PHOEBE LARGE [Heart Leaf Philodendron]

Philodendron scandens;

R 659.00

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Each of our plants is lovingly looked after & carefully delivered. We're here to provide all the tips & advice you need to care for your plant after purchase. With us you'll harness those green fingers in no time.

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Our large Phoebe is undoubtedly a showstopper. With her emerald green tresses spiraling upward she sure turns heads. Also known as the 'sweetheart' plant, the Heart Leaf Philodendron is a NASA approved air-purifying plant. Not only a pretty face!  

Comes in a 30cm grow pot. Decorative pots sold separately.
Available Gauteng only.
As sweet as she looks, Phoebe can be harmful to animals & small children if ingested in large quantities.

Caring for Phoebe

Light

Phoebe can adapt to most light situations except direct sunlight. If she's in too dark a spot her leaves will loose their vibrant colour.

Water & humidity

Originating from the Caribbean, Phoebe likes humid tropical conditions best, but adapts well to normal room hunidity. Water 1-2 time a week to keep the soil slightly moist, but never soggy. In winter allow the top 3cm of soil to dry between waterings.

Feeding

Phoebe is a fast grower and should be fed monthly with organic fertiliser. Don't feed in winter.

Re-potting

When her roots start pushing above the pot or pushing through the drainage holes it's time to consider re-potting. She likes well draining potting soil mixed with 1/4 succulent mix and added sphagnum peat moss.

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Yellow looking leaves could indicate over-watering. Brown leaves signal under-watering. Phoebe is easy to propagate (make babies). Just cut off a strong looking stem and pop into water. A rooting hormone can increase chances of success, but is not usually necessary.

Quirky plant fact

The word Philodendron literally means 'love tree' in Greek.

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