30 - 40cm Philodendron Melanochrysum Large 12cm Pot House Plant

Philodendron

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Philodendron Melanochrysum is a stunning plant with large, velvety leaves that start out bronze and mature to deep green. Here are some care tips to help you keep your Philodendron Melanochrysum healthy and thriving:

  1. Light: Philodendron Melanochrysum prefers bright, indirect light. It can tolerate low light, but it may not grow as quickly or produce as many leaves. Avoid direct sunlight as it can scorch the leaves.

  2. Water: Keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged. Water the plant thoroughly when the top inch of soil feels dry. Do not let the soil completely dry out between watering, but avoid overwatering as it can lead to root rot.

  3. Humidity: Philodendron Melanochrysum loves high humidity. You can increase humidity by placing a humidifier near the plant or by placing a tray of water near the plant. You can also mist the leaves regularly to help increase humidity.

  4. Temperature: Philodendron Melanochrysum prefers warm temperatures between 65-85°F (18-29°C). Keep the plant away from drafts and cold windows.

  5. Fertilizer: You can fertilize the plant once a month during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced liquid fertilizer. Do not fertilize during the dormant season (fall and winter).

  6. Pruning: You can prune the plant to control its size and shape or to remove any damaged or yellowing leaves. This will also help promote new growth.

  7. Repotting: Philodendron Melanochrysum grows quickly and may need to be repotted every year or two. Use a well-draining soil mix and a pot that is one size larger than the current pot.

  8. Pests: Philodendron Melanochrysum can be prone to spider mites, mealybugs, and scale insects. Inspect the plant regularly and treat any pests promptly with an appropriate insecticide.

  9. Soil: Philodendron Melanochrysum prefers a well-draining soil mix that is rich in organic matter. You can use a mixture of peat moss, perlite, and potting soil to create a soil mix that is well-draining and nutrient-rich.

Following these care tips will help your Philodendron Melanochrysum thrive and stay healthy. With proper care, this beautiful and rare plant can be a stunning addition to any indoor or outdoor garden.

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