Philodendron golden dragon
Cultivar: Philodendron ‘Golden Dragon’
Plant Genus: Philodendron
Plant Family: Araceae
Native Origin: Possibly Thailand
Soil Drainage: Moist and well-draining; we recommend a substrate mix composed of coco coir, perlite, vermiculite, sphagnum moss, and pumice.
Soil pH: Acidic
Fertilizers: Philodendron 'Golden Dragon' is a plant with low fertilization needs. However, for optimal growth, we recommend using a bio fertilizer (we use the BioBizz brand for the plants we cultivate) from the beginning of March to the end of November.
Air Humidity: It's perfectly adapted to indoor spaces, thriving in air humidity starting from 40%.
Temperature: 18-29 degrees Celsius
Light: Full indirect sunlight
Plant height with pot included: 20-25cm
Pot Diameter: 9X9cm
Philodendron 'Golden Dragon' is a cultivar whose origins and parent plants are still topics of discussion among plant enthusiasts. Most of them argue that it's a cultivar from Thailand, a possible cross between Philodendron bipennifolium and Philodendron brasil. However, there are no credible sources confirming this information, and the origins of this cultivar remain a mystery.
It was first introduced to plant enthusiasts in the early 2000s by horticulturist Phil Van Acker, where it quickly gained popularity. Now, it's a plant available on the plant market worldwide under various names: Philodendron Lime Fiddle, Philodendron bipennifolium 'Golden Dragon,' Philodendron 'Camouflage,' and Philodendron Minarum.
Philodendron 'Golden Dragon' is one of the easiest plants to care for, making it a perfect choice for plant beginners. Due to its rapid growth rate, it will require a support pole wrapped in coconut fiber or moss.
It's a very low-maintenance plant; ideal growing conditions include air humidity of 40% or more. Philodendron 'Golden Dragon' loves full indirect sunlight (east-facing windows are the best options) and should be watered when the top two cm 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 is the best method of measuring soil moisture. So, if you feel the substrate is moist, keep the watering can away for a day or two; if it feels dry, water it.
Attention 2! When we talk about watering, we should consider the pot in which the plant is potted, as well as the amount of substrate and its degree of aeration. In other words, don't pour a liter of water into a pot with a diameter and height of 12 cm, as you'll drown the plant's roots. It's best to discard excess water from the collector pot half an hour after watering.
The plant should be mounted on a support pole wrapped in coconut fiber or moss, allowing the aerial roots to attach to it. This results in a plant with a more robust stem and progressively larger leaves.
Good luck with caring for it! And don't forget to give us updates about your plant, using the hashtag #greenmirrors and tagging @green.mirrors in your Instagram posts! We promise to share them in our stories 😊
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