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Philodendron 'Atom'

Philodendron 'Atom'

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Philodendron 'Atom' is a compact, bushy cultivar of the Philodendron genus, known for its lush, glossy, and deeply lobed leaves. This variety stands out for its dense foliage that forms a neat, rounded shape, making it an attractive addition to indoor spaces. The 'Atom' cultivar maintains the easy-care traits of the Philodendron family, making it suitable for both novice and experienced plant enthusiasts looking for a low-maintenance yet visually appealing houseplant.

🌿 Botanical Name: Philodendron 'Atom'

💧 Care Level: Easy. The Philodendron 'Atom' shares the resilience and adaptability of its Philodendron relatives, requiring minimal care to thrive.

📏 Size: Typically grows to about 12-18 inches (30-45 cm) in height and width, making it an ideal size for indoor display on tables, shelves, or as part of a mixed indoor garden.

☀️ Light: Prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light conditions. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight, which can scorch its leaves. A spot near a window with a sheer curtain is often ideal.

💧 Water: Water when the top inch of soil becomes dry to the touch. Philodendron 'Atom' prefers evenly moist soil but is forgiving if you occasionally underwater. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so ensure good drainage.

💦 Humidity: Enjoys moderate to high humidity but can adapt to average household humidity levels. If your home is particularly dry, consider using a humidifier or placing the plant on a pebble tray to increase humidity.

🌡️ Temperature: Thrives in average room temperatures between 65°F to 80°F (18°C to 27°C). Protect it from drafts and sudden temperature fluctuations.

🌱 Soil: Use a well-draining, peat-based potting mix. Incorporating perlite or vermiculite can improve drainage and aeration, benefiting the plant's root health.

🌱 Fertilizing: Fertilize monthly during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer, diluted to half the recommended strength. Reduce fertilization in fall and winter.

🔄 Pruning: Pruning is not typically necessary for the health of the plant but can be done to shape the plant or remove any yellowing or damaged leaves. This helps to encourage a fuller, bushier appearance.

🍃 Pests and Diseases: Watch out for common pests such as spider mites, mealybugs, and aphids. Proper care and regular inspection can prevent most pest and disease issues.

Propagation: Easily propagated through stem cuttings. Cut a stem section with at least one node (a small bump from which leaves grow), let it callus over for a few hours, and then plant it in moist potting mix. Keep the soil lightly moist and provide bright, indirect light until the cutting has rooted.

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