copy of Philodendron Caramel 'Pluto' - Medium
Truly exceptional, rare and sought after Philodendron ! The Philodendron Caramel is the mother plant of what later became Philodendron Caramel Marble. This absolutely wonderful plant grows caramel-colored leaves, slowly shifting to green, going through gold-ish reflections.
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- Can handle moderate brightness
- High need in humidity
- Killing it would be remarkable
Origin : South-American rainforests
Personality : Killing it would be a master move
Earmark : Absolutely exceptional saw-shaped foliage probably one of the most colorful ones in the Philodendron variety if it variegates.
Say something smart : Philodendron Caramel Marble is today one of the most researched Philodendron in the World. Collectors have been seaking it at never seen prices. Still as rare, it is a unicorn you should patiently cherish, as its growth is a bit slow.
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 : 18°C | Max : 28°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