Philodendron Verrucosum

The Philodendron Verrucosum plant originates from Jungles of Ecuador. Therefore, it is a plant with a tropical origin that enjoys a humid climate. The Philodendron Verrucosum plant is characterised by its heart-shaped, deep-green leaves with prominent veins. The leaves almost seem to have a velvet structure and the underside of the leaf turns a beautiful dark red.

The Philodendron Verrucosum plant is not very hard to take care of. Make sure the plant is in the right spot and the treatment is right. Pay attention to the location and make sure the roots do not get flooded and the plant will be happy. Place the Philodendron Verrucosum in a spot without direct sunlight. As it grows in the rainforest, where it lives in the shadow of large trees, the Philodendron does not tolerate direct sunlight. Direct sunlight may cause the leaves to burn and colours to fade. Place the plant on a normal daylight or shadow spot.

How do I take care of my Philodendron Verrucosum plant?

We recommend to place the Philodendron Verrucosum in the right location to ensure that it remains at it’s best and stays healthy. Place it in a spot with normal daylight/halfshadow without any direct sunlight. Since the Philodendron plants are used to shadow spots, they won’t tolerate direct sunlight.

The soil must always be moist, don’t let it dry out. This way you can prevent overwatering as this will cause the roots to stand under water. This could lead to root rot, which would mean that the Philodendron Verrucosum plant would not survive. We therefore strongly advise you to keep a close eye on the plant. Between waterings, it is best to feel the soil with your fingers to see whether the soil is dry or wet here.

Fertilising the Philodendron Verrucosum plant in spring en summer months will benefit the development and growth of the plant. Do not fertilise in Autumn and winter, this can damage the plant because this is the time the plant is resting.

What is the best location for my Philodendron Verrucosum plant?

The best location for the Philodendron Verrucosum plant is in normal daylight/Half shadow, without any direct sunlight. Direct sunlight may cause burned leaves and stop the growth of new leaves. If the Philodendron Verrucosum gets too little daylight, it will show you this by hanging it’s leaves. If this is the case, we recommend moving the plant to a brighter spot with more daylight. If the plant receives too much light, the leaves will turn yellow.

How much water should I give my Philodendron Verrucosum plant?

The Philodendron Verrucosum likes a moist soil. Also, too much water can cause root rot so keep that in mind. We also recommend that you keep a close eye on the soil in the beginning to see what the plant needs.

When the plant is indoors in a place without direct sunlight, which is recommended, you should water it at least once. Of course, check that the soil does not dry out completely. In addition, when you water it, it can be quite a splash. In this way you mimic the conditions of its natural habitat; the jungle. Also, a thorough watering helps flush out any salt that has built up.

Common ailments of the Philodendron Verrucosum plant.

Yellow leaves
Yellow leaves can be a sign of the plant to tell you it has given too much water.
In this case we advise you to give a little less water each time than you did before.

Are the leaves yellow on the bottom of the Philodendron plant?
Then it could just as well be old age of the lower leaves. The lowest leaves are the ones that grew first. So they will also be the one to die first. With the right care, new leaves will grow from the middle instead.

Hanging, dry leaves
Curled and dry leaves can be a sign of too little water.
In this case, you can feel into the soil with your fingers to see if it is really dry down here.
If this is the case, you can water your plants a little more each time you water them.

Mould on the potting soil.
Is there mould on the potting soil? No worries, this is actually a good sign!
Mould can already be in the potting soil. Potting soil consists of a large part of naturally decomposed material.
A warm living room and frequently watering the plant can bring the present mould to life.

This may look a little dirty, but it is actually very good for the plant. Why?
The plant gets extra nutrients from the mould to continue growing nicely; totally for free!

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