Welcome to our guide to make or buying a philodendron soil mix…
Philodendrons like a loose, airy and well draining soil mix, they can get root rot easily and do not want to get waterlogged. Using a standard mix is not ideal for them but the good news is that it is easy to mix your own. They want the soil to be rich enough in organic matter, but what also they want a chunky mix to allow air roots. It’s really important too that the mix is well draining to avoid that common issues of root rot by giving them a soil that does not hold on to water. We cover all you need to know…
See also: Philodendron Dark Lord, Philodendron Burle Marx Care, Philodendron Care, Philodendron Goeldii, Philodendron Mexicanum Care, Philodendron Thai Sunrise Care, Philodendron Hastatum, Anthurium Soil, Hoya Soil, Alocasia Soil, Monstera Soil, Succulent Soil.
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DIY Philodendron Soil Mix Recipe
A good, cheap mix for philodendrons is orchid bark, perlite, and a standard potting compost in equal measures. This is a great standard aroid mix, and I use this on most of my plants that are in soil. Mix them well are you are ready to go. I use this loads. You want to rinse the perlite a few time to get the residue off it. Then mix the 3 parts together thoroughly.
If you want a more premium soil, use this recipe:
- orchid bark 25%
- perlite 25%
- potting compost 25%
- coir / coconut fiber 15 %
- worm castings 10%
The worm castings will add a richness to the soil and the coconut fiber helps to get air to the roots, as well as retain moisture without water-logging.
Best Philodendron Soil On Amazon Or Etsy
If you want to buy a ready to go soil, sometimes you see a good aroid mix on Amazon, I prefer Etsy, they have some great bespoke premium aroid soils that really suit philodendrons, try here.
Do philodendrons like succulent soil?
Although you want a well draining mix for your philodendrons, coarse succulent soil is not ideal, you want a perlite and orchid bark mix that will be chunky and airy.
Philodendron Soil pH
pH 4.5 – 6.0 is ideal for a philodendron.
Hope you found this article useful, you might also like: Philodendron Dark Lord, Philodendron Care, Philodendron Mexicanum Care, Philodendron Thai Sunrise Care, Philodendron Hastatum.
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