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.

Light Needs

Medium to bright indirect sunlight is best to bring out that beautiful minty mottling color.

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.


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.

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.


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 Reverted

The variegation is very light dependent on a philodendron paraiso verde so 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.

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.

Where To Buy

Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.

Other Names

Marina Ruy Barbosa plant

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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