15 cm Philodendron Golden Dragon House Plant 10,5 cm Pot

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Philodendron Golden Dragon is a beautiful and unique variety of the Philodendron family. This upright climbing plant is native to the tropical rainforests of Central and South America. It features heart-shaped leaves with stunning golden-yellow variegation that adds a touch of elegance to any indoor space.

Light: Philodendron Golden Dragon thrives in bright, indirect light. It can tolerate some shade but avoid placing it in direct sunlight as it may scorch the leaves. Place it near a north or east-facing window where it can receive filtered sunlight throughout the day. If you notice that the leaves are turning pale or losing their variegation, it may be an indication of too much light, and you should move the plant to a slightly shadier spot.

Temperature: This plant prefers warm temperatures ranging between 65¬?F to 85¬?F (18¬?C to 29¬?C). Ensure that it is not exposed to cold drafts or sudden temperature changes, as it can cause stress and damage the foliage.

Humidity: Philodendron Golden Dragon thrives in high humidity environments. Provide it with a humidity level of around 60% to 70%. If the air in your home is dry, you can increase humidity by using a humidifier, placing the plant on a tray filled with water and pebbles, or misting the leaves regularly.

Watering: It is essential to maintain a consistent watering routine for Philodendron Golden Dragon. Water the plant when the top inch of the soil feels slightly dry. Avoid overwatering or allowing the plant to sit in standing water, as it can lead to root rot. Ensure proper drainage by choosing a well-draining potting mix and a pot with drainage holes. During the winter months, reduce watering frequency as the plant requires less water.

Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix that retains some moisture but doesn't become waterlogged. A mixture of peat moss, perlite, and a small amount of orchid bark or sand works well for Philodendron Golden Dragon. Avoid using heavy soil mixtures that retain excessive moisture, as it can lead to root rot.

Fertilizer: Feed your Philodendron Golden Dragon once a month during the spring and summer months with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer. Dilute the fertilizer to half the recommended strength to prevent fertilizer burn. During the fall and winter, reduce fertilization to every 6-8 weeks or as recommended by the specific fertilizer brand.

Pruning: Regular pruning helps maintain the plant's shape and encourages bushier growth. Trim any yellow or brown leaves and remove any leggy or excessively long stems. You can propagate the pruned stems in water or moist soil to grow new plants.

Propagation: Philodendron Golden Dragon can be propagated through stem cuttings. Take 4-6 inch stem cuttings just below a leaf node and place them in water or moist soil. Provide warmth and indirect light, and roots should develop within a few weeks. Once the roots are well-established, transplant the cutting into a new pot.

Pests and Diseases: Philodendron Golden Dragon is generally resistant to most pests. However, it can occasionally be affected by common houseplant pests such as spider mites, mealybugs, or aphids. Regularly inspect the plant for any signs of infestation and treat with appropriate insecticides if necessary. Ensure good air circulation around the plant to prevent fungal diseases.

In conclusion, Philodendron Golden Dragon is a stunning plant with unique golden variegation. By providing it with the right lighting, temperature, humidity, and watering routine, you can enjoy its beauty and lush foliage for years to come. Remember to regularly prune, fertilize, and keep an eye out for pests to ensure its continued health and vitality.

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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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