Philodendron

  • Philodendron Soil
    Buying Guide,  Philodendron,  Plant Accessories,  Plant Care

    Philodendron Soil

    Introduction 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…

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  • Philodendron Pink Princess
    Philodendron,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Philodendron Pink Princess Care

    The key to philodendron pink princess care is to give it plenty of indirect light to encourage the variegation and to not over water it… Philodendron Pink Princess Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check weekly, water if top half of the soil is dry. Fertilizer: A balanced fertilizer once a month in spring and summer. Soil: A well draining potting mix with 20% perlite.  Humidity: 50%. Temperature: 18°C to 27°C (64-81°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Overwatering, mealybugs. Introduction One of the most popular rare houseplants in recent years – the philodendron pink princess is known for it’s bright pink…

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  • Philodendron Gabby
    Philodendron,  Plant Care,  Propagation,  Rare Houseplants

    Philodendron Gabby

    All you need to know about philodendron gabby care and propagation. The key is to give them lots of indirect sun, but not direct and make sure the soil does not get too soggy… Philodendron Gabby Summary Light needs: Low light to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Water when top 40% of soil is dry, check weekly. Fertilizer: A well-diluted balanced fertilizer once a month in spring and summer. Soil: A well draining compost. Humidity: 50-60%. Temperature: 20°C-27°C (70-80°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Leaf crisping due to underwatering / too much sun. Fading variegation due to low light. Introduction The philodendron gabby is…

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  • Philodendron Esmeraldense
    Philodendron,  Plant Care

    Philodendron Esmeraldense Care

    The key to philodendron esmeraldense care is to give it a really well draining potting medium and avoid waterlogging… Philodendron Esmeraldense Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check weekly, water if most of the soil is dry. Fertilizer: A high-in-nitrogen feed monthly in spring and summer. Soil: A really well draining soil. Humidity: 70%. Temperature: 16-28°C (61-82°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Pests like aphids. Introduction Originally from Esmeraldas in Ecuador, the philodendron esmeraldense is known for its broad, long, heart shaped glossy leaves. IT makes good houseplant as is fairly easy to take of as long as you don’t over…

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  • How To Propagate Philodendron
    Leca and Semi Hydroponics,  Philodendron,  Propagation

    How To Propagate Philodendron

    How To Propagate Philodendron, Summary Welcome to our guide to philodendron propgations… In general philodendrons are easy to propagate in soil, leca sphagnum moss and water. You need two nodes, one bare for the roots to grow from and one with foliage. Make a clean cut and then add the cutting to the medium, and wait 2 months before potting them up in soil. Introduction Here we run down how to propagate philodendron. These beautiful and popular tropical houseplant can be relatively easily propagated with cuttings either in water, soil or sphagnum moss. Soil requires the least work (you just stick the cuttings in!), water is great as you can…

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  • Philodendron Elegans
    Philodendron,  Plant Care,  Propagation

    Philodendron Elegans

    Welcome to our guide to the Philodendron Elegans, covering care and propagation, including water, soil, humidity and temperature needs. The key to caring for it is to not let it sit in soggy soil, and keep it fairly humid. Philodendron Elegans Care Summary Light needs: Medium indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check soil weekly and only water the plant is the top half of the soil is dry. Fertilizer: Use a well diluted balanced fertilizer every 3 or 4 weeks in spring and summer. Soil: A mix of orchid bark and perlite with potting compost. Humidity: 60% and over. Temperature: 22-29°C (72-85°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant…

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  • Philodendron Billietiae
    Philodendron,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Philodendron Billietiae

    Welcome to our guide to philodendron billietiae care and propagation. This plant needs good levels of humidity, a well draining, chunky soil, and not do not over water it. Philodendron Billietiae Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight is ideal. Watering needs: Soil needs to be almost dry before watering again. Check once a week. Fertilizer: Use a balanced feed once a month in the spring and summer. Soil: Well draining. Humidity: 50%. Temperature: 18°C to 27°C (64-81°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Root rot from overwatering. Introduction The philodendron billietiae is known for its huge, elongated pointy leaves. It’s a really cool plant, originally…

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  • Philodendron Lynamii
    Philodendron,  Plant Care,  Propagation

    Philodendron Lynamii

    Welcome to our guide to the Philodendron Lynamii, covering care and propagation, including water, soil, humidity and temperature needs. The key is to not over water them and keep them humid. Philodendron Lynamii Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check the soil weekly, only water if top half of soil already dry. Fertilizer: Every 2 weeks in summer with well diluted balanced plant feed. Soil: A mix of orchid bark, potting compost and perlite. Humidity: 60% or more. Temperature: 18-27°C (64-81°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Root from overwatering. Introduction The Philodendron Lynamii has big, oversized, impressive glossy…

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  • Philodendron Lupinum
    Philodendron,  Plant Care

    Philodendron Lupinum Care

    Welcome to our guide to philodendron lupinum care and propagation guide, we run down all you need to know. The key to caring for this pant is to keep it humid, but don’t let it sit in soggy soil as they get root rot easily. Philodendron Lupinum Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check weekly, water if top half of soil is dry. Fertilizer: Feed a high-in-nitrogen feed once a month in spring and summer. Soil: A standard potting mix with added perlite. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 17-27°C (63-80°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Leaf browning and yellowing. Introduction…

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  • Philodendron El Choco Red
    Philodendron,  Plant Care

    Philodendron El Choco Red

    Without a doubt one of the most loved philodendrons, we run down all you need to know about philodendron el choco red care and propagation. The key to caring for this plant is to keep it humid and well lit but do not overwater it. Philodendron El Choco Red Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Water when the top half of the soil is dry, check once a week. Fertilizer: A high nitrogen feed once a month in spring and summer  Soil: A mix of orchid bark, perlite and regular compost. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 18°C to 25°C (64-77°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.…

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