|20cm height||12cm pot|
||Toxic if consumed|
The Philodendron Birkin stands out from other Philodendrons due to the stunning variegation of the foliage, with its bright white pinstripes along the leaves, which have even been known to produce reds as well. These have been a popular choice in recent years, due to their compact size and relatively slow growth, creating a stunning and fairly low-maintenance plant. Also, being evergreen means that you get to enjoy the foliage all year round.
Birkins do best in bright, indirect light and like other Philodendrons, are sensitive to prolonged direct sunlight as this can scorch the leaves. An east-facing window or slightly shaded spot is ideal. Given its rainforest origins, this plant enjoys reasonable humidity and moisture levels, but be sure to reduce watering in Wintertime, allowing it to mostly dry out between giving it a drink.
Thanks to its slow-growing nature, reducing the repotting needs, this plant will long be a statement piece for any room you choose to place it in.
|I like to keep slightly moist - Water me when the top 2 inches of my soil is dry.|
I like a regular feed - Monthly between April - October.
|My roots like to breathe too - well draining soil suits me best.|
|I like a temperate climate - 15°c - 24°c.|
|A bit of humidity suits me well - A spray a day is great.|
|I like bright indirect sunlight.|
|Mature length/height:||Up to / around 1 metre tall.|
|Mature spread:||Up to / around 1 metre spread.|
|Time to maturity:||5 years +|
|Growth rate:||Average rate of growth.|