We run down all you need to know to get the best out of your philodendron plowmanii…
Philodendron Plowmanii Care Summary
|Light needs:||Bright indirect sunlight.|
|Watering needs:||Check weekly, water if soil is mostly dry.|
|Fertilizer:||A high-in-nitrogen feed once a month in summer.|
|Soil:||Rich, chunky, well draining.|
|Where to buy:||Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.|
|Common issues:||Yellow, browning leaves, wilting due to overwatering.|
The philodendron plowmanii is a mega impressive plant known for it’s big heart-shaped feature leaves.
The best light conditions for a philodendron plowmanii is bright indirect sunlight but no direct sun.
How Often to Water
Check it once a week and water it only if the soil is mostly dry. This way you won’t under or overwater you plowmanii.
Use a high nitrogen feed once a month in the warmer summer and spring months to get quicker leaf growth.
A rich and chunky, well draining mix is ideal.
How To Propagate Philodendron Plowmanii
Propagating a philodendron plowmanii is easy, you just need a node cutting and plant it in wet sphagnum moss. Keep it moist and humid with plenty of indirect sunlight and you should have a well rooted plant to pot up.
When To Repot
Repot them when they outgrow their current pot, check them in spring especially so you can give them a bigger pot if they need it over the spring and summer when they will grow most.
60% is a good humidity to aim for with a plowmanii. They will do well in humid environments. You can up the humidity around the plant by keeping them with other plants and putting a pebble tray full of water underneath them.
The philodendron plowmanii will do well in normal hosuehold temperatures as long as it does not get too cold in winter. The ideal range is 15-32°C (59-90°F).
Where To Buy
Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.
FAQs and Common Problems
Yellow or browning leaves aswell as wilting are caused by letting philodendrons sit in wet soil for too long.
Philodendron Plowmanii Round Form
The round form of the plowmanii is very similar to the normal plowmanii but with rounder leaves. It’ an impressive plant. In terms of care requirements it can be treated the same as the standard plowmanii.
Philodendron Plowmanii Variegated
There have been variegated plowmaniis reported, but they are few and far between and the variegation is not know to be stable. So proceed with caution if buying one (if you find one that is!).
Philodendron Plowmanii Vs Pastazanum
They are both heart shaped, but plowmanii has darker leaves and dark veining, the pastazanum has very light colored, almost white veining.
Philodendron Plowmanii X Tenue
The hybrid philodendron plowmanii x tenue is a really nice hybrid that has brighter green color than the plowmanii, with slightly longer leaves and deeper, more inset veins.