Philodendron White Wizard
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Philodendron White Wizard

Welcome to our care and propagation guide to the impressive philodendron white wizard…

Philodendron White Wizard Care Summary

Light needs:Bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Water it when the top 50% of the soil is dry, check it once a week.
Fertilizer: A balanced liquid feed once a month in spring and summer.
Soil:A rich, well draining potting compost. 
Humidity:50% or more.
Temperature:18°C to 27°C (64-81°F)
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Other names:Philodendron erubescens white wizard.
Common issues:Overwatering and leaf burn on the variegated parts.


The philodendron white wizard is a notoriously beautiful variegated philodendron that has boomed in popularity and price the last few years.

See also: Philodendron Pink Princess Care, Philodendron Camposportoanum Care, Philodendron White Knight, Philodendron Florida Ghost, Philodendron Erubescens, Philodendron Ring Of Fire Care, Philodendron Brandtianum Care, Philodendron Brasil Care.

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Light Needs

Give it bright indirect sunlight, they’ll be ok a bit further back from the window too. No direct sun.

How Often To Water

Water it when the top 50% of the soil is dry, check it once a week with your finger. Do not over water it! Leave it for another week if in doubt, as they are really sensitive to over watering.

Philodendron White Wizard Fertilizer

Feed it a balanced liquid feed once a month in spring and summer to encourage growth. They’ll be ok if you don’t fertilize them, but will grow quicker if you do.


Use a rich, well draining potting compost. They hate to sit in soggy soil, so make sure you have a decent, well draining mix. At the very least, add 20% perlite to normal potting compost to aid drainage.

When To Repot A Philodendron White Wizard

Check the plant in early spring by taking it out of it’s pot. If the roots are getting crowded then pot it up a size to give it plenty of room to grow over the growing season.


Aim for 50% humidity, they will thank you for it.


Normal household temperatures are fine for philodendrons like this, 18°C to 27°C (64-81°F) is ideal.

How To Propagate Philodendron White Wizard

Propagate a philodendron white wizard with stem cuttings and sphagnum moss. Take a cutting with one node and one or two leaves. Let it callous over for an hour, then pot it up in moist sphagnum moss. Keep it warm and bright, and the moss moist. Keep it humid too. It should root well over the next month or two. Then you can pot it up into soil.

Philodendron White Wizard Reverted

Depending on how stable the variegation is, a white wizard can revert. The best way to prevent this is to buy a plant that is stable (make sure that the plant the cutting was taken from has stable variegation that has not reverted, and it possible the plant that was propagated from). If you plant has reverted, or is starting to, the best thing to do is to give it as much indirect sunlight as possible (but no direct sun). Or get grow light to give it maximum light. You can cut the new reverted leaves and nodes off, back to the previous variegated node too. This will give your plant the best chance of growing back with variegated leaves.

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

Other Names

Philodendron erubescens white wizard.

FAQs And Common Problems

Leaf burn on the variegated parts of the leaf is common, from too much sun. Also as with all philodendrons, make sure you don’t overwater it.

Hope you found this guide useful, you might also like our other articles: Philodendron Pink Princess Care, Philodendron White Knight. Scindapsus Treubii Moonlight, Jessenia Pothos, Hoya Linearis, Philodendron Camposportoanum Care.

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