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Philodendron Joepii - Baby Plant

€95.00
Delivered in 2 to 3 business days



We are proud to sell this rare phenomenon (only 3 mother plants were find in nature, in French Guyana, 1991) made by us ! :)
With its strange and fascinating leaves, this is definitely an oddball we needed to have in our collection.

  • Brightness Bright indirect light
  • Humidity Moderate need in humidity
  • Growth stage Baby plant
  • Difficulty Killing it would be remarkable

Just as in nature, all plants are different... so these pictures only illustrate one of our plants!

DESCRIPTION


Origin: South-American rainforests. 
Personality: Killing it would be a true performance!
Earmark: Its weird leaves with unusual lobes and shapes
Say Something Smart: Discovered by Joep Moonen in 1991, in French Guyana, this plant is believed to be almost extinct in the wild (as it was a natural and unique natural hybridation between 2 Philodendron growing close to each other). It almost wasn't registered as a variety at all, as he first believed the weird shape of its leaves was simply due to insects eating it, before realizing it was an actual plant! 

CARE

Which pot? 

A planter is beautiful, but never put your plant directly in it. Leave it in its original pot until Spring, and only repot it if it seems cramped. The ideal container: the terracotta pot with draining holes.

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: 50 % 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 : 18°C | Max : 27°C | Ideal : 20-22°C

Careful: high dosage ingestion of the plant can lead to risks for your pets.
Make sure to keep it away from them and don't serve it for their dinner ;-)

Day-to-day care

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: Prefer a slow release fertilizer to renew every 3 months. Some great ones exist in the shape of sticks to put in the substrate.