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    Bright spot
    Not in full sun

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    Slightly damp
    Water once a week
    Feeding once a month

  • Animal friendly

    Keep this plant out of reach of your pet

  • Air purifying

    This plant purifies the air

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Everything you want to know about the care of your Philodendron plant

Facts about the Philodendron

The Philodendron grows in the rainforests of South America. In the tropics, Philodendrons are excellent climbers. The leaves of the Philodendron are dark green or brown and shiny in color.

Some varieties have an oval shape and subtle lines, others have a distinctive leaf shape and others have a striking leaf stem such as the color of the stem or the structure.

While many Philodendrons stand out because of their large leaves, there are also other species that stand out because of their smaller leaves, such as the white wave.

This houseplant is also very strong and very easy to care for! Check out our Jungle Collections with a wide variety of Philodendrons.

Because the roots of this special houseplant are in the rainforest, it likes high humidity. Its leaves can be sprayed during dry days.

This also removes dust from the leaves, allowing it to breathe better. It also prevents diseases, because if it is too dry, a Philodendron becomes more susceptible to pests. So do not place this striking plant next to a radiator or in a draft.

Where is the best place to place the Philodendron?

The Philodendron is the perfect plant for bedrooms, bathrooms, living rooms and areas that receive less light. It likes partial shade or a bright place (out of direct sunlight). It likes it when it is a bit drier in the room, but can also withstand a humid environment. This plant is easy to maintain, but a slow grower.

Don't worry if it takes a long time to see new leaves, that's normal. You can stimulate the growth of the philodendron by caring for it properly. The temperature where he feels comfortable is between 16 and 25°C. It likes stability, it is important that it is not moved from a light to a dark location.

Does your plant have yellow leaves? Then your philodendron has too much or too little water or light. The development of new leaves is always a sign that he is having a good time. This does not only apply to Philodendrons, but to all plants.

What is the best way to water the Philodendron?

The amount of water you should give the plant depends on various factors, such as the size of the plant and its location. It is best that the soil is dark brown, then you know that it is not too dry. If the soil is black, the soil is too wet, and the philodendron does not like wet feet!

Keep the potting soil slightly moist by giving the plant a small amount of water once a week. Feed the Philodendron once a month during the growth period, in winter you only need to water and feed it occasionally.

Tip: 4-5 days after watering, stick your finger in the soil and feel how wet the soil still is. If it feels dry, the next watering can be given a little more water than the previous time. If the soil is still moist after more than a week, you can give less water next time. This way you can decide for yourself how much water can be given once a week.

How can I repot my Philodendron?

Philodendron plants do not grow very fast, but if a plant becomes too big for the pot you can easily repot it. But how do you tell that a plant is too big for the pot? If thick roots emerge above the ground or if the plant is out of proportion to the pot it is in. It is also possible that the plant falls over, then the pot it is in is really too small.

Repotting a plant is important, you give the plant new nutrients and more space for root growth. The new airy potting soil is also important for good watering.

A plant does not need to be repotted every year. If you are going to repot, the best time to do so is in the spring. The plant can recover more quickly after repotting because the growth period starts in the spring. The Philodendron plant then has the most energy to repair any damaged roots.

At garden centers they sell potting soil to repot your plant. Soil for Philodendron species is not available everywhere, it is best to use palm soil for repotting Philodendrons. This potting soil contributes to the maintenance of the beautiful green color. Make sure that the new pot the plant is in is approximately 20% larger than the pot the plant is in.

If you have a plant that has been in your living room for several years, you can also remove the loose soil around the roots and replace it with fresh soil. Repotting to a pot where there is more room for the roots to grow further is better for the plant, but if there is no other option, this is also an option. Because this gives not only the roots, but the plant more space to grow.

Cutting your plant

It doesn't hurt to cut off long shoots from Philodendron plants, this way you keep the plant in good shape and you can grow new plants.

Philodendron species have different growth habits, so the best way to take cuttings from the plant varies per species. Always cut the leaf at the exit point.

Make sure you don't cut off too many leaves, the plant needs leaves to breathe properly. You can also easily cut away ugly leaves and old stems.

With climbing species, such as Monstera and Scandens, you can cut off a stem with an air root from the plant. An aerial root is a root that grows on the plant without the use of soil. If you place a cutting with such a root in the soil, it will continue to grow and the cutting will further develop into a plant.

You can also place this cutting, with the aerial root, in water. Make sure there are at least two leaves on the cutting and that the leaves and stem are not in the water.

The Philodendron species that do not climb can be propagated through seeds or if the plant produces small plants next to the trunk. You can then remove these plants and place them in water or moist soil. Make sure this soil is not too wet, otherwise the cutting will rot.

Cuttings do especially well at temperatures above 20 degrees. To give the cutting a better chance of survival, you can put a plastic bag over the plant. In this way the humidity and temperature are increased. Check regularly whether it is not too moist under the plastic.

If you like it when your climbing Philodendron grows nice and big and wild and you don't want to take cuttings at all, they can easily be trained along a moss stick or mesh rack. It is best to lead a runner back to the moss stick. This way you can also keep a Philodendron in good shape. The plant will tie itself to the moss stick or to the mesh rack by means of aerial roots.

Do not water the cutting too much in the beginning. The cutting still has few roots, which can quickly cause root rot.

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Can I prevent the leaves from dripping?

Small droplets of water may hang at the end of the leaf tips, this is called guttation. This can occur after you have watered the plant, but can also occur without you having recently watered your plant.

Most species of the Philodendron family exhibit these drops. It is not harmful to the plant, but it may be harmful to your floor or furniture, because these drops can leave stains.

Why this happens: the plant absorbs water with its roots and evaporates it through its leaves. At night, the pores of the leaves are closed and the plant does not evaporate water. But the roots still absorb water, creating an overpressure of moisture. To get rid of that excess moisture, the plant has special water glands in the tip of the leaves, where water droplets are formed.

With some Philodendrons you can prevent drops by giving them less water. But unfortunately with some plants you have to accept that they do this.

Where does the Philodendron come from?

The Philodendron comes from the rainforests of South America. The plant is named after the Greek words “philos”, meaning love, and “dendron”, meaning tree. This is an appropriate name for this climbing plant, as it often grows up the trunks of trees in the jungle.

The Philodendron has been popular with plant lovers for centuries. For example, the Aztecs already used the plant as a medicine for fever and pain. In the 16th century, the Philodendron was first brought to Europe, where it quickly became popular because of its beautiful leaves and easy care.

The plant grows in a moist, warm environment and needs a lot of light. It is therefore important to water Philodendron plants regularly and place them in a place where they receive sufficient sunlight. In the right environment, the plant can grow very large and be a beautiful addition to any room.

In addition to its beautiful appearance, the Philodendron has a number of other advantages. The plant is known for its air purifying properties and can help improve the air quality in your home. The plant is also often used in Feng Shui, where it symbolizes prosperity and prosperity.

In short, the Philodendron is a beautiful plant with an interesting history. Whether you use it to brighten up your home, purify the air or as a symbol of prosperity, the Philodendron is an addition to any environment.

Which Philodendron species are there?

The Philodendron is a large genus of flowering plants in the Araceae family. Within the Philodendron family there are many differences in leaf shape , leaf color and growth habit. There are plants that produce long tendrils, which are called climbers, and there are small-growing species, which are called low-stayers.

Climbing philodendrons form aerial roots on the stem, which they use to climb up trees. Under the tall trees in the tropical rainforest, the plant receives little sunlight, causing the Philodendron to climb towards the light.

The aerial roots curl around the trees, which you could almost describe as a loving embrace. And that is exactly where the name 'Philodendron' comes from! In Greek, philo means 'to love' and dendron means 'tree'.

Climbing Philodendrons include Monstera, Scandens, Red Emerald and Hastatum.

The non-climbing Philodendrons are also called low-stayers. Some of these low-lying plants can grow to enormous sizes, which makes them less suitable as houseplants. The Philodendron Xanadu and Atom remain a lot more compact, and are therefore more likely to be found in living rooms. But small monsteras can also be placed in a living room.

Fact: you have probably heard the name air plants. These are plants that grow on another plant or tree, without extracting nutrients from it. They can get all the nutrition from the environment.

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