Skip to product information
1 of 5

Philodendron 'Birkin'

Philodendron 'Birkin'

Regular price $34.99 USD
Regular price Sale price $34.99 USD
Sale Sold out
Tax included.

Philodendron 'Birkin' is a striking houseplant known for its compact growth and beautifully variegated leaves. Each glossy, dark green leaf features light green to white pinstripes or variegation, giving it a unique and elegant appearance. Unlike some of the larger, climbing philodendrons, the 'Birkin' maintains a more manageable size, making it perfect for indoor settings where space is at a premium. This relatively new addition to the Philodendron family has quickly become a favorite among plant enthusiasts for its ornamental value and ease of care.

🌿 Botanical Name: Philodendron 'Birkin'

💧 Care Level: Easy to moderate. Philodendron 'Birkin' is relatively easy to care for, making it suitable for a wide range of gardeners from beginners to experts.

📏 Size: Typically grows to about 1-2 feet (30-60 cm) in height and width. Its compact nature makes it an ideal choice for desktops, shelves, and small spaces.

☀️ Light: Prefers bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight can scorch its leaves, while too little light can cause the variegation to fade. A spot near a window with a sheer curtain to diffuse the light is often ideal.

💧 Water: Water when the top inch (2-3 cm) of soil feels dry to the touch. The 'Birkin' prefers evenly moist soil but is susceptible to root rot if overwatered. Ensure the pot has good drainage and avoid letting the plant sit in water.

💦 Humidity: Enjoys moderate to high humidity but can adapt to average household humidity levels. If the air is very dry, consider using a humidifier, misting the plant regularly, or placing it on a pebble tray to increase humidity.

🌡️ Temperature: Thrives in average room temperatures between 65°F to 75°F (18°C to 24°C). Protect it from drafts and avoid exposure to temperatures below 50°F (10°C).

🌱 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 every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength. Reduce feeding in the fall and winter.

🔄 Pruning: Pruning is generally not necessary for health but can be done to remove any yellowing or damaged leaves and to maintain the desired shape and size of the plant.

🍃 Pests and Diseases: Watch out for common pests such as spider mites, mealybugs, and aphids. Proper care and regular inspections can help prevent most pest and disease problems. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so ensure proper watering practices.

Propagation: Can be propagated through stem cuttings. Cut a section of stem with at least one node (a bump on the stem where leaves emerge), allow it to 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.

View full details