Philodendron Hederaceum Micans – 12cm
Philodendron Micans is also commonly known as velvet leaf philodendron and heart leaf philodendron. It originates from central America and some parts of the Caribbean. It has dark green heart shaped velvet leaves that have the most beautiful sheen to them, with a red hue on the underside that shows through in certain light settings and are very soft to the touch. It is a vining plant and so you can either grow this in a hanging pot or grow it up a moss pole, It’s a plant loved by many and continues to be very popular. Micans is a fast growing plant that can grow to a minimum of 6ft in the right conditions.
Toxic to animals and humans.
Does not come with cover pot shown in the photo.
Plants may have been watered before shipping, do not water upon arrival unless they are dry.
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.
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.
These are the recommended temperatures for your plant to thrive, making it happy and healthy: 16°C-27°C
Growth period – The growth period for this plant is spring/summer.
In optimal conditions, it should be fertilised during the growth period because this will assist in keeping your plant alive as well as promote healthy growth. You can use a diluted liquid fertiliser or sprinkle a solid fertiliser (Silver Soil Booster) on top of the soil. Always follow the product instructions.
Resting period – The growth period for this plant is autumn/winter.
Only fertilise this plant in its resting period 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 and stop growing so will not need fertilisation. If you were to fertilise a dormant plant it won’t absorb the nutrients which will stay in the soil and can cause chemical burn to the plant.
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.
Toxic for animals and humans.
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.
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.