Philodendron Patriciae
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Philodendron Patriciae Care

The key to philodendron patriciae care is to not overwater it…

Philodendron Patriciae Care Summary

Light needs:Medium to bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check weekly, water if top 50% of soil is dry.
Fertilizer:A balanced fertilizer once a month in spring and summer.
Soil:A well draining potting mix. 
Temperature:15-32°C (59-90°F).
Where to buy:Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Overwatering, pests.


The philodendron patriciae is known for it’s long elongated wrinkly leaves. This is a really rare plant that goes for a lot of money due to the demand for it’s amazing architetural leaves.

Philodendron Patriciae Light Needs

Medium to bright indirect sunlight.

How Often to Water

It must not sit in wet soil, so check the soil once a week with your finger and water it only if the top half or more of the soil is dry. Make sure that after watering you tip out all the excess water so the roots do not get a soggy bottom!


Feed it a balanced feed once a month in spring and summer to encourage growth.


Make sure the compost is well draining, with some perlite to ensure it drains well.

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

When To Repot

Repot it up a size when it outgrows its current pot, bre really careful of those leaves!


These big leaves will love humidity, 70% or more if you can give it. Given it’s size you really need a humidifier to achieve this which will really help get the best out of those huge leaves.


15-32°C (59-90°F) is ideal to reproduce it’s natural environment.

Where To Buy

Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.

Philodendron Patriciae Care FAQs and Common Problem

With a plant with leaves this size you must check the leaves at watering timefor pests like aphids to make sure they do not take hold. Water it well and don’t over do it or you can get yellowing leaves or drooping from root rot and other overwatering issues.

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