Philodendron birkinRegular price $23.95 Save $-23.95
DESCRIPTION: Ornamental plant with dark green heart shaped glossy leaves which start off green and gradually develop variegation as leaves grow. Brighter light may increase colour contrast also. Usually stays compact.
USE IN: Attractive indoor plant; will grow in subtropical gardens as shaded underplanting.
PLANTING: Needs a warm frost-free position, avoid direct hot sunlight. Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks.
CARE: For best results provide plenty of bright, filtered light. Protect from cold and keep moist during hot periods, letting it dry out a little between so it's not overwatered. Philodendrons thrive in humid conditions, mist regularly.
Apply a slow release fertiliser during spring and a liquid based fertiliser every 2-4 weeks during the warmer months, take care to dilute your solution to half the recommended dose to avoid burn. For indoor plants - wipe leaves gently with a damp cloth if you notice them collecting dust, this will refresh the foliage to its usual glossy finish. Re-pot container plants at the beginning of spring.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 50cm-1m H x 50cm W.
Philodendron XanaduRegular price $29.95 Save $-29.95
Luscious evergreen foliage with compact growth habit. Decoratively shaped leaves. NOTE: Young leaves may be smooth-edged and will develop the distinctive wiggles as the plant matures.
Stunning plant for tropical gardens and well lit patio areas. Suited to borders, undergrowth planting and containers.
A full sun to partly shaded position in the garden. Suited to warm climates and well lit protected areas in cooler climates. Protect from frost. Plant in a free draining soil rich in organic matter. A potting mix rich with peat moss or humus is ideal.
Mulch and water regularly during the first 12 weeks until the plant is established. Fertilise with a slow release fertiliser yearly to ensure luscious growth.