Philodendron Birkin (4" pot)
+ Comes in a 4" plastic container.
While most philodendrons hail from Brazil, the Birkin is actually a "sport" (aka mutation) from the Rojo Congo (shocked?!! So were we), that has been cultivated into a new species. Dont be surprised if one of your leaves begins to show red markings, nodding to its mother roots (pun intended).
CLASSIFICATION / GENUS:
Araceae / Philodendron
Philodendron Birkin/ Philodendron Birken
Considered a compact philodendron, its estimated to grow anywhere from 20"-40" in height and width.
This plant prefers temperatures in the 60-75 degree range. Keep away from drafty locations, it is not tolerant of cold rooms.
Bright indirect light, direct sun can scorch its leaves. Can also thrive in low light conditions, but is not favorable. The more bright indirect light it gets, the more pronounced the leaf pattern.
The Birkin likes to have moist soil, primarily during the summer months, you can let it go a little drier though during winter. Regular weekly watering is recommended. This species is quite tolerant of dry conditions, but during the summer months, misting is recommended.
Recommend 70% potting soil (or coir) + 25% perlite + 5% charcoal
DOES IT FLOWER?
Yes, it will produce a flowering spathe.
IS IT POISONOUS/TOXIC?
CAN IT BE PROPAGATED FROM CUTTINGS?
Yes. Best time would be during the spring or early summer months, just take a stem and place in water or moist soil and they should root quite easily.
Generally disease free but can suffer from scale insects.
WINTER TRAVEL: PLEASE MAKE SURE TO PURCHASE A HEAT-PACK (FOUND WITHIN OUR STORE) IF THE PLANT IS TRAVELING IN BELOW 50 DEGREE WEATHER.