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Philodendron ‘Lickety Split'

Philodendron ‘Lickety Split'

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Description: Philodendron 'Lickety Split' is a stunning tropical plant prized for its unique foliage and easy-care nature, making it a popular choice for indoor spaces. Belonging to the Araceae family, this evergreen perennial is native to the tropical regions of Central and South America. 'Lickety Split' is characterized by its large, deeply lobed leaves that resemble the shape of an arrowhead or split leaf, hence its name. The glossy, dark green foliage features prominent veins and a lush, tropical appearance, adding a touch of elegance to any room. With its vigorous growth habit and tolerance of indoor conditions, Philodendron 'Lickety Split' is an excellent choice for both beginner and experienced plant enthusiasts.

🌿 Botanical Name: Philodendron 'Lickety Split'

💧 Care Level: Easy. Philodendron 'Lickety Split' is relatively low-maintenance and adapts well to a variety of indoor environments.

📏 Size: Philodendron 'Lickety Split' can grow to impressive sizes indoors, reaching heights of 2 to 4 feet (60 to 120 cm) with a similar spread.

☀️ Light: Provide Philodendron 'Lickety Split' with bright, indirect light to maintain its vibrant foliage coloration and promote healthy growth. It can tolerate lower light conditions but may grow more slowly.

💧 Water: Water Philodendron 'Lickety Split' when the top inch (2.5 cm) of soil feels dry to the touch. Allow excess water to drain away, and avoid waterlogging the soil, which can lead to root rot.

💦 Humidity: Philodendron 'Lickety Split' appreciates moderate to high humidity levels. Increase humidity by misting the foliage regularly, using a humidifier, or placing the plant on a pebble tray filled with water.

🌡️ Temperature: Maintain temperatures between 65°F to 80°F (18°C to 27°C) for Philodendron 'Lickety Split'. Protect it from cold drafts and sudden temperature fluctuations.

🌱 Soil: Plant Philodendron 'Lickety Split' in well-draining, aerated potting mix rich in organic matter. A mixture of peat moss, perlite, and pine bark works well to provide adequate drainage and nutrients.

🌱 Fertilizing: Feed Philodendron 'Lickety Split' with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength every 4 to 6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce fertilization frequency in fall and winter.

🔄 Pruning: Prune Philodendron 'Lickety Split' as needed to remove any leggy or damaged stems, promote bushier growth, and maintain its desired shape. Use clean, sharp pruning shears to make precise cuts.

🍃 Pests and Diseases: Monitor Philodendron 'Lickety Split' for common pests such as spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs. Treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Ensure good air circulation to prevent fungal diseases.

Propagation: Propagate Philodendron 'Lickety Split' through stem cuttings. Take a cutting with at least two nodes and remove any lower leaves. Place the cutting in water or moist potting mix until roots develop, then transplant into a suitable container.

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