Philodendron hederaceum micans

Philodendron hederaceum micans

  • Aka: velvet leaf
  • Origin: Central America, Caribbean - toxic
  • Family: Araceae
  • Temperature: 16 - 25°C, Hardiness: 9-11 Humidity 50-95%

Also known as the velvet micans (micans meaning brilliance in latin), this aroid trailing plant has beautiful dark green leaves with a deep velvet sheen which makes them so appealing and popular.

They enjoy bright filtered light but can also thrive in medium light, but the growth may be slower. If it loses too many leaves, move to a medium light area. Water only when the top third of the soil has dried out and best watered in the early morning. High humidity will ensure faster growth and larger leaves. When leaves are turning pink/purple, it is either soggy soil or too dry. Use fast draining organic rich soil mixed with vermiculite or perlite. The soil should never be soggy.

Prone to root rot

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