Discover the captivating Philodendron Plowmanii 'Ecuador,' a stunning crawling plant that brings the beauty of tropical Central and South America right into your living space. With its vibrant foliage and effortless care requirements, this plant is a perfect addition for both seasoned plant enthusiasts and beginners alike.
Pot Size: Available in 6/9/12 cm pots, with heights ranging from 10 to 30 cm.
Way of Growing: Philodendron Plowmanii 'Ecuador' grows horizontally, creating an alluring crawling display.
Setting: Place this plant in a bright spot that receives indirect sunlight, avoiding direct exposure to the sun for over 2 hours daily. Opt for an east-facing location, as it provides the ideal lighting conditions. Protect the plant from direct midday sunlight, which can be too intense.
Water: Maintain consistently moist soil, ensuring it doesn't become waterlogged. Water the plant with about one glass of water per week, adjusting the frequency according to the humidity level of your surroundings.
Fertilizer: During the active growth season, from spring until the beginning of October, supplement your watering routine with a balanced liquid fertilizer during every other watering.
Soil: Opt for an airy and well-drained soil mix that combines regular soil with 50% draining materials such as bark, bio coal, coco coir, or gravel. This promotes optimal root development and healthy growth.
Heritage: Native to the lush tropical regions of Central and South America, the Philodendron Plowmanii 'Ecuador' thrives in the rich landscapes of Peru and Ecuador.
General: Discovered and described by renowned aroid botanist Dr. Thomas B. Croat Ph.D., P.A. Schulze Curator of Botany at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, MO, the Philodendron Plowmanii 'Ecuador' is named in honor of the late botanist Timothy Charles Plowman (1944-1989). This creeping beauty belongs to the Araceae family and stands out with its heart-shaped, leathery, glossy leaves adorned with a captivating mix of yellow and green shades, highlighted by silvery streaks.
Highly favored by plant enthusiasts, the Philodendron Plowmanii 'Ecuador' is exceptionally easy to grow, making it an excellent choice for those new to plant care. This botanical masterpiece will effortlessly infuse your home with a tropical ambiance that is sure to spark conversations and elevate your decor.
While the Philodendron Mamei and Plowmanii may share some resemblance, their distinct differences lie in the silvery variegations adorning the Mamei's leaves, which are not present on the Philodendron Plowmanii. Experience the allure of the Philodendron Plowmanii 'Ecuador' and invite its tropical charm into your living spaces today.