Philodendron is native to the tropical rainforests of South America and the Caribbean region. Its name comes from the Greek “Philo” , love and from “dendron” , tree. This etymology explains its propensity, in nature, to grow by clinging to nearby trees thanks to the use of its aerial roots. Keeping a specimen of this plant will allow us to breathe some fresh forest air. In fact, the philodendron is part of the large family of air-purifying plants and is very effective in the daily fight against domestic pollution.
Philodendron scandens “Brasil”
Name: Philodendron scandens “Brasil”
Width: 15 cm
Height: 30 cm
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It needs a lot of light, better if not in full sun. However, it also grows well in a low light environment. This makes it one of the longest-lived and easiest to grow indoor plants ever. It loves warm temperatures, but like all tropical plants, it fears the cold. Already when the thermometer approaches 10°C there can be irreparable damage to the stem and leaves. The optimum temperature is around 20-25°C.
Being a hydroponics plant, it is equipped with a small water level indicator.
1- Wet the plant by pouring water at room temperature on the clay.
2- The red bar of the level indicator must reach the OPT position.
3- When the bar has dropped to the MIN level, leave the plant without water for a few days to be able to oxygenate its roots.
4- Top up again up to the OPT level only when there is no more residual water on the bottom of the jar and it’s completely dry.
This plant needs to be fertilized every 3 months. For the quantity, follow the instructions on the fertilizer package.