Philodendron palm erald is a green plant with wide and slender foliage native to South America. Easy to maintain, this climbing plant is very popular in apartments for its depolluting characteristics.
- Family: Araceae
- Type: perennial plant
- Origin: South America
- Color: greenish-white flowers
- Exposure: subdued sun
- Flowering : summer
- Soil: potting soil
- Height: up to 6 meters in a natural environment
Location and temperature:
The ideal temperature for philodendron is between 18 and 25°C (64 and 77°F). It is a plant that should not be placed directly under the sun and it also fears dark and damp places. The philodendron must therefore be placed in a place that receives a subdued sun. A room that only receives the morning sun is also ideal. Thus, the temperature of a house or apartment is ideal for the growth of philodendron. If the temperature drops below 15°C (59°F), the plant’s growth will slow down considerably.
During the summer and spring, the philodendron is watered regularly, but moderately. The ideal is to water when the soil is dry on the surface. When the soil dries, do not wait too long before watering, especially during high temperatures since the plant may suffer. In winter, wait until the soil is dry for a few centimeters before watering again. Preferably, water the philodendron with water at room temperature earlier than water that is too cold. The temperature difference could induce significant stress for the plant. If the leaves turn yellow and become softer, be sure to improve the drainage of your plant’s soil.
Repotting is essential if you want your plant to bloom again. The older and larger the plant, the more repotting is needed. In the early stages, repotting every 2 or 3 years is enough. Then it depends on the size of the shrub. When repotting, choose a pot with a slightly larger diameter and make sure that the bottom of the pot is pierced. Be careful, repotting in a pot that is too large will cause the roots to get lost in the soil and the plant may die.