Philodendron Birkin Care

Light: Enjoys bright indirect sunlight. Good light for this plant promotes the variegation. Direct sunlight may burn the foliage. 


Water: Allow the top 2cm of soil to mostly dry out before watering. Moisten all the soil when watering and make sure you have enough drainage so

there is no water left sitting. Do not let the plant sit in water as this will cause root rot.


Fertilizer: Apply a balanced fertilizer during the warmer months of springs and summer.


Temperature: Likes a room temperature of at least 16c to 24c. Prefers to be warm and will not tolerate being below 15c.


Humidity: Birkin loves high humidity. Provide additional humidity with a wet pebble tray below the plant or by spraying with water if the air is too dry.


Pests: Not very prone to pests however can be affected by aphids or mealybugs. These can be dealt with by spraying with warm soapy water and wiping off or spraying with neem oil.


Diseases: Not overly prone to diseases. A common problem you may run into is yellowing of the edges of the leaves which is caused by over watering.


Soil: Your Birkin is happy with a rich peat or bark based soil mix. Something a bit heavy that can retain moisture well but doesn't hold water.


Pot Size: Only requires repotting when your plant becomes root bound.


Pruning: Does not require pruning except to remove dead or dying leaves. Check around and under leaves for small pests.


Propagation: Can be propagated by cutting off a stem and planting it in soil in an environment with plenty of light, heat and humidity. Remove all but 2 or 3 leaves from the cutting.


Poisonous Plant Info: Toxic to humans and animals. Contact your doctor / vet if ingested.