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The Araceae plant family’s Philodendron Subhastatum is an uncommon tropical climber. It is grown for its bicolour leaves in especially. This plant species is typically highly appropriate for growing indoors due to its minimal maintenance requirements. It is simple to keep, propagate, and exhibit about the house.
The genus Philodendron is one of the biggest in the Araceae family. In 1829, it was given the name “Philodendron.” Philo means “love” in Greek, while Dendron means “tree” in Latin. Therefore, the term “tree huggers” alludes to the fact that these plants are “tree huggers.” Because of their lovely leaves, the majority of these Philodendrons are utilized as decorative house plants.
This plant is attractive, but it also has cultural significance in several parts of the world. For example, it denotes health and plenty, as well as good fortune in certain societies.
Foliage and Stem
These lovely plants are lovely all year round and for the rest of their lives. All they want is proper care and a pleasant environment in which to dwell.
If given the proper care and climate, these plants may grow to be as tall as 6 feet and as wide as 24 inches.
These plants have an exact temperature range that they enjoy, and if the temperature falls or rises outside of this range, they begin to look ill. As a result, they are not particularly temperature resistant, and it is better to keep them away from extreme weather fluctuations.
These plants demand 60 to 80 per cent humidity to thrive. If you reside in a very arid environment, spraying the plant every now and again can help.
Installing indoor humidifiers or grouping a couple of water-loving plants together can also help to increase the moisture in their environment.
Put your plant on a pebble tray for another effective home treatment.
They are not the most pressure resistant plants, despite their appearance. These plants will cease growing if they are subjected to continual pressure; therefore, they are placed in an open environment with no external pressure.
Their growth rate is determined by the care and environment provided to them, as well as the plant’s particular genetic composition. However, they are typically slow-growing plants, so you must be patient while cultivating them indoors.
Improve soil fertility while the plant is actively developing by scraping some compost into two soil without disturbing the plant’s roots. Then, every week, feed the plant a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer, such as fertilizer For Growing, diluted at a rate of 1 teaspoon/litre of water.
Philodendron Subhastatum is a water-loving plant, so water it as often as it requires. Simply ensure that the soil is wet or dry to a depth of 2 inches on top. You may examine the texture of the soil with your touch or a moisture meter for accuracy. Overwatering damp, waterlogged soil can kill your plant soon.
When it comes to soil requirements, a Philodendron Subhastatum plant prefers a well-draining, rich organic soil. It should be made up of equal parts loam, sand, and peat. Compost can also be used as a soil supplement. A slightly acidic to slightly alkaline pH (5-8) soil is recommended. Check that the soil is well-drained and does not retain water.
Keep these plants away from direct sunlight if possible. Their leaves can be burned if they are directly exposed to the sun. Natural, filtered lighting is ideal for growing these Philodendrons. You may always use artificial growth lights if you don’t have access to natural sunshine. If you must place the plant directly in the sun, place it between transparent curtains or shade cloth to soften the light striking the leaves. Also, ensure that all sections of the plant receive an equal quantity of light to grow symmetrically. If your light is only coming from one direction, you can rotate the plant to evenly expose all areas of it.
Temperatures ranging from 10 to 30 degrees Celsius are ideal for growing these plants. This implies that your Philodendron Subhastatum will thrive in a typical indoor setting. However, keep the plant away from severe temperatures, such as those below 15 degrees Celsius and above 35 degrees Celsius.
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