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leafjoy™ Philodendron Melinonii Green

 

Philodendron melinonii 

In a 17cm/6.7" grower pot

FEATURES
A relatively rare variety of philodendron.  Underside of the leaves are red as they emerge, turning green as they matures.  Leaves are large and elongated, growing up to 19 or 20" long.  The petiole can be coppery red to light green. Native to the rainforests of Central and South America.

Adaptable as houseplant
Foliage Interest
Harmful for pets

CHARACTERISTICS
Plant Type:  Houseplant
Height Category: Medium to Large
Height:  Approximately 12" at start, growing up to 2 feet or so.
Foliage Colors:  Dark green
Habit:  Upright


PLANT NEEDS
Light Requirement:  Low to Medium
Maintenance Category:  Moderate
Preferred Temperature:  60-85 F
Water Category:  Average
Humidity Preference:  High
Container Soil Type:  Indoor Potting Mix
Needs Good Drainage
Uses:  Desktops - Humid Spaces - North Facing Windows - Low Light Spaces
Uses notes:  Not for human or animal consumption

Maintenance Notes:
For optimal performance, keep a 60-85 F
Prefers higher humidity to prevent leaf curl.
Feed once per month at half strength when plant is actively growing.
Protect furniture when watering.

Bright filtered light, imitating what this plant receives in nature, is best.  But early morning or late afternoon sun is beneficial when growing indoors.  Sunny windows are particularly beneficial in the wintertime if you live in an area with shorter, dark days in the winter time. 
 
Like any aroid, this plant prefers chunky potting mixes that provide plenty of air circulation to the root system.  Amending your all-purpose potting mix with perlite and orchid bark is one way to accomplish this.

Water when the top 1-2 inches of potting mix feels dry.  They don't want to be wet all the time, nor do they want to dry out completely. 

These plants prefer high humidity.