The once rare Philodendron Birkin is starting to pop up in plant shops across the world. They are easy to care for so are perfect for inexperienced plant parents. Below you will find all the information you need to properly care for your Philodendron Birkin.
I love the sunshine but too much direct light will damage my leaves.
I don’t like my soil to be too dry or too soggy. Little and often is what I’m after.
I thrive in humid environments so please mist my leaves every so often.
I need soil specifically for indoor plants as it will retain the right amount of water.
Whether you're looking to make sure your Philodendron Birkin is in it's perfect conditions, or looking to see if one could work for your space. We've got you covered.
As with many houseplants, Philodendron Birkin thrive best in bright spots with indirect light. Too much direct sunlight can damage the leaves, and low light areas can make it leggy and stunt growth. Pick up a light monitor to check if your Birkin is getting the right level of light.
Watering is probably the most important part of your Philodendron Birkin care routine. They like to have moist soil but will struggle if they are consistently overwatered. We recommend checking the soil moisture before watering to make sure it has dried sufficiently. Moisture meters are great affordable little gadgets which will help determine when your Birkin needs watering.
As they are native to the tropics, Philodendron Birkin will struggle in colder temperatures. Make sure it is not near any drafty windows or doors as the colder air from outside will over time harm your plant. A digital thermometer is a great tool to help avoid cold drafts and hotspots.
We recommend you fertilise your Philodendron Birkin once a fortnight in spring and summer. Use a soluble houseplant feed at half the recommended strength. Make sure it includes calcium and magnesium as this will encourage healthy growth.
You can easily propagate a Philodendron Birkin plant by taking a stem cutting. We recommend propagating in spring as the growth period is beginning. Place the cutting in water for a few weeks, replacing the water every other day. Once roots begin to develop you can pot your cutting in fresh soil and continue with your normal Philodendron Birkin care routine.
Unfortunately, digestion of any part of your Philodendron Birkin plant can cause minor irritation in pets and children so try to keep them out of reach.
Here are some common issues that you might run into. It's important to diagnose any issues early to give your plant the best chance of bouncing back.
If you notice brown dry leaf tips on your Philodendron Birkin, it is often an indication of underwatering. Check the moisture levels in the soil and adjust your watering accordingly.
Yellowing leaves on your Philodendron Birkin are a sign that it has been overwatered. Replace the soil immediately if it is still waterlogged and cut down on the amount of water given each week.
If you notice brown spots starting to develop on the leaves of your Philodendron Birkin, it is often a sign of dry air. Philodendron Birkin plants need quite high humidity as they are native to the tropics. You can find out more about increasing the humidity for your Philodendron Birkin in our humidity guide.
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