Philodendron lemon lime (12 cm pot size)
Philodendrons come mostly from Central America. They are the members of Arum (Araceae) family. Philodendron as a genus, are probably the easiest group of plants to cultivate in the home and they grow very quickly. Climbing philodendrons are much more common than the bushy types and more popular.
Climbers – needed supporting at all times – you can use some thick bamboo poles or moss sticks. Moss sticks are more preferable as these give the aerial roots thrown out by something to cling on to.
Second most popular philodendrons are bushier than the climbing ones and they have much larger leaves. Normally fairly quick growers, they are ideal for offices and open spaces.
LIGHT: they thrive better in good light (but not direct sun), but they tolerate dark places
WATER: regularly on the top of the pot, twice a week when is growing, once a week or less in winter
Feeding: when plant is growing add some plant food
Humidity: spray with water twice a week with fine mist spray.
Cleaning: Clean leaves by hand with tepid water (wipe dust off leaves with soft cloth). Leaf shine can be used every 2 months.
Repotting: young plants should be repotted at least once a year. When they get mature and massive the best thing to do is replace the topsoil and increase feeding.
Repot in spring when roots grow through pot base and leaves are pale.
Philodendron lemon lime
- Height up to 60-3m
- Temperature minimum 13 ‘C
- Bright light/shadow
- Well drained soil