How to Grow Philodendron Plants
Philodendrons are easy to grow. They make great houseplants. 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 levels. 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 Plants:
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 grow well in low and very low light levels. 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, when humidity levels are very
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 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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