Philodendron Hederaceum ‘Brasil’ – 12cm

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Philodendron Scandens ‘Brasil’ is known for its heart shaped leaves with a green border and a yellow stripe going down the center of each leaf. It originates in Mexico, Brazil and the West Indies. It got this name due to its similarities to the Brazilian flag. This plant will grow to a maximum height of 4m. It is toxic to humans and animals.Does not come with cover pot shown.*Please note* Plants may have been watered before shipping, do not water upon arrival unless they are dry.

Light

Part sun, part shade (indirect light) – Plants with this requirement are easy to find a perfect spot for.West- or East-facing windows are great for these or even a spot further away from a very sunny window.

 

Watering

Medium demand – Before you water always feel the soil the top layer should be dry before giving more water. This plant loves water but does not want their roots to live in water, so water well and then let the soil almost dry out before watering again. If the plant gets too much water, it is at risk of rot. 

Water type unsensitive – Normal tap water is fine for this plant.

 

Temprature

These are the recommended temperatures for your plant to thrive, making it happy and healthy: 16°C-27°C

 

Fertilizing 

Fertilizing in winter – Only fertilise this plant in winter if it is actively growing (putting out new leaves) and use a weak fertiliser at half the recommended dose. Most plants will go dormant in winter and stop growing so will not need fertilised. If you were to fertilise a dormant plant, it will not absorb the nutrients which will stay in the soil and can cause chemical burn to the plant.

https://www.silverroots.co.uk/product-page/silver-soil-booster

 

Humidity

High humidity – This means keeping them in a warm, humid, draft free location. You can increase humidity by using pebble trays under your pots, by grouping plants close together, by misting in the morning and of course using a humidifier.

 

Toxicity

Toxic for animals and humans.

 

Soil

Aroid mix – You want the soil to be moist but well-draining. Use an aroid mix that is chunky, aerated, and well-draining. Try 1-part coco coir + 1-part orchid bark + 1-part perlite.

https://www.silverroots.co.uk/product-page/aroid-soil-mix

As with any plant, do not repot within 1-2 weeks of receiving as you need your plant to acclimatise to your house and recover from the stress of shipping.

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