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 standar mix is not ideal for them but hte good news is that it is easy to mix your own.
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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.
If you want a more premium soil, use this recipe:
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.
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Philodendron Soil pH
pH 4.5 – 6.0 is ideal for a philodendron.