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Philodendron 'Golden Dragon'

Philodendron 'Golden Dragon'

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Philodendron 'Golden Dragon' is a striking variety known for its large, glossy leaves that feature a mix of green, gold, and sometimes variegated patterns. The plant is appreciated for its dramatic foliage, which can vary significantly in shape and coloration, adding a lush, tropical feel to indoor spaces. The name 'Golden Dragon' captures the exotic and somewhat mythical appearance of the plant, with its leaves' unique patterning and color reminiscent of mythical dragons.

🌿 Light: Prefers bright, indirect light. It can tolerate some shade, but insufficient light may result in less vibrant foliage. Direct sunlight should be avoided, as it can scorch the leaves.

💧 Water: Water when the top inch (2.5 cm) of soil has dried out. Philodendron 'Golden Dragon' prefers evenly moist soil but does not like to sit in waterlogged conditions, which can lead to root rot. Ensure the pot has adequate drainage.

💦 Humidity: Thrives in moderate to high humidity but is adaptable to lower household humidity levels. To increase humidity, consider using a humidifier, misting the plant, or placing it on a pebble tray.

🌡️ Temperature: Does best in temperatures between 65°F to 85°F (18°C to 29°C). Protect the plant from cold drafts and ensure it's not exposed to temperatures below 55°F (13°C).

🌱 Soil: Use a well-draining, peat-based potting mix. Incorporating elements like perlite, vermiculite, or orchid bark can improve drainage and aeration.

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

🔄 Pruning: Pruning is not typically necessary for health but can be performed to remove any yellowing or damaged leaves and to shape the plant as desired.

🍃 Pests and Diseases: Watch for common pests such as spider mites, mealybugs, and aphids. Proper care and regular inspections can help prevent most pest and disease problems. Overwatering and poor drainage are the primary culprits of root rot, so be vigilant with your watering practices.

Propagation: Philodendron 'Golden Dragon' can be propagated through stem cuttings. Choose a healthy stem with at least one node, let it callus for a few hours, 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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