Philodendron brandtianum is part of the Araceae family and its native range is S. Colombia, N. Brazil, Bolivia. It is a climbing vine which would grow appressed to the host tree in its native environment so would benefit from having a support. Leaves are cordate and have beautiful silver variegation in their juvenile form.
Genus name comes from the Greek ‘philo’ meaning loving and ‘dendro’ meaning tree.
Pot: ø 12cm.
Height: Approximately 15cm 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 chunky mix composing 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.
Humidity: Philodendron prefer higher humidity, (over 60%). You can increase humidity by placing the plant on a watered pebble tray or by using a humidifier.
Philodendron are toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.