Philodendron 69686

Philodendron 69686

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Philodendron 69686 is part of the Araceae family, it is thought to be a natural hybrid from Brazil and is now in cultivation. This plant came to the attention of Bette Waterbury via the plant collection of Roberto Burle-Marx and she shared this with Dr. Thomas Croat of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Croat then gave the specimen an accession number - 69686. There is no collection of the plant so it isn’t verified as a species and like many other members of the Araceae family, there is great variability in leaf shape, especially at different stages of growth and maturity. Leaves tend to be tri-lobed, becoming more elongated as the plant matures. 

Genus name comes from the Greek ‘philo’ meaning loving and ‘dendro’ meaning tree.

This plant would greatly appreciate a moss pole.

Pot: ø 15cm.

Height: Approximately 25cm from base of pot. 

trees or a translucent curtain, it’s important for the plant to see the sky in order to thrive. 

Water: Allow the first 2-3 inches of mix to dry out, pour water slowly over the top and allow the water to pass through the drainage holes.

Potting mix: A well draining mix composed of coco coir, perlite or vermiculite, orchid bark and worm castings.

Fertilising: Feed your plant every other watering during the growing season or when you observe active growth. You can dilute fertiliser to half the recommended amount but never add more.

Temperature: 20-25˚C. 

Humidity: Philodendron 69686 prefers higher humidity, you can increase humidity by placing the plant on a watered pebble tray or using a humidifier.

Philodendron are toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.