[Philodendron scandens variegata; Heart Leaf Philodendron variegated] PHOEBE

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Fall in love

Isn't Phoebe cute? With her tussled locks sporting a golden shimmer she sure turns heads. Also known as the 'sweetheart' plant, the Heart Leaf Philodendron is great for hanging or climbing if trained up a trellis or stake. Phoebe's pretty easy going too! 
Comes in a 20cm plastic hanging grow pot. Plastic hook can be unclipped. Decorative pots and plant hangers sold separately.
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 loves moist tropical conditions best. 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. You can spritz the leaves with water to raise humidity.

Feeding

Phoebe is a fast grower and should be fed monthly with 1-2 sachets of organic Canola Meal sachets. 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 1/3 succulent mix and added sphagnum peat moss.

Atrium Top Tip

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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