Plant Care – Philodendron Melanochrysum
Light: Place your Philodendron Melanochrysum under bright, indirect sunlight and avoid direct sunlight, which will cause its leaves to turn yellow. Too much exposure to direct sunlight and high temperatures will cause the plant to dry up, and leaves to turn yellow and wilt.
Water: Allow the top surface of the soil to dry up between watering the plant. We recommend watering it once a week or whenever necessary. Overwatering your Philodendron can cause water beds, resulting in root problems. Droopy leaves are a good sign of overwatering. Therefore you should skip a week of watering.
Soil: The Philodendron thrives in a well-draining potting mix that can retain some moisture. Use an aroid mix or a chunky soilless mix for your philodendrons. Here is a simple chunky soilless mix that you can mix: coco chip, pine bark, charcoal, pumice and perlite.
Fertiliser: Fertilise with a slow-release granular fertiliser. Over-fertilising can also result in the demise of the plant. Always follow the fertiliser manufacturer’s instructions when fertilising your plant.
Humidity Requirement: Medium
Fun Facts about the Philodendron genus: Did you know? The Philodendron genus contains hundreds of species, a wide variety of beautiful plants and beautiful foliage. Philodendrons have air-purifying abilities and therefore explain why many are grown indoors as house plants! Philodendrons come in two types, vining and non-climbing. Vining plants can grow tall with the proper support and environment, while the non-climbers grow upright and exhibit beautiful foliage. Above all, Philodendrons are fast growers as well.
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