+ Comes in a 6" plastic pot.
Philodendron made up of beautiful heart shaped velvety leaves, with dusky silvery green tones, and brownish red undersides.
CLASSIFICATION / GENUS:
Araceae / Philodendron
Philodendron Micans / Philodendron hederaceum cr. hederaceum / Velvet leaf
Like most philodendrons, if given the right conditions and space this plant can trail quite long.
This plant prefers temperatures in the 60-75 degree range. Keep away from drafty locations.
Low Maintenance. Great beginner plant.
Bright indirect light, direct sun can scorch its leaves. Can also thrive in low light conditions, but is not favorable.
The Silver Stripe 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, along with daily (or every other day) misting of the leaves.
Recommend 70% potting soil (or coir) + 25% perlite + 5% charcoal
DOES IT FLOWER?
Yes, this is an orchid after all. They will have large flowering spikes that shoot out from the stems in Autumn / Fall and Winter. They are dainty little flowers along the stems, usually white flowers with yellow centers. If the temps are just right they can last for a few weeks to a month.
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 cutting with a node on it, water propagate for root growth, and then plant in soil with root powder.
This is a fast-growing philodendron, so may need to be repotted if roots begin to show underneath the pot. Prune the plant as it can get leggy if left to its own devices. Never use leaf shine on a velvet leaf as it will damage the leaf.
WINTER TRAVEL: PLEASE MAKE SURE TO PURCHASE A HEAT-PACK (FOUND WITHIN OUR STORE) IF THE PLANT IS TRAVELING IN BELOW 50 DEGREE WEATHER.