Philodendron Plant Care FAQ: What You Need To Know
Welcome to our Philodendron Plant Care FAQ article. We run down some frequently asked questions about philodendrons in general, and answer your questions…
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Do Philodendrons Like To Be Root Bound?
Philodendrons are ok if their roots get a little crowded. But if they get too crowded it can hold back growth, so pot them up if they start to get root bound.
Do Philodendrons Climb?
There are different types of philodendrons: some are self-heading, some are crawling (they grow sideways like the gloriosum), and others are climbing philodendrons. Examples of climbing philodendrons are: philodendron pedatums, heartleaf philodendrons and philodendron erubescens.
Best Philodendron Soil Mix
A good soil mix for philodendrons is orchid bark, perlite, and potting compost. They must be planted in a well draining mix as they are susceptible to root rot, they don’t want to sit in wet soil.
For more on Philodendron soil see our guide on what to buy or how to make your own: Philodendron Soil.
Will Philodendron Root In Water?
You can root philodendron in water. The best thing to do is to let the cutting callous over for an hour or so to reduce the chance of rot. Then put it in a jar of filtered tap water to root.
Will Philodendrons Survive A Freeze?
Philodendrons can survive a short freeze, it may damage parts of the plant though. So the bigger the plant, the more chance it has of surviving. It is best to bring philodendrons in from outside if they will be subjected to freezing (or below-freezing) temperatures regularly.
What Kind Of Pot For Philodendron?
Terracotta pots are ideal for philodendrons as they keep the plants well draining, and help to avoid root rot.
Will Philodendron Root In Dirt?
Philodendrons will root in soil, just leave them in moist potting compost and cover with a bag to maintain humidity and they should root over a month or so if given good indirect sunlight.
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