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Philodendron 'Birkin'

Birkin' Philodendron

Birkin' Philodendron

Format

Exposure

  • Intense-moderate
  • Without direct sun

Rusticity

10, 11

Bloom time

  • June
  • July

  • Variegated leaves
  • Smaller size
  • Slow growth
  • Easy care
  • Toxic

Philodendrons are understory plants that adapt very well to their environment. The Birkin philodendron, unlike other philodendrons, is a human-made hybrid with a smaller size and slower growth. It will need support to climb.

  • This beautiful houseplant features medium-sized, oval leaves with pointed tips. The stunning white variegation on the leaves looks like delicate brushstrokes, creating a gorgeous contrast with the deep green.

Growing information:

  • Light: Prefers medium to bright indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, which can scorch the leaves. More light will enhance the color contrast.
  • Soil: Use well-draining soil rich in organic matter.
  • Watering: Water moderately, allowing the soil to dry slightly between waterings.
  • Fertilizer: Fertilize once a month during the growing season with a houseplant fertilizer.
  • Temperature: Thrives in good ambient humidity and prefers temperatures between 18°C and 24°C (64°F and 75°F).
  • Repotting: Repot every two to three years in a slightly larger pot.
  • Maintenance: Wipe leaves regularly with a damp cloth to remove dust.

To encourage a bushier plant, pinch off new growth. This will stimulate branching.

The Philodendron 'Birkin' is considered an air-purifying plant and can thrive in rooms with limited air circulation, such as bedrooms.

Plant details

Dimensions

Spacing
- cm
Spread
38 - 51 cm
Height
38 - 79 cm
Spacing
- in.
Spread
15 - 20 in.
Height
15 - 31 in.

Characteristics

Habit:

  • Upright

Flowering colours:

  • White

Plant needs

Watering:

  • When the first 2 inches are dry

Maintenance:

  • Easy

Soil requirement:

  • Well-drained
  • potting soil for tropical plants

Features

Resistance:

Attract:

Use:

  • Table
  • Floor
  • Summer terrace
  • Trellis

Attribute:

  • Variegated leaves

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