Last year, my husband took us to visit our first plant nursery on the way home from our honeymoon and told me I could go crazy. I only(?) bought ten plants that day, and they were all in 4" pots. Most of them have survived, but some received the kiss of death, which is when my husband says the words, "I'm not crazy about that one." I think I start to subconsciously care about those a little less and then before it even had a fighting chance, it's in the compost. This brazilian philodendron was lucky to escape that kiss, likely because come on..how can you not adore the unique pattern of green tones that each leaf presents? 1 year later, this wonder sits in a 6 in" pot, and has yet to give me any problems.
- I water this philodendron when the leaves start to look a little limp. This one seems to be hard to overwater or underwater, but I always err towards the latter.
- Again, this one thrives in bright light, but it can tolerate moderate light. I have mine hanging about 10 feet from the window.
- This one is not super picky with its soil, but I always like to add a little perlite to any potting soil base!