Philodendron Verrucosum pot size 15cm
a beautiful stunning plant, this climber produces an easy to grow, breathtaking velvet-leaf plant. Easy to grow, enjoys high humidity.
How to Care for Philodendron Verrucosum
Because of its beauty, unique growing style. Philodendron Verrucosum care can often be a struggle if you aren’t sure of what you are doing. Care for this unique plant, however, may be easier than you think.
Philodendrons like this one thrive best under bright, indirect light. For the best results, place your Philodendron near an East facing window where the plant will get bright sunlight for the majority of the day. Ensure, however, that the leaves are not touching the window.
For more precision in this area, you can purchase a light meter and find a spot that averages about 200 FC.
Soil and Mixture
For tropical plants and rare arods especially, the soil is important to the proper growth and health of the plant. These plants are especially prone to issue caused by incorrect potting soil, so you want to make sure you follow the directions here as closely as possible.
Philodendrons like this one have roots that are normally openly exposed in the wild, which is why you need a soil mixture that drains well and doesn’t trap water (which can cause root rot). The roots need oxygen!
In order to ensure the drainage works the way you need it to, though, you need to have ingredients in the soil that are large and chunky, which will cause air pockets to form in the soil and keep water draining through.
Some will use Lechuza pon, other will mix their soil with perlite, wormcasting and such.
This Verrucosum prefers temperatures to be around 20-25 degrees C. They can tolerate 17 degrees C but itniut stunn its growth.
Naturally this rare plant prefers the area humidity to be over 70%. Naturally, however, it’s very difficult to withstand 70% humidity in your home. To help this plant out, you can purchase a humidifier or put water in cylinder shaped glasses around it.
Misting can work but not on all plants, velvety leaves tend to clinch on the water and cause bacteria!