Philodendron micans is an epiphytic and epilithic species of Philodendron that grows naturally in humidity-rich forest conditions, rooting itself to tall trees. As indoor plants, they can be trained to grow up a moss pole or in a hanging basket. Generally easy-going, these plants will tolerate all kinds of neglect including low light, poor soil, and inconsistent watering. Philodendrons are very efficient at removing indoor pollutants such as formaldehyde.
Philodendron micans is native to the Carribean islands of Dominica and Tobago.
Philodendron micans prefer medium to bright indirect light. Don’t let the leaves receive too much direct sunlight, since that can burn the leaves. Place this plant on an east or north facing window sill, or hang it nearby. If you have south or west facing windows, place a couple of feet away from the window and or provide shade with a sheer curtain.
Allow the soil to completely dry to 2 inches down between waterings. Water thoroughly when dry and let the excess drain out the bottom of the planter. Water more often during the spring and summer months. Reduce watering as often in the fall and winter months.
If your philodendron receives too much water the leaves will begin to wilt, and older leaves will often turn a bright yellow. Brown, crisping leaves mean the plant needs more water. Fertilize: Feed your philo once a month in spring and summer.
Approx. 5" tall x 4" at the widest point.
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