How to Grow Philodendron Plants
Philodendrons are easy to grow and make great houseplants. As a matter
of fact, they are amongst the easiest to to grow indoor plants. Philodendron
thrive in the conditions of your home, and are low maintenance. They are
grown for their foliage, which comes in a variety of sizes and shades of
green. Philodendrons require very low light level conditions. Place them
wherever you want, in any room of the house.
Philodendrons can be grown either in a pot on a tabletop, in pots, or in
hanging baskets. To grow them in pots, allow them to grow to the desired
size and trim back any new growth and runners.
Did You Know? Philodendrons are poisonous. Keep young children and
pets away from it.
Philodendrons can be propagated by snipping off and rooting runners, or sections
of vines. The vines should have two or three tiny root nodes. Place the cutting
in a glass partially filled with water. Allow the roots to grow
to an inch or more. Then, transplant the into a pot or container.
Cuttings can be placed directly into moist soil. Make sure not to let
the soil dry out. We recommend rooting in water first.
How to Grow Philodendron:
Philodendrons are easy to care for. They like a well drained, potting soil
which contains a lot of rich organic matter. Apply liquid fertilizer once
every two or three weeks and they will grow well.
Philodendron will do well in low or very low light conditions. These plants
thrive in any room of your house.
The leaves of the plant should be given a cleaning once a month, with a damp
sponge or cloth. This will remove dust build-up, that is visible on the big,
shiny leaves. Mist the plants every few days during really dry conditions,
to keep the leaves vibrant.
Philodendrons can be grown outside, or transplanted outdoors in the spring.
They are susceptible to frost. So, make sure to put them out after the last
frost date for your area, and bring them back indoors before the first frost.
Insects and Disease:
Philodendron will generally do not have many disease problems. Aphids, mites
and other tiny insects can occasionally bother the plants. Wipe the leaves
with a cloth dampened with a insecticidal soap will help keep insect problems
to a minimum.
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