Philodendron Brasil

60.00 د.إ

Philodendron Brasil is a popular cultivar of Philodendron hederaceum, also known as Philodendron scandens or heartleaf philodendron. It is a tropical plant native to Central and South America, prized for its trailing vines and attractive foliage.

Description

Philodendron Brasil is a popular cultivar of Philodendron hederaceum, also known as Philodendron scandens or heartleaf philodendron. It is a tropical plant native to Central and South America, prized for its trailing vines and attractive foliage. Here are some key features and care tips for Philodendron Brasil:

  1. Appearance: Philodendron Brasil features heart-shaped leaves that are typically green with bold, chartreuse to yellow variegation along the edges. The foliage has a glossy texture and grows on long, trailing stems, making it ideal for hanging baskets or as a trailing accent in containers.
  2. Light Requirements: Philodendron Brasil thrives in bright, indirect light. It prefers a location with filtered sunlight or dappled shade. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight, as this can scorch the leaves. In lower light conditions, the variegation may become less pronounced.
  3. Watering: Keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged. Water Philodendron Brasil when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Allow excess water to drain away, and avoid letting the plant sit in standing water, as this can lead to root rot.
  4. Soil: Plant Philodendron Brasil in well-draining, peat-based potting mix. A mix formulated for tropical plants or a blend of peat moss, perlite, and compost works well. Ensure that the soil is loose and aerated to promote healthy root growth.
  5. Fertilization: Feed Philodendron  with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength every 4 to 6 weeks during the growing season (spring to fall). Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for application rates and frequency. Avoid over-fertilizing, as this can lead to salt buildup in the soil.
  6. Pruning: Prune Philodendron Brasil as needed to maintain its shape and size. Remove any dead, yellowing, or leggy growth to encourage bushier growth and promote the appearance of new leaves. You can also trim back long, trailing stems to promote a more compact growth habit.
  7. Propagation: Philodendron  can be propagated from stem cuttings. Take 4 to 6-inch (10 to 15-centimeter) stem cuttings from healthy, non-flowering stems in spring or summer. Remove the lower leaves and place the cuttings in a container of moist potting mix or water until roots develop.
  8. Pests and Diseases: Philodendron Brasil is relatively resistant to pests and diseases. However, it may occasionally be affected by aphids, mealybugs, or fungal infections. Monitor plants regularly for signs of pests or disease and treat infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or fungicides as needed.

Philodendron Brasil is a versatile and low-maintenance houseplant that adds beauty and vibrancy to indoor spaces. With its striking variegated foliage and trailing habit, it’s a popular choice for hanging baskets, shelves, and windowsills. With proper care and attention to its specific needs, it will reward you with lush growth and vibrant foliage.

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Size

20 – 30cm 

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