Philodendron Joepii - Medium
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.
- Bright indirect light
- Moderate need in humidity
- Killing it would be remarkable
Just as in nature, all plants are different... so these pictures only illustrate one of our plants!
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!
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 ;-)
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.