Philodendron Care Instructions

Below are basic care instructions for plants we currently have for sale or have recently sold in our shop.  Please understand these are just guidelines and do not apply to every environment.  Also, if you do not have one already; we highly suggest purchasing a water meter.


Billietiae - This interesting plant needs bright indirect sunlight and well-draining soil. Wait for a few inches of the soil to dry before you water this plant. Caring for a Philodendron billietiae is simple. You don't have to think too hard when you're caring for this plant.

Birkin - Thrives in medium to bright, indirect sunlight. Likes moist soil. Not too wet and not too dry. Water regularly but allow the soil to partly dry out before watering again.

Black Cardinal - It's best to plant Philodendron Black Cardinal it in a loose soil and let the top 3-4cm of soil dry out between waterings. A mixture of perlite, bark, soil and charcoal has been proven to be the best potting mix for Philodendron's. It will also grow well in 100% sphagnum moss or peat-perlite/vermiculite mix.

Brasil - Water your Philodendron well and allow the top 50% of the soil to dry before watering again. Yellow leaves may indicate over watering, while brown leaves mean the plant needs more water. Basic household humidity is fine for your Philodendron Brasil, but higher humidity encourages larger leaves.

Burle Marx - The Philodendron Burle Marx's care is like most other Philodendrons. They need well-draining soil and bright indirect light. And their soil should always be moist but never drenched. This Philodendron, from the Araceae family, is a low growing shrub.

Erubescens - erubescens is a shade-loving philodendron. They dislike bright sunlight and should not be exposed to full sun outdoors. Indoors, an east-facing window with morning light would be a good solution. Don't let the suns rays touch the foliage; if several leaves turn yellow, it might be getting too much sunlight.

Florida Ghost - Watering. You'll need to water your Philodendron Florida ghost about once a week, give or take. Its needs are right in the middle. Dry soil for too long will kill the plant.


Hastatum Green - As with most indoor plants Philodendron Hastatum Green does well with bright indirect light. Water when the top inch or so is dry.

Heartleaf - Spray or wipe the leaves often with a damp cloth and freely water the plant during the growing season. During the summer, mist the Heartleaf Philodendron leaves twice daily; water sparingly during the winter. The humidity of kitchens and bathrooms create an optimum atmosphere for Heartleaf Philodendrons.

Hope - The Hope Selloum appreciates a warm humid environment, and a moderate amount of water and light. Place your Selloum in a spot where it will receive medium or bright indirect light. This plant does not do well in low light spaces. It can tolerate very high light but may need additional care.


Mican - Prefers bright, indirect light, but no direct sun. This plant can survive in lower light but grows very slowly. Allow the top 1/3 of the soil to dry out before watering; then water well enough so that the water drains out the drip holes in the bottom of the pot.


Painted Lady - Painted Lady Philodendrons enjoy well drained but moist, rich organic mix. Remember try to stay away from wet, mucky or dry, sandy soils. To help establish your new Painted Lady Philodendron, fertilize sparingly at least 6 inches away from the base, tri-annually with a slow time released product.

Pedatum  (Glad Hands) -  will grow best in a well lit space free from direct sun, a little morning sun is also helpful. To achieve optimal growth, plant in a suitable substrate like our Aroid Mix. Water and feed regularly in summer, with reductions in winter.

Pink Princess - Water when the top 1-inch (2.5 cm) of soil is dry. Keep humidity medium-high, the temperature between 60°F and 84°F (16°C – 29°C), fertilize once a month and prune stems to encourage bushy growth. So, despite its exotic look, the pink Philodendron erubescens is very easy to care for.


Red Emerald - Do not let the plant completely dry out between waterings. During the growing season (spring and summer, be sure to fertilize.