Philodendron  <br> 'Birkin'


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The Philodendron Birkin is the new kid on the block when it comes to trending house plants


Common Names: Philodendron 'Birkin'

Family: Araceae

Origin: Brazil and Paraguay

Height: Estimated height of 50cm – 100cm

Light: Bright, indirect light

Foot Candles: 100 - 250

Water: Once a week. Let soil dry out between waterings.

Humidity: Tolerates standard household humidity. 

However, they will grow more quickly if provided with extra humidity

Temperature: 15°C - 30°C

Soil: Regular potting mix

Container: Self-watering planter

Nutrients: During spring and summer use an all-purpose liquid plant food to promote new growth.

Propagation: Stem cuttings, removal of offsets

Interiorscape Use: Low-maintenance plant. Perfect for a desktop with medium-high light. 

Common Pests: The Philodendrons are not typically prone to pests or diseases. However, you may encounter mealybugs and aphids. Mealybugs can be dealt with by dipping cotton buds into rubbing alcohol and wiping the mealybugs.

Common Issues: If the edges of the leaves are yellowing it can indicate that the plant has been over watered. Alter your watering regime and your plant should return back to normal. 

Comments: The Birkin isn’t the fastest growing Philodendron so pick a pot you love as you will be able to enjoy it. With its stunning foliage you will want to position your plant in a predominant spot, but remember to ensure it has moderate to bright indirect light to keep you plant happy and healthy. The Birkin will tolerate our dry indoor conditions, but thrives in humidity as most Philodendrons do. A misting from time to time would be welcomed.

Toxicity: Philodendrons are toxic plants. Digestion of any part of the plant can cause problems. Keep out of reach of both children and pets.