No.1 Variegated Philodendron Squamiferum House Plant in 15cm Pot


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Variegated Philodendron Squamiferum, also known as the Red Bristle Philodendron, is a unique and beautiful plant with variegated leaves and red, bristly stems and is best suited to experienced growers due to the delicate nature of the plant. Here are some care tips to help you keep your Variegated Philodendron Squamiferum healthy and thriving:

  1. Light: Variegated Philodendron Squamiferum 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: Variegated Philodendron Squamiferum loves high humidity. You can increase humidity by misting the plant with water, placing a humidifier near the plant, or grouping it with other plants to create a mini greenhouse effect.

  4. Temperature: Variegated Philodendron Squamiferum prefers 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: Variegated Philodendron Squamiferum should be repotted every two to three years. Use a well-draining soil mix and a pot that is one size larger than the current pot.

  8. Pests: Variegated Philodendron Squamiferum 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: Variegated Philodendron Squamiferum 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.

  10. Staking: Variegated Philodendron Squamiferum can benefit from staking as it grows taller. Use a sturdy stake and tie the plant to it gently with soft twine.

Following these care tips will help your Variegated Philodendron Squamiferum thrive and stay healthy. With its unique variegation and red, bristly stems, it is sure to be a beautiful addition to your indoor garden.

Please note, this plant is kept at a specialist nursery and will take approximately 1 week extra for delivery. 

No.1 Variegated Philodendron Squamiferum House Plant in 15cm Pot House Plant