Philodendron Florida Aruba

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GENERAL INFORMATION

  • The Philodendron 'Florida' is native to Brazil, Colombia, and Peru and this variety is commonly called Florida.
  • This easy to care for the plant can adapt to all kinds of conditions (as long as it's warm), making it a popular houseplant.
  • The  Philodendron 'Florida' has large green leaves with distinct lobes to each leaf and a red stems.
  • The juvenile leaves on the start as a solid leaf and develops its distinctive lobes as the plant matures.
  • The Philodendron 'Florida' doesn't require a lot of watering.
  • Allow the top layer of soil to dry between watering.
  • The Philodendron 'Florida' thrive in humid conditions, so ensure you protect your plant from the frost.
  • Position in bright, indirect sunlight.
  • If your plant is indoors mist regularly, and wipe the leaves with a damp cloth to keep the foliage looking shiny and fresh.

SOIL REQUIREMENT

  • It enjoys a well-drained but moist, rich organic mix.
  • Remember try to stay away from wet, mucky, or dry, sandy soils.

FEEDING/FERTILIZER REQUIREMENT

  • Feed philodendron houseplants with a balanced liquid foliage houseplant fertilizer that contains macro-nutrients.
  • Water the plant with the fertilizer monthly in spring and summer and every six to eight weeks in fall and winter.
  • Slow growth and small leaf size is the plant’s way of telling you that it isn’t getting enough fertilizer.
  • Pale new leaves usually indicate that the plant isn’t getting enough calcium and magnesium, which are essential micro-nutrients for philodendrons.

LIGHT REQUIREMENT

  • Set the plant in a location with bright, indirect sunlight.
  • Find a position near a window where the sun’s rays never actually touch the foliage.
  • While it’s normal for older leaves to yellow, if this happens to several leaves at the same time, the plant may be getting too much light.
  • On the other hand, if the stems are long and leggy with several inches between leaves, the plant probably isn’t getting enough light.

WATER REQUIREMENT

  • When growing philodendron plants, allow the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings.
  • The length of your index finger to the first knuckle is about an inch, so inserting your finger into the soil is a good way to check the moisture level.
  • Droopy leaves can mean that the plant is getting too much or not enough water.
  • But the leaves recover quickly when you correct the watering schedule.

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