Philodendron Paraiso Verde
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Philodendron Paraiso Verde Care

We run down all you need to know about philodendron paraiso verde care

Philodendron Paraiso Verde Care Summary

Light needs:Medium to bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check weekly, water if top half of soil is dry.
Fertilizer:OK not to feed but if you do, a balanced fertilizer once a month in spring and summer.
Soil:A well draining potting mix with 20% perlite. 
Temperature:14-30°C (57-86°F).
Where to buy:Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Overwatering.


This plant is a true statement plant, an absolute show stopper with it’s long elegant leaves of mottle green and mint green, it’s one of my favorites for sure.

See also: Philodendron Sodiroi, Philodendron Tripartitum Care, Philodendron Mexicanum Care, Philodendron Dark Lord, Philodendron Billietiae, Philodendron Jose Buono Care, Philodendron Xanadu Care, Philodendron Atabapoense Care.

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Light Needs

Medium to bright indirect sunlight is best to bring out that beautiful minty mottling color. They mustn’t be allowed to burn in direct sunlight, other than that give them as much as you can.

Tip: give it as much light as possible without direct sunlight, to encourage the strongest variegation patterns.

How Often to Water

Let the top half of soil dry out before watering again, test it with your finger once a week. You must not overwater it, they really hate to sit in soggy soil. If in doubt, do not water it.


They’ll be fine without fertilizer, and should grow well regardless. But you can use a well diluted balanced feed once a month in summer.


A well draining soil with plenty of perlite is ideal to avoid problems with root rot than can occcur with soggy wet soil.

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

When To Repot

Repot once a year in spring, pot it up a size if root bound and make sure you refresh the soil.


Give your paraiso verde 50-70% humidity, which means upping the normal household humidity level (30-50%). The ideal way to do this is with a humidifier.

Tip: Get a humidity meter to monitor the temperature and humidity (they give maximum and minimum read outs so you know if they are falling off at night). They’re really cheap these days, under 10 euros / dollars.


14-30°C (57-86°F) is ideal for a paraiso verde, so they should be fine in most homes as long as they do not get cold draughts in winter.

Philodendron Paraiso Verde Propagation

The best way to propagate this plant is to cut off a stem cutting. One node and one leaf. The nodes are close together so be careful not to damage the other nodes, you’ll need a sharp but thin blade.. Then let the cutting’s wounds seal over for an hour or so. You can then pot it up in soil or moist moss. Keep it warm, humid and in indirect sunlight, and it will root over the next couple of months and should start new growth after that.

Philodendron Paraiso Verde Reverted

The variegation is very light dependent on a philodendron paraiso verde so it does revert sometimes. The good news is that if your plant is not putting out variegated leaves just move it closer to the window or grow light. It likes bright light but not full on direct sun. You can also cut the new non-variegated leaves back to the node to encourage them to grow again with variegation.

Philodendron Paraiso Verde Vs Jose Buono

The paraiso verde has bigger leaves and a more irregular boarder shaper to its leaves. It’s has a mottled green variegation. The jose buono is smaller, with cleaner edges to the leaves, and bigger white patches to its variegation. Although similar in some ways these two philodendrons are easy to tell apart.

Where To Buy

Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.

Other Names

Marina Ruy Barbosa plant. Philodendron Paraiso Verde Variegata.

The philodendron paraiso verde scientific name is: Philodendron ‘Paraiso Verde’.

Philodendron Paraiso Verde Care FAQs and Common Problems

Overwatering is the biggest killer of this plant, do not water it if the top 50% of soil is wet, and don’t let it stand in water or wet soil.

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