Philodendron 'Imperial Green'

Philodendron 'Imperial Green'

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Philodendron is part of the Araceae family, ‘Imperial Green’ is a cultivar with a rosette form and self-heading growth habit. Leaves are relatively large and dark green. It was originally discovered growing among several hundred random seedlings in Bamboo Nursery, Florida in 1977. The parentage of this cultivar remains unknown. It was then reproduced in tissue culture in Belgium in 1982. (USPP6086P).

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

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: 21-27°C.

Humidity: Philodendron 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.