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The ultimate guide for Philodendron plant care

Philodendron

If you love easy to care for plants, you're going to love the Philodendron. This plant has tropical vines and loves to climb things around it, very much like a Monstera. It doesn't require a lot of attention and is a great plant for those that don't want to water a plant every day and have a perfect spot in a indirectly lit area of their house.

To give you the best chance to take care of this plant, we've broken down the caring process into a few different steps. These steps are designed to provide you with the most in-depth information to teach you everything you need to know about caring for your plant.

  1. How to care for a Philodendron
  2. How to use a Moss pole for your houseplants

In this ultimate guide to taking care of a Philodendron, we've split the entire process into smaller chunks, so you don't get overwhelmed with information. Each of these guides can be used separately and will become useful in different stages of your caring process.

Summary of Philodendron care

Find out what the Philodendron prefers when it comes to its plant care. These are the most important parts of taking care of the Philodendron!

Watering your Philodendron

The Philodendron likes to grow in a dry environment and should only be watered when the soil is completely dry.

Sunlight for your Philodendron

The Philodendron does best in a spot where it gets bright, indirect sunlight. This spot is always bright but never gets direct sunlight.

Fertilizing your Philodendron

The Philodendron should be fertilizing once at the beginning of spring and once at the beginning of the summer for optimal growth.

Soil for your Philodendron

The Philodendron likes to be watered when the top of the soil is dry, so use a soil mix that drains excess moisture quickly and holds onto some moisture for a few days.

Temperature for the Philodendron

The Philodendron prefers a spot that consistently stays between 18 - 29°C (64 - 84°F).

Propagating the Philodendron

To propagate the Philodendron, you can take cuttings from the parent plant. Often, you cut part of the stem of the Philodendron and plant that in moist soil.

Repotting the Philodendron

You should repot your Philodendron once every 1 year(s). This helps your Philodendron to stay healthy for many years.

Difficulty of Philodendron plant care

The Philodendron is easy to take care of and great for beginners.

1. How to care for a Philodendron

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How to care for a Philodendron

Philodendrons are beautiful plants that grow vines with heart-shaped leaves. In this guide, we'll go over how you can take care of a Philodendron plant yourself and help it to grow and thrive.

Read "How to care for a Philodendron"

2. How to use a Moss pole for your houseplants

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How to use a Moss pole for your houseplants

Moss poles are a great way to teach your plants how and where to grow. In this plant care guide, we're going to look at how you can use a moss pole for your climbing plants. A moss pole might seem intimidating at first, but once you've used it for the first time, it's really nice and easy to use.

Read "How to use a Moss pole for your houseplants"

Frequently asked questions

How should you water the Philodendron?
The Philodendron likes to grow in a dry environment and should only be watered when the soil is completely dry.
How much sunlight does the Philodendron need?
The Philodendron does best in a spot where it gets bright, indirect sunlight. This spot is always bright but never gets direct sunlight.
How much fertilizer does the Philodendron need?
The Philodendron should be fertilizing once at the beginning of spring and once at the beginning of the summer for optimal growth.
What is the best soil for the Philodendron?
The Philodendron likes to be watered when the top of the soil is dry, so use a soil mix that drains excess moisture quickly and holds onto some moisture for a few days.
What is the ideal temperature for the Philodendron?
The Philodendron prefers a spot that consistently stays between 18 - 29°C (64 - 84°F).
How do you propagate the Philodendron?
To propagate the Philodendron, you can take cuttings from the parent plant. Often, you cut part of the stem of the Philodendron and plant that in moist soil.
How often should you repot the Philodendron?
You should repot your Philodendron once every 1 year(s). This helps your Philodendron to stay healthy for many years.
Is the Philodendron easy to take care of?
The Philodendron is easy to take care of and great for beginners.

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