Philodendron Birkin

Philodendron Birkin

£13.50

Philodendrons cover a huge variety of species (nearly 500!). They are easy-going, provided you keep them out of direct sunlight and allow enough time between waterings in order to prevent root rot.

The Birkin is a self-heading variety of Philodendron, meaning that it doesn't climb. Instead, it supports its striking green and white foliage from its pot.

Light: Medium to bright indirect sunlight will be best for the Birkin. Philodendrons can also tolerate the more shady spots in your house too. Brighter spots encourage the variegation on its leaves.

Watering: Water your Birkin once a week to ensure it grows healthily. Keep the soil moist but allow the top of the soil to dry out before re-watering. Philodendrons tolerate some degree of drought better than having its roots too wet.

Soil:Well-draining potting soil is perfect. If you prefer to make your own potting mixture, it will be one part perlite/coarse potting sand, one part loam soil.

Temperature: They love between 18-28°C, but can tolerate short periods of 12°c at a push. Avoid cold draughts.

Repotting: The Birkin will need repotting every 2-3 years in order to encourage growth.

Plant Care Level: Beginner

*Plant does not come with pot.