Philodendrons are native to Mexico. They love warm weather, half shade and a humid climate. Spraying the leaves with rainwater every once in a while does wonders for the philodendron.
|Latin name:||Philodendron 'Cobra'|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as container plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
What do I need?
• Potting soil
• Hydro grains (optional)
How to plant the Philodendron in a pot?
This houseplant is delivered in a standard growers pot. It’s best for the growth of the Philodendron to plant it in a decorative planter. Select a pot that is at least 20 percent larger than the growers pot.
Cover the bottom of the decorative planter with a layer of potting soil. Does the decorative pot have a hole? Then start with a layer of hydro grains, so the water can drain away. The Philodendron should be 1 to 2 cm below the rim. Remove the growers pot and place the plant in the middle of the decorative pot. Fill the pot with fresh potting soil and press it down slightly.
What do I need?
• Watering can
• Plants spray
How to take care of the Philodendron?
The Philodendron is a real jungle plant you have to water regularly. Try to keep the soil slightly moist and check this every now and then by pressing your finger into the soil. The plant should certainly not be standing in a layer of water.
Good air humidity of 60 to 70 percent is also important. Otherwise, the leaf edges may dry out. When the air is dry, spray the leaves once or twice a day. Also make sure the Calathea remains in partial shade.