Philodendron ‘Birkin’
Philodendron ‘Birkin’
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Philodendron ‘Birkin’

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Philodendron ‘Birkin’ is a cultivar from the Araceae family, it is thought to be a sport (spontaneous chimeric mutation) of Philodendron ‘Rojo Congo’. It is a self-heading plant with coriaceous (leathery) leaves and white stripes. 

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

Pot: ø 12cm

Height: Approximately 25cm from base of pot.

Light: Bright indirect light, meaning the plant sees the sun for 0-4 hours per day - this could be through 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: 16-27°C.  No lower than 15°C.

Humidity: Philodendron 'Birkin' prefer higher humidity but do well to adapt to average home 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.