New to the New Zealand market, this Philodendron has unique deep green leaves with defined white lines which develop with age.
The Philodendron Birkin prefers a warm and humid environment, will tolerate dry air if misted with room temperature water regularly.
Will thrive in medium to bright, indirect sun. Potential height is 1m.
Likes moist soil. Not too wet and not too dry. Water regularly but allow the soil to partly dry out before watering again. The roots do not like to be left wet so ensure that your pot has good drainage.
Fertiliser - During spring and summer use an all-purpose liquid plant food to promote new growth.
Toxicity - Philodendrons are toxic plants. Digestion of any part of the plant can cause problems. Keep out of reach of both children and pets.
The Philodendron Birkin needs clean leaves to photosynthesis in order to feed itself. Regularly wipe your plants leaves with a damp soft cloth or give it a full shower every now and again to remove any dust that has accumulated. This will ensure you will have a healthy pest free plant.
RE-POTTING When the Philodendron Birkins roots appear to have filled the bottom of the pot it is time to upgrade the pot size. The Birkin is one of the slower growing Philodendrons.
The Philodendron Brikin prefers a rich bark/peat based soil which is not too heavy. It needs to be able to that retains moisture, but not hold water.
POTENTIAL PROBLEMS Dried Leaves: If the edges of the leaves are yellowing it can indicate that the plant has been over watered. Alter your watering regime and your plant should return back to normal.
Pest and Disease: The Philodendron’s are typically not prone to pests or diseases. However, you may encounter mealybugs and aphids. Mealybugs can be dealt with by dipping cotton buds into rubbing alcohol and wiping the mealybugs.