Philodendron Florida Ghost
+ Comes in a 6" plastic container
Native to South America these epiphytic climbers are best known for their new growth leaves which can come out bone white or minty green, as they age they will transform to a darker green. This philodendron also has rather long stems for each of its leaves, due to the nature of how large the leaves can get. A very attractive philodendron.
CLASSIFICATION / GENUS:
Araceae / Philodendron
Philodendron Florida Ghost / Philodendron Florida Ghost Mint
Plant can grow as tall as its allowed to climb. Leaves can get up to 15" in length.
This plant does not like cold, its ideal temperature is between 55-75 degrees F.
Low Maintenance, great beginner philodendron
Prefers bright indirect light. Though there is much debate on if this prefers dabbled light or partial shade, due to its native conditions. Direct light on this plant will cause yellowing leaves. Giving this plant bright indirect light will also lead to larger leaf growth.
These plants are found in the jungles underneath canopy, they like their soil semi moist.
Well draining soil is great. Use a mix of potting soil (or coir), perlite, charcoal, and orchid bark.
DOES IT FLOWER?
Yes, it consists of a spathe and a spadix
IS IT POISONOUS/TOXIC?
Yes. This plant is considered poisonous to animals and children.
CAN IT BE PROPAGATED FROM CUTTINGS?
Yes! These are very easy to propagate, simply cut where a node is on the plant, best if there are already 2-3 leaves attached to it. You can then either air layer it to grow roots before cutting, or take the cutting and place into wet growing moss with growing powder to get new roots to form before transferring to soil.
Common pests: Spider mites. / Other common ailments: Leaf spots, fungal spots, bacterial rot.
WINTER TRAVEL: PLEASE MAKE SURE TO PURCHASE A HEAT-PACK (FOUND WITHIN OUR STORE) IF THE PLANT IS TRAVELING IN BELOW 50 DEGREE WEATHER.