• Philodendron Leaf Curling
    Frequently Asked Questions,  Philodendron

    Philodendron Leaf Curling

    Welcome to our concise to philodendron leaf curling – and other moisture issues… Philodendron Leaf Curling A philodendron’s leaf can curl for a number of reasons, the two main reasons are: humidity and cold. If the plant gets a cold draft it’s leaves can curl up and die. If the humidity is too low the leaves curl up, and can ultimately crisp up and fall off. A good idea is to get a humidity meter and to keep the plants back from cold windows in the winter. It can also, in some cases, be due to lack of water, just make sure you check the soil each week with your…

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  • Is Philodendron Poisonous To Dogs
    Frequently Asked Questions,  Houseplant Pests and Problems,  Philodendron

    Is Philodendron Poisonous To Dogs?

    Is philodendron poisonous to dogs? Philodendrons contain some toxins, we run down all you need to know… Is A Philodendron Poisonous To Dogs? (And Other Pet Questions) Philodendrons are mildly poisonous to dogs. If eaten they can hurt your dogs lips and tongue and cause vomiting, as well as swelling in the mouth. The toxin is called calcium oxalate and occurs in a lot of houseplants. They are not toxic to the touch unless the sap gets on skin, which can cause irritation. (Source). See also: Philodendron Black Cardinal, Philodendron Rio, Philodendron Mamei Care, Philodendron Sodiroi. What Part Of The Philodendron Is Poisonous? All parts of a philodendron are poisonous,…

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  • How To Root A Philodendron
    Frequently Asked Questions,  Philodendron

    How To Root A Philodendron

    Welcome to our guide to how to root a philodendron, plus plenty of propagation tips for this popular plant type… How To Root A Philodendron The best way to root a philodendron is to take a cutting that includes at least one node and one leaf. Then let the cutting callous over for two hours so that the wound heals. This reduces the chance of rot at the point you cut the plant and the cutting. Then put the cutting in moist sphagnum moss to root. You can also root the plant in water or soil, but I have found much more success with moss. If you use moss you…

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  • Philodendron Florida Ghost
    Philodendron,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Philodendron Florida Ghost

    The Philodendron Florida Ghost is a beautifully leaved plant, it is perfect for standing on it’s own and demanding attention in a space. In this guide I show you all you need to know to look after it…. Philodendron Florida Ghost Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check once a week, water if the top 50% of soil is dry. Fertilizer: A high nitrogen feed every 3 weeks in the summer. Soil: A well draining, loose, organic soil  Humidity: 60%-70%. Temperature: 18°C to 25°C (64-77°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Over and under watering, as well as bacterial diseases on the leaves.…

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  • Philodendron Camposportoanum
    Philodendron,  Plant Care

    Philodendron Camposportoanum Care

    Welcome to our guide to philodendron camposportoanum care… Philodendron Camposportoanum Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check weekly, water when 50% of soil is dry. Fertilizer: A high-in-nitrogen feed once a month in summer. Soil: 20% perlite, 80% standard potting compost. Humidity: 50-60%. Temperature: 18°C to 25°C (64-77°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Overwatering and pests. Introduction Philodendron camposportoanum is a small climbing philodendron, known for it’s heart shaped green leaves that have a velvetey pinky hue to them. We cover all you need to know about camposportoanum care… See also: Philodendron Sodiroi, Philodendron Jose Buono Care, Philodendron Splendid, Philodendron…

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  • Philodendron Paraiso Verde
    Philodendron,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Philodendron Paraiso Verde Care

    We run down all you need to know about philodendron paraiso verde care… Philodendron Paraiso Verde Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check weekly, water if top half of soil is dry. Fertilizer: OK not to feed but if you do, a balanced fertilizer once a month in spring and summer. Soil: A well draining potting mix with 20% perlite.  Humidity: 50-70%. Temperature: 14-30°C (57-86°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Overwatering. Introduction This plant is a true statement plant, an absolute show stopper with it’s long elegant leaves of mottle green and mint green, it’s one of my favorites…

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  • Philodendron Thai Sunrise
    Philodendron,  Plant Care

    Philodendron Thai Sunrise Care

    The philodendron Thai sunrise is easy to care for as long as you keep it humid. We run all you need to know about philodendron Thai sunrise care… Philodendron Thai Sunrise Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check weekly, water if top half of soil is dry. Fertilizer: A well diluted balanced plant feed in spring and summer. Soil: A well draining potting mix with 20% perlite.  Humidity: 50%. Temperature: 18°C to 25°C (64-77°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Leaf crisping from low humidity, leaf browning from overwatering. Introduction The philodendron thai sunrise, known for it’s striking lime green…

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  • Bloody Mary Philodendron
    Philodendron,  Plant Care,  Propagation

    Bloody Mary Philodendron

    The bloody mary philodendron needs careful watering and plenty of indirect sunlight, read on for more detail… Bloody Mary Philodendron Summary Light needs: Bright but indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Water once the top half-finger depth of soil is dry. Fertilizer: A balanced fertilizer every 2 or 3 weeks in the summer. Soil: A rich well draining potting compost. Humidity: 50%. Temperature: 16-28°C (61-82°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Overwatering and underwatering. Introduction The Bloody Mary Philodendron is a burgundy red-stemmed philodendron with dark green leaves but the new leaves grow out red, this is a dream plant on many collectors’ wish lists! The…

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  • Philodendron Joepii
    Philodendron,  Plant Care

    Philodendron Joepii Care

    Our ultimate guide to philodendron joepii care… Philodendron Joepii Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check weekly, water if most of the soil is dry. Fertilizer: A balanced feed once a month in spring and summer. Soil: A well draining soil. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 15-32°C (59-90°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Yellowing, browning or dropping leaves from over watering. Introduction The philodendron joepii is named after the Dutch botanist Joep Moonen. It is a rare, tri-lobed, pointy-leaved green philodendron. See also: Philodendron White Princess, Philodendron White Knight, Philodendron Gabby. Light Needs Medium to bright indirect sunlight is best. How…

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  • Philodendron Jose Buono
    Philodendron,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Philodendron Jose Buono Care

    The key to philodendron jose buono care is to up the humidity and do not let the roots sit in soggy soil… Philodendron Jose Buono Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check weekly, water if top half of soil is dry. Fertilizer: A high-in-nitrogen feed once a month in summer. Soil: A well draining and rich potting mix.  Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 14-27°(57-81°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Overwatering, pests on leaves. Introduction An all time favorite of mine, the jose buono is a head turner with it’s over sized leaves of mottled variegation… See also: Philodendron White Princess, Philodendron…

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