Philodendron: "Birkin" in 8" Nursery Pot
Note: Plants and pots sold separately, unless stated otherwise.
The Philodendron is native to South America, and referred to by scientists as Thaumatophyllum Bipinnatifidum. Philodendron themselves are relatively easy-to-maintain indoor plants. The entire Philodendron genus includes almost 500 species. These plants vary considerably in terms of leaf size, shape, and patterning.
The Birkin Philodendron is one of the rarer and more distinct looking Philodendron. It features the standard heart-leaf shape with beautiful yellow-white veins. Like it’s namesake, it's on the exclusive side, and the Birkin tends to be harder to find than any standard Philodendron.
Philodendrons are so popular in part because of their adaptability. These plants are very forgiving of low-light conditions, as they naturally grow under shady rainforest canopies. Philodendron prefer high-humidity to promote growth in leaves and stems, but will also manage in a drier space. These plants like for their soil to dry out between watering, but they don’t like to go longer than 2 weeks without hydration.
Philodendron are great long-term roommates and coworkers because they are versatile and will grow to compliment wherever room you put them in. A climbing plant, the Philodendron is often pruned and grown as a means of framing or concealing parts of your space. Additionally, NASA has studied these species of Philodendron for their air purifying abilities. With their great variability in style, health benefits and minimal care requirements, it’s clear why this family of plants has the corner on green indoor decor.
Area of Origin: South America
Height: 1 to 2 feet
Spread: 1 to 2 feet
Toxicity: This plant is mildly toxic, keep away from children and pets
Air Purifying: This plant is exceptional at removing toxins from the air
Light Requirements: This plant will thrive in bright, indirect light. Bright direct light may burn the leaves. Avoid putting this plant in a dark corner.
Humidity Requirements: This plant loves extra humidity. A humidifier, frequent misting or shower is a great way to increase humidity.
Water Requirements: Maintain a regular watering schedule to keep the soil moist but not wet or saturated. Once a week is good. Overwatering may cause root rot.
Fertilization Requirements: Fertilize monthly during growing season and reduce fertilization during winter.