Philodendron 'Silver Sword'
Philodendron are native to the West Indies and Tropical Rainforests of Central and South America. There are two main types of philodendron - upright growers and trailing growers. Upright philodendrons grow in height rather than sending out lengths of trailing, vining growth. While upright philodendrons are still capable of climbing, they are not vining plants, and their growing style is distinctly different from that of the trailing hederaceum that most people think of when they hear “philodendron”.
(Including Nursery Pot)
6" Nursery Pot: 10" H x 10" W
Most varieties of upright philodendrons thrive in medium to bright indirect light. Direct, harsh light may cause leaf burn and should be avoided. Some upright philodendron’s are suitable for lower light exposures, but variegated varieties such as ‘Birkin’ will need brighter light to maintain their variegated growth.
Upright philodendrons can typically stand to dry out a bit more than their trailing cousins, since their stems and leaves tend to be a bit thicker. Allow the top 2-3” of soil to dry between waterings. Philodendrons need well-draining soil. Amending a standard potting mix with peat or coco coir for moisture absorbency and perlite or charcoal for drainage works well.
Temperature and Humidity
Philodendron houseplants prefer indoor growing temperatures of between 65 and 85 degrees F. These plants prefer high humidity, but generally do just fine in the lower to moderate humidity found in most homes. Providing your plant with extra humidity through a pebble tray or humidifier is encouraged for optimal health and faster growth.
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