Philodendron White Knight
$635.51 incl. GST
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- The actual plant may differ as each pot has its own unique natural look and though look identical but never 100% similar to the image pictured here.
- Flowers are seasonal and plants may not be with flowers at the time of order/delivery.
Overall Height APPROXIMATELY 32cm
- Philodendron White Knight is an easy-to-grow tropical plant.
- White Knight philodendron has its origin in South America.
- Its round leaves, along with its color variation of green, white, and purple, give it a beautiful and fascinating outlook.
- It could be planted as a house plant, and also as an outdoor plant provided the climate is mild.
- At a moderate temperature and sunlight, Philodendron White Knight leaves tend to have an intriguing color variation of white and green.
- The white-colored fragment of the leaves is very sensitive to sunlight and quickly burns when exposed directly to intense sunlight.
- Philodendron White Knight is a climbing plant that can attain a height of 3 meters.
- It grows faster when planted around a pole (like a moss pole) or tree.
- It grows healthy and beautiful with a faster growth rate when planted in moist soil mixed with organic matter.
- It’s a humid plant, and It thrives in an ambiance with relatively high humidity.
- It flourishes in a well-drained moist soil thoroughly mixed with organic content such as peat moss, compost, etc.
- You might want to ask what well-drained soil is.
- Well-drained soil is soil that allows the flow of water in or out at a moderate rate.
- When the plant’s soil is saturated with excess water, it reduces the oxygen intake of the plant from the soil, which may result in its death.
- For your indoor planting, it is not recommended to use soil from the garden, if you look forward to a good result.
- Soil from the garden might contain disease organisms, weeds seeds and may not be well-drained soil.
- That said, you could use high-quality potting soil that is well-draining.
- Good drainage is key for the well-being of Philodendrons.
- However, you should not just use a regular potting mix.
- You should add some more ingredients, eg.30%-50% potting mix, and then for the rest of the soil, add perlite and orchid bark.
- 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.
- It requires mild sunlight to thrive.
- Filtered sunlight is most desirable.
- Direct exposure to sunlight will lead to the burning of leaves.
- The beauty of a Philodendron the intensity of the color variation of its leaves, which are green and white.
- When planted in a shady environment for 2 to 3 months, it loses its color variation and hence loses its beauty.
- However, the white portion of the leaves is susceptible to sunlight.
- When exposed to intense direct sunlight, it burns off quickly.
- It is a water-loving plant.
- Watering should be done with a moderate amount of water.
- You must ensure the plant’s soil is moist at all times.
- Watering with excessive water must be avoided to prevent killing the plant.
- When the plant’s soil is excessively watered or saturated with water, it reduces the rate of oxygen intake by the plate from the soil.
- It could lead to the rotting of the plant root, which is the most critical and crucial part of a plant.
- When the roots are rotten, the plant will be nutrient deficient and, in the long run, will lead to the death of the plant when not properly cared for.
- This can be done by feeling the soil texture with your fingers.
- If the soil contains some moisture, it will stick on the fingers, but when it doesn’t, it will fall off.
- After this has been done and it was confirmed that water moisture is present, you can postpone the watering of the plant.
- Otherwise, you water it at the very moment.