Philodendron cultivation

Indoor cultivation of numerous species and varieties of Philodendron is easily practiced. If you don’t know how to do it, don’t worry because I’m showing you here.

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How to cultivate the Philodendron?

  • The Philodendron has an increase table during the spring-summer, doubling its number of leaves in a year.
  • It thrives in good light and also stays in shady places.
  • The unattractive flowering of the Philodendron occurs only in the adult specimens .
  • Periodic spraying of the foliage with warm rainwater tends to help.
  • It is able to tolerate drafts, smoke and combustion gas.
  • Climbing species are directed on a support or grow guided on attached naturally.
  • The youngest specimens of the Philodendron require a change of pot in the spring; adults renew the surface substrate.
  • Clean the leaves carefully using a damp cloth; They resist the brighteners used every 3-4 months.
  • In the open air they develop protected from frost and in the summer from direct sunlight at midday.
  • It is favored by periodic spraying of the foliage with warm rainwater.
  • The sheets resist cleaning and spaced use of polishes.

Pot change

Change the philodendron pot in spring, when the roots of the young plant protrude through the drainage hole. Peel off the substrate by running a knife along the inside edge. Take out the plant by holding the base of the stem and remove the soil attached to the roots with a rod. Place the specimen in the center of a larger container and fill with substrate composed of river hangover, peat and black earth.

Press around the plant, covering the roots with caution. The climbing varieties are conducted on a support and stems are fastened with wire.

Philodendron Problems

Healthy leaves with drooping foliage.

  • Cause: very dry substrate.
  • Solution: Water more often.

Dull young leaves and little development.

  • Cause: low temperatures.
  • Solution: move to a warm place.

Little budding in spring, yellowish leaves.

  • Cause: compact and exhausted substrate.
  • Solution: change the pot.

Yellowish lower leaves that fall off.

  • Cause: very humid substrate.
  • Solution: water less frequently.

Reddish-brown spots in the center of the lamina.

  • Cause: excess brightness.
  • Solution: move to partial shade.

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