Philodendron Giganteum Marble 'Blizzard' - M
- Currently growing
As its name leads to understand, this wonderful oddball can become... gigantic!! Indoor jungle effect at its full potential once the plant grows into the adult stage!
- Bright indirect light
- High need in humidity
- Killing it would be remarkable
Origin : South-American rainforests
Personality : Appreciates a little care
Earmark : Beautifully variegated leaves, with the potential of becoming... Humongous.
Say something smart : As most plants of its species, this Philodendron is climbing up trees in its natural habitat. This is the actual explanation to their name, "Philo" stemming from the Greek work "to love", and "Dendron" meaning "Trees"... A tree hugger if we may say.
A planter usually looks nice, but we recommend not to plant your new baby directly in one.
Leave it in its current pot until Spring, then ideally transfer it into a terracota pot with little drain holes when it looks cramped.
Finding its place
Brightness : Good level of brightness, as close as possible from a window but no direct sun.
Avoid letting it feel draughts near the windows and take it away from heating sources.
Humidity : 60 % or more.
Tip : Spray its leaves with water (ideally rain-water) once a week.
Tip 2 : Place some wet clay pebbles under the pot, so they keep diffusing humidity.
Temperature : Min : 15°C | Max : 30°C | Ideal : 20-22°C
Watering (purely indicative, depends on your local environment): once a week in Spring/Summer, and once every 10 days in Autumn and Winter.
Tip : Put your knuckle in the ground. If it feels totally dry, add some water to keep the soil wet (but not soaking it).
Fertilizer : Once every other week, from April to October
Taking care of the variegations: as a reason for us to adopt them, we wish for our variegated plants to be as white as possible. A maximum brightness is key in succeeding with it. However, a fully white leaf is not going to help with photosynthesis, making them more fragile. To keep a healthy balance, make sure to sometimes cut these, so the whole plant doesn't go south.