron Nangaritense FAQs And Common Problems
Common issues include root rot from over watering. Do not let them sit in soggy soil.
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