Birkin Philodendron

Philodendron erubescens 'Birkin'

This easy-going tropical plant from South America adds a wonderful, big-impact accent to contemporary or bohemian living spaces. Green new leaves developed white variegation over time, though the plant might occasionally produce leaves that are solid green or almost solid white. Prefers bright, indirect light and potting soil with good drainage. Evergreen.
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Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade

Water when top inch of soil is dry.

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Botanical Pronunciationfil-oh-DEN-dron er-yoo-BESS-kens
Average Size at MaturityReaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide.
Bloom TimePrized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleContemporary, Tropical
Landscape UseContainer, Houseplant
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full shade, Partial shade
Special FeatureEasy Care, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top inch of soil is dry.

Bright to medium, indirect light is ideal. Lower light will slow growth but is still acceptable. Avoid direct sun. Water when top inch of soil is dry. Saturate soil thoroughly when watering. Provide rich, well-draining soil to avoid soggy conditions. Fertilize monthly with water-soluble house plant fertilizer, using half the recommended amount. Mildly toxic to humans and animals.

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