Facts and details about the Philodendron Malay Gold to take good care of it.
Specifications, tips and information
Everything you need to know about the Philodendron Malay Gold
This beautiful Philodendron Malay Gold plant is a member of the Araceae family. This family originally comes from the rain forests of Central and South America. They are therefore truly tropical plants.
This Philodendron Malay Gold plant characterises itself by it’s bright yellow leaves and will therefore certainly stand out from other ‘green’ plants in your home. The Philodendron Malay gold plant is a very easy plant to take care of. Yet, it is a very unique plant to brighten up your home with. The Philodendron plant does not need much care. Ideal if you are not the best with taking care of plants.
As the Philodendron Malay Gold comes from the rainforest, it likes a humid environment. We therefore recommend watering the leaves regularly, to imitate the tropical climate where it comes from. Place the Philodendron on a half shadow spot and make sure the roots do not get flooded and the plant will be happy very easily. The Philodendron Malay Gold is a poisonous houseplant. Please be careful with children and pets.
How do I take care of my Philodendron Malay Gold plant?
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 in halfshadow without any direct sunlight. Since the Philodendron plants are used to shadow spots, they won’t tolerate direct sunlight. Direct sunlight will cause the colors of the leaves to fade. The Philodendron Malay Gold does not need a lot of water.
We do recommend that the plant must always have a slightly moist soil. Please also be careful with overwatering the plant. Overwatering the plant can cause root rot and the Philodendron Malay Gold will not survive it. We strongly advise you to keep a close eye on the plant and it’s needs.
Between waterings, it is best to feel the soil with your fingers to see whether the soil is dry or wet here. If the soil is still very wet after a few days, we suggest to wait a little longer before watering it again.
What is the best location for my Philodendron Malay Gold plant?
The best location for the Philodendron Malay Gold plant is on a spot in Half shadow, without direct sunlight. Direct sunlight may cause burned leaves and stop the growth of new leaves. If the plant receives too much light, the colours of the leaves will fade. If this is the case we suggest to promptly move the plant to a darker spot.
How much water should I give my Philodendron Malay Gold plant?
The Philodendron Malay Gold does not need a lot of water. We do recommend that the plant must always have a slightly moist soil. Please also be careful with overwatering the plant. Overwatering the plant can cause root rot and the Philodendron Malay Gold will not survive it. We also recommend that you keep a close eye on the soil in the beginning to see what the plant needs.
Is the Philodendron Malay Gold 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 plant.
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!
Buying a Philodendron Malay Gold plant at Botanic Bubble.
All Philodendron plant species we sell come fresh from the grower. We pack them with care in specially made boxes. This way the plant is well and safely packed, to be delivered at your home. Order your unique Philodendron Malay Gold houseplant quickly and easily at Botanic Bubble.