Get to Know Me
I'm a rather slow-growing hybrid philodendron native to Colombia sporting sexy pink variegated, heart-shaped leaves. My pink coloring can be splotched, streaked, or dappled. I'm never predictable!
I like warmth and humidity—the only thing I don't like is overwatering. Mist me or keep me on a pebble tray. Dust my leaves occasionally so I look my best. With a little support, I'll climb.
65 to 79°F. Keep me away from cold drafts, AC and heat vents, and hot surfaces like radiators. I thrive with humidity.
Let the top half of the soil dry out between waterings. Be sure to discard any water in the saucer. Water with distilled water or leave tap water sitting out for 24 hours before using it to allow chemicals to evaporate.
Use a liquid or houseplant fertilizer at half strength monthly during spring and summer.
If you notice spider mites, mealybugs, or whiteflies, gently wipe them off with a 50/50 mix of soap and water.
Prune lightly if needed to remove dead leaves or damaged stems or if the plant is becoming "leggy."
Repot every year or two or if the plant becomes rootbound. Choose a new pot that is only slightly larger, with plenty of drainage holes.