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Philodendron - Birkin #174 by Passionate Gem

Philodendron - Birkin #174 by Passionate Gem

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Philodendron Birkin

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☀️ They do best in bright indirect light or shaded sunlight but can survive in low light conditions. Artificial lights are good too. A great place to keep your Birkin is behind a thin shade near a sunny window or on an east-facing windowsill.

🌡️ Philodendron Birkin plants prefer temperatures between 60-75°F. They should be kept away from drafts and cold windows, as temperatures below 55 degrees Fahrenheit can cause damage to the leaves. They can live in average humidity (40-50%), but increased humidity will help this plant develop faster (50-60%). Place it in an area that is naturally humid or use a humidifier or a pebble tray with water to  really create the ideal environment.

💧Water more often during the warmer months while growing, and reduce watering during the winter months. In spring and summer, the soil must stay damp, but in winter the soil should mostly dry out before you water it again. Water when too 2-3 inches of soil is dry. Once a week is a good schedule but may need more or less depending on the environment.

💊 It's best to fertilize your every 4-6 weeks during the growing season. Feed during the spring and summer months with a general purpose houseplant fertilizer that has a NPK (nitrogen-phosphorous-potassium) ratio of approximately 10-10-10. For the amount to use, follow product label instructions. No fertilizer is needed during the winter months when growth naturally slows.

🪴 Do not repot right away. Let the plant stay in its nursery pot for at least a few months to get used to its new home. Most plants go dormant in the winter so It's best to not repot them then because they could go in to shook. It's best to repot every 1-2 years during the growing months of spring and summer. This plant grows well in a standard potting mix. It is beneficial to blend in some sand and perlite to Improve drainage. They can become slightly root-bound before repotting.

🐜 All plants from Passionate Gem are treated monthly with a natural spray consisting of hydrogen peroxide, natural soap and neem oil diluted with water--but that doesn't mean once they go to a new home it can't catch a critter infestation from surrounding plants or soil. (Even flowers can be a carrier of pests!)  Preventative maintenance Is key! Check your plants often, clean leaves by giving the occasional shower or wiping with a clean damp cloth. Use clean pots and fresh quality soil when transplanting. A spray, like mentioned above, is a really great preventative measure as well.

Follow these care tops to ensure your plant is not only surviving but thriving!

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