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120 - 140cm Philodendron Brazil Scandens Pothos on Wire Pole 24cm Pot House Plant

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Philodendron 'Brazil', a variant of the Heartleaf Philodendron (Philodendron hederaceum), is an attractive and easy-to-care-for houseplant. Growing it up a wire pole can create a stunning display as it showcases its beautiful, variegated leaves. Here's a detailed guide on how to care for a Philodendron 'Brazil' on a wire pole:

Description

  • Appearance: The Philodendron 'Brazil' features heart-shaped leaves with a unique variegation of green, lime, and yellow hues. The leaves are glossy and can vary in size as the plant climbs.
  • Growth Habit: It is a climbing variety, making it perfect for growing on a support structure like a wire pole. As it climbs, the plant can produce larger and more vibrant leaves.

Care Guide

  1. Lighting: Prefers bright, indirect light to maintain its variegation. Direct sunlight can scorch the leaves, while too little light can cause the variegation to fade and the plant to become leggy.

  2. Temperature: Thrives in average room temperatures between 16°C to 24°C. Avoid exposure to temperatures below 10°C, as cold can damage the plant.

  3. Watering: Water when the top inch of the soil feels dry to the touch. Philodendron 'Brazil' does not like to sit in waterlogged soil, so ensure good drainage. Overwatering can lead to root rot.

  4. Soil: A well-draining aroid mix or a general houseplant mix with added perlite or orchid bark works well to provide the necessary drainage and aeration.

  5. Humidity: Prefers higher humidity but is adaptable to average household humidity. If the air is too dry, consider using a humidifier or placing the plant on a pebble tray with water.

  6. Feeding: Fertilize monthly during the growing season (spring and summer) with a diluted, balanced houseplant fertilizer. Reduce or stop feeding in the winter months.

  7. Support: As the plant grows, gently guide and tie the stems to the wire pole. The aerial roots will eventually grip onto the pole, supporting the plant as it climbs.

  8. Pruning: Prune to maintain shape or size, or to remove any yellow or damaged leaves. Pruning can also encourage fuller growth.

  9. Repotting: Repot every 1-2 years, or when the plant becomes root-bound, into a pot one size larger.

Common Issues

  • Variegation Loss: If the plant starts losing its variegation, it might need more light.
  • Drooping Leaves: This can be a sign of both overwatering and underwatering. Check the soil moisture to determine the cause.
  • Pests: Common pests include spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs. Regular inspection and prompt treatment are key to control.

Philodendron 'Brazil' is particularly noted for its striking foliage and adaptability, making it a popular choice for indoor plant enthusiasts. By following these care guidelines, your Philodendron 'Brazil' will flourish, creating an eye-catching vertical element in your indoor space.

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  • Plants are supplied in plastic nursery pots unless stated in the product title.

  • Plants are not for consumption unless stated as edible.

  • Plant heights can fluctuate +/- 10%.

  • Our plants are kept at our tropical nursery in Yorkshire where we maintain an average temperature of 18c.

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