With the ever-growing houseplant fad, Philodendrons are suddenly the new trend. So, what are Philodendrons? Sounds complicated. A Philodendron is a large class of flowering plants in the Araceae family that are grown as decorative, indoor plants. The rare plant is thick-stemmed with deeply cut neon yellow leaves which can grow up to 5 feet tall.
Aesthetically, they are interesting because the leaves all have different various variegation patterns with the occasional two-tone leaf. Most of these plants, with 7-inch- long leaves are considered robust. Their huge leaves and vine stems please the eye with their stunning purple-black pinkish coloring with dark maroon and bright yellow undertones.
Although known for beings indoors, with a sufficient amount of moist soil, Philodendrons can be grown outdoors but only in mild climates with limited sun and a lot of shade. When the plants are living indoors, they thrive most at a temperature between 15 and 18 °C and can survive with little light. The plants flourish off abandonment. Even though they can survive in dark places in your house, they do prefer some light. All you need to do is provide the plant with a little light and water them when their soil is dry.
Then you can just watch them grow - it’s that easy! Known as climbers, most Philodendrons love to climb up significantly high. Lightly tie their stems to a moss pole or a sturdy wood stake that should be sunk in soil by the base. As vines emerge, the stems will produce tiny raised roots that will cling to their structure. When this process begins, you will need to tie up the vines and lightly spray the moss pole with water. Be careful of overgrown vines and cut down as needed.
Indoor plant lovers, who have more plants then house guests, are big fans of Philodendrons because they add a jungle-like tropical decor to their home, make great gifts and are so easy to grow. This group of plants contains hundreds of varieties. Depending on how big you want your plant to be you can choose to your liking. When buying rare Philodendrons, it could cost you a market price of $100 on the other hand, you can still enjoy unique Philodendrons for only a few dollars at local grocery and floral stores.
The plant has two growth patterns that prosper through climbing vines or via a central stem. Some large types can reach up to 5 feet but don’t worry you can also buy a great short type to fit your preference.
So, all the plant-lovers out there, get your summer started with indoor Philodendrons and experience their beautiful graphic foliage.