Philodendron burle-marxii variegated
Plant Species: Philodendron burle-marxii
Cultivar: Philodendron burle-marxii variegated
Plant Genus: Philodendron
Plant Family: Araceae
Native Habitat: It grows in the humid tropical biome of South America, specifically in Northern Brazil, Ecuador, and Colombia.
Soil Drainage: Moist and well-draining soil is recommended, composed of a substrate mix containing coco coir, perlite, vermiculite, sphagnum moss, and pumice.
Soil pH: Acidic
Fertilizers: Philodendron burle-marxii variegated doesn't have high fertilizer requirements. However, for optimal growth, we recommend using a bio-type fertilizer (we use the BioBizz brand for the plants we cultivate) with the addition of silica, from the beginning of March to the end of November.
Air Humidity: It is well-adapted to indoor environments, with air humidity starting from 40%.
Temperature: 18-26 degrees Celsius (64-79 degrees Fahrenheit)
Light: Full indirect light
Plant Height Including Pot: 35-40cm (14-16 inches)
Pot Diameter: 8x8cm (3.1x3.1 inches)
Derived from specimens that underwent genetic mutations resulting in variegation, Philodendron burle-marxii variegated is a cultivar that retains the unique characteristics of its parent species - Philodendron burle-marxii – including the growth pattern in clusters emerging from anywhere on the main stem, with no visible growth nodes.
The leaves maintain their heart shape and glossy texture, with long petioles giving them the appearance of heart swarms. Additionally, they exhibit a variegation pattern ranging from creamy-white to various shades of green.
Similar to most variegated plants, the variegation of this cultivar is unstable and propagates based on the positioning of growing tips on different areas (variegated or not) of the stem.
It is well-suited to indoor humidity conditions, thriving even at 40% humidity. Like all Philodendron species, Philodendron burle-marxii variegated loves full indirect light (direct sunlight can cause leaf discoloration) and should be watered when the top two centimeters of the substrate have dried.
Attention! To check the substrate's moisture level, inserting a finger into the pot to a depth of 2 cm (about 0.8 inches) is the best method. Therefore, if you feel the substrate is moist, keep the spray bottle away for a day or two, and if it feels dry, water it.
Attention 2! When discussing watering, consider the pot's size, the amount of substrate, and its aeration. Do not pour a liter of water into a pot with a diameter and height of 12 cm (4.7 inches), as it could drown the plant's roots. It's best to discard excess water from the saucer about half an hour after watering.
The plant should be mounted on a support pole covered in coconut fiber or moss. This allows the aerial roots to attach to the support, resulting in a more robust stem and progressively larger leaves.
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