Philodendron Nangaritense Fuzzy Petiole - M
A rare plant known for its big leaves with silvery grey reflections, the Philodendron Mamei has now become a must have in an indoor jungle.
- Bright indirect light
- High need in humidity
- Appreciates a little care
Origin : South-American rainforests, especially Peru and Ecuador.
Personality : Appreciates a little care
Earmark : Big light-green leaves with almost symetrical silvery variegations.
Say something smart : Identified for the first time in 1883, the Philodendron Mamei was nicknamed the 'Silver Cloud' because of its particularities.
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 : 19°C | Max : 30°C | Ideal : 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