Discover the elegance of Philodendron plowmanii, a truly captivating plant with its distinctive round and glossy leaves.
Pot Size 12 cm (height 25 cm)
Growth Pattern This plant exhibits a creeping, horizontal growth pattern.
Placement Optimal placement involves a well-lit spot away from direct sunlight for more than 2 hours. An east-facing location is perfect. Keep in mind that the sun's intensity peaks around midday, so ensure it's shielded from direct exposure during that time.
Watering Maintain a consistently moist environment, avoiding over-saturation - about a glass of water per week should suffice.
Fertilization Apply fertilizer every other watering from spring until early October.
Soil Use an airy, well-draining soil mix containing 50% drainage materials like bark, biochar, coconut coir, or gravel in combination with regular soil.
Origin Indigenous to the tropical regions of Central and South America, particularly thriving in Peru and Ecuador.
General Information Endorsed 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, Philodendron plowmanii is named in honor of the late botanist Timothy Charles Plowman (1944-1989).
This crawling beauty belongs to the Araceae family. Its leathery heart-shaped glossy leaves display a stunning blend of yellow and green hues, adorned with silvery streaks. A favorite among plant enthusiasts, Philodendron plowmanii is remarkably easy to cultivate, infusing any space with a tropical ambiance.
While Philodendron mamei and plowmanii may appear similar at first glance, mamei boasts silvery variegations on its leaves that are distinct from those of Philodendron plowmanii.
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