Welcome to our guide to how to fix a reverted philodendron paraiso verde. If a paraiso verde puts out one all-green leaf it isn’t too much to worry about, but if you get two or more then it ‘s a good idea to take action, we cover all you need to know.
See also: our Philodendron Paraiso Verde Care article for a full guide to caring for this plant, as well as Philodendron Paraiso Verde Propagation. For more on philodendrons see our philodendron category with all our philodendron care guides as well as our propagation guide: How To Propagate Philodendron.
How To Fix A Reverted Philodendron Paraiso Verde
Time needed: 30 minutes
A step by step guide to fixing a reverted philodendron paraiso verde that has lost its variegation.
- Cut the leaves back
Cut the leaves off and the node they were growing from you want to get rid of the non-variegated growth points. The idea is that the next growth from the variegated part of the plant will hopefully be variegated again.
- Give it more indirect light
Move the plant somewhere it does not get direct sun but gets as much indirect light as you can can, like next to the brightest window in your house, but off to the side just slightly so it does not get direct sun.
- Wait a few weeks
If the first leaf or two is reverted don’t worry, but if after 3 leaves it is still putting out all green leaves you want to cut the plant back even further, a node or two more than you did before and repeat the process.
Here’s a couple of pictures of my plant that reverted due to low light.
Philodendron Paraiso Verde Reverted – frequently asked questions
They are not super stable, some of mine have lost their variegation a few times. The good news it is fairly ready to fix by giving the plant more or less light.
Direct sunlight or too much low light can cause the plant to revert, keep it in bright indirect sunlight but no direct.
Philodendron paraiso verdes can recover their variegation fairly easily – cut the reverted leaves back to the node and move it to bright but indirect sunlight.
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