Caring for your Philodendron

  • Loves medium to bright indirect light. Near a window, but not with any intense rays of the sun.
  • Some varieties are vining (ie. Brasil) and will spill over their container or will grow up a support while other varieties have an upright growth (ie. Moonlight) without a trailing habit.
  • Without enough light, the vining types may become leggy (fewer leaves on the vines and spaced far apart).
  • Water just before the potting mix dries out completely. 
  • Philodendron do not like their potting mix to get bone dry, but they are also prone to root rot if it stays too wet.
  • Remove any excess water from the saucer after watering.
  • Fertilize once in spring and once during the summer with an all-purpose organic indoor fertilizer or use a liquid fertilizer every other time you water spring through summer.
  • Not pet safe