Philodendron Piper Sylvaticum
Pot: 12cm Plant Height: 30cm
Philodendrons prefer medium to bright indirect sunlight, but can live in lower light conditions. However, their leaves will be smaller and the vines will become leggy if the light is not bright enough.
Water the soil thoroughly after the soil is almost completely dry. It is a good indication to give it water when the leaves start wilting. Water more often in the growing season and reduce the frequency during the winter months.
Most household temperatures ranges are adequate for these indoor plants. Letting them remain in temperatures under 55? will stunt their growth. Prolonged exposure to cold temperatures can be fatal to these tropical indoor plants.
As with most tropical indoor plants, Philodendrons will benefit from higher humidity, but will do fine in average household air. Higher humidity is always better for tropical houseplants.
This genus of indoor plants highly benefits from regular fertilizing. Use a weak solution of a complete liquid fertilizer every two weeks throughout the growing season. Do not fertilize during the winter months. Sometimes your indoor plants will grow all year long. If this is the case, fertilize them during time of obvious foliage growth with a ¼-strength diluted liquid fertilizer, or top dress the soil with worm castings or rich compost.
When you trim back vines to make your plant fuller, you can propagate the cuttings.
Staking your plant to climb upwards encourages larger leaf development.
For Philodendrons with colorful leaves, maintain their vibrancy by providing more light.