Philodendron Tenue
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Philodendron Tenue Care

Welcome to our guide to philodendron tenue care

Philodendron Tenue Care Summary

Light needs:Bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check weekly and only water if top 50% of soil is dry.
Fertilizer:A high in nitrogen feed once a month in spring and summer.
Soil:A well draining potting mix with added perlite.
Humidity:60-70%.
Temperature:18°C to 27°C (64-81°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Overwatering.

Introduction

The philodendron tenue is a climbing philodendron and has stunning long-heart shaped leaved with horizontal wrinkles all the way down.

Light Needs

Bright indirect sunlight is best with no direct sunlight that could burn the leaves.

How Often to Water A Philodendron Tenue

Check the plant each week and only water it if the top 50% of soil is dry.

Fertilizer

Feed it a high in nitrogen feed once a month in spring and summer months.

Soil

You want a really well draining compost for this type of plant, if using a normal multipurpose potting compost then add about 20% perlite.

When To Repot A Philodendron Tenue

Check the plants in early Spring time to make sure they have plenty of space to grow.

Humidity

60-70% is ideal, a bit less is ok, but they will flourish if given decent humidity levels.

Temperature

18°C to 27°C (64-81°F) is the optimum range, they’ll be ok a bit above and below to be honest but don’t let them really cold in winter.


Philodendron Tenue Round Form

The philodendron tenue round form is a slightly more rounded version of the plant. It is often difficult to tell the difference when young, but when mature the leaves are a lot rounder than the normal form.

Philodendron Tenue Vs Sharoniae

The sharoniae has narrow, longer leaves thanks the tenue. They are very similar philodendrons, they often get confused or mis-sold.

Philodendron Tenue Aff

The philodendron tenue aff is a close hybrid to the tenue, but not a totally pure form.


Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

Philodendron Tenue Care FAQs and Common Problems

Overwatering is the biggest issue as it is really easy with philodendrons. Make sure you tip out any excess water after watering so the plant does not sit in water logged soil.

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