Good news for those plant killers. Thank God, philodendrons are the easiest plant to keep healthy and harder to kill. Virtually anybody can grow this gifted plant and turn your space into a beautiful jungle. If you want to spice up your space with a good-natured leafy green, here’s everything you need to know about how to care for your philodendron.
These plants grow best in indirect sunlight or in low light conditions. They don’t need much light to survive and in fact, they’ll do just fine in an office or any space lit only with some sort of lighting. Exposure to direct sunlight will cause the leaves to spot or burn.
Water your philodendron well and allow half of the soil is dry before watering again. Yellow leaves may indicate overwatering, while brown leaves mean the plant needs more water. When watered, the plant will reward you with an exuberant appearance.
Philodendron will do just fine without fertilization. However, they are fast growing plants and should be fertilized monthly. Just remember, when mixing up the solution, weaker rather than stronger solutions will be better for your philodendron. Spray PRO ORGANIC® Plant Food right onto their leaves for greater effect.
The main drawback to philodendrons is their toxicity. Typically, ingestion will result in swelling of the lips and tongue, and stomach irritation with possible vomiting. Philodendrons are toxic to dogs and cats so keep this in mind and watch your pets.
Philodendrons are great for hanging plants, trailing plants, or table plants. No matter which style you choose, pruning your philodendron regularly will help keep your plant lush and healthy. Trim those leggy trails to promote business and encourage new growth.