Philodendron Birkin | 12 Ø

30.00

The Philodendron Birkin is a beautifully drawn member of the Philondendron family. In Greek, Philo means ‘to love’. The Philodendron originally comes from the tropical rainforests where it grows as a climber. The Philodendron Birkin stands out because of its white drawings on the leaves. Please note that these markings are not always fully visible at the time of purchase. The older the plant gets, the more stripes will appear on the leaf.

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Facts and details about the Philodendron Birkin to take good care of it.

Related; Philodendron
Change pot once a year
Plant delivered in cultivation pot
Once a year
Water when soil is dry
Height: 25cm

Specifications, tips and information

Everything about the Philodendron Birkin

The Philodendron Birkin plant likes a light spot, but not in direct sunlight. The plant does not grow very fast, so do not be alarmed by this. The more light the Philodendron receives, the more leaf marks it will form. The Philodendron Birkin plant likes a moist soil, but make sure that the roots of the plant are not standing underwater. This can cause root rot, which can lead to the death of the plant. It is therefore better to skip a watering than to overwater the plant.

 

Care and tips for the Philodendron Birkin

We recommend to place the plant in the right location to ensure that it remains at it’s best and stay healthy. Place it on a spot with enough light, without any direct sunlight. Since the Philodendron family plants are used to half sunny/ half shadow spots, they won’t tolerate direct sunlight. The Philodendron Birkin plant likes a moist soil but in winter, the soil may dry a little before watering again. Also, make sure that you do not over-water the plant, as this will cause the roots to stand under water.

This could lead to root rot, which would mean that the Philodendron Birkin 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 plants 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.

Watering this rare plant

The Philodendron Birkin likes a moist soil. Make sure that between the waterings, the top layer of potting soil should not dry out; it is important that the soil always stays moist here. Also, too much water can cause root rot so keep that in mind. In winter, the soil may dry out a little before watering again. We also recommend that you keep a close eye on the soil in the beginning to see what the plant needs.

 

Standing place of the Philodendron Birkin

The best location for the Philodendron Birkin plant is on a light spot, without direct sunlight. Direct sunlight may cause burned leaves and stop the growth of new leaves and markings. If the Philodendron 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.

 

Is this plant toxic?

Yes, unfortunately the Philodendron plants are toxic. Therefore, please be careful with children and pets. Place the Philodendron plant in a safe place, away from children and pets. Especially cats like to take a bite of a Philodendron. This can cause kidney diseases.

Common ailments of the Philodendron  Birkin 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 Subhastatum 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!

How is my Philodendron Birkin shipped?

This rare plant is delivered in a cultivation pot. Special shipping boxes are designed for all our plants. The house plants stand firmly in the box and cannot go anywhere, so that they can be neatly delivered to your home.

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