Plant care tips by Leaf Envy Philodendron Scandens light, watering, humidity, fertiliser requirements

Philodendron Scandens

Also known as Sweetheart Plant

Light

Philodendron Scandens thrive in medium indirect light to dappled sun. They also tolerate lower light environments but will grow slower than in brighter conditions. Prolonged exposure to bright direct sunlight may burn and scorch their leaves.

Water

Your Philodendron enjoys weekly watering sessions, allowing its soil to completely dry out between waterings to prevent overwatering and root rot. During the winter months feel free to water your Philodendron less frequently, adjusting to let it dry out fully.

Humidity

Philodendron Scandens do not have any particular humidity requirements.

Temperature

Your Philodendron Scandens does not have any particular temperature requirements, but will suffer if subjected to temperatures below 10ºC.

Fertiliser

Feed with general houseplant fertiliser every 2 months during the growing season (spring to summer).

Toxicity

Philodendron Scandens is toxic to both people and animals - keep away from small children and pets.

Additional Care

Philodendron Scandens can easily be propagated in water from a stem and leaf cutting.

Troubleshooting

- Drooping leaves: suggest your Philodendron Scandens has been overwatered or underwatered. The moisture of the soil should give you an indication of whether you have been over/under watering. - Yellowing leaves: indicate the plant has received too much direct sunlight - scorching its leaves. - Leggy plant (long stems, small and few leaves): an indicator that your plant has not been receiving enough light - it lacks the energy required to produce large, healthy leaves.

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