Welcome back to your journey to create a world of magical plants. I hope you are doing spectacular work. Today I am here with an amazing plant named Philodendron.
It is one of the eye catchy plants that is everyone’s treasured plant. Philodendron Birkin will not only impress you with its amazing efforts but also its numerous varieties will fulfill your gardening needs.
So, why wait until you know you are doing great? Let’s begin this guide to understand how to grow and care for philodendron birkin. Caring for a plant includes feeding with a good supply of water, soil, sunlight, etc.
Let’s get started.
|Common names||White wave, Birkin white wave, philodendron Birkin|
|Soil used||Well-drained soil|
|Water requirements||Water if the top 2 inches of soil are dry|
|Mature size||3 feet tall, 3 feet wide|
|Hardiness Zone||9-11 USDA|
How to care for Philodendron Birkin?
Though the plant grows slowly when you nourish it with your efforts, it will show you the desired results. So, let’s begin to know the caring tips for the slow-growing plant that is popular. They are as follows:
- Humidity and temperature
Let’s know about all of these caring tips in detail:
- They tend to grow in a filtered light like bright indirect sunlight will suit them best between 10,000 and 20,000 lux.
- Feed them with morning sunshine for at least a few hours.
- Make sure to keep rotating the plant so that the plant receives sunlight at all angles for equal growth.
- Last but not least, try not to provide these plants with shade as it can create leggy growth, and the same is the case with too much sunlight.
- Soil is a source of medium that helps the plant to thrive well.
- It is suggested to use a potting mix with orchid bark and perlite so that it creates an excellent mixture for the plant to grow.
- Let the soil drain as moisture retention is important for the plants to breathe.
- Wet soil will lead to disease in the plant to cause root rot in the plant.
- The pH level for the philodendron plant will lie between 6 to 7 which is slightly acidic.
- Being thirsty plants, these plants need to be watered more like when the soil becomes dry.
- The soil’s moisture can be checked by inserting a finger inside the half-inch soil; if it feels dry, then it is time to water your Philodendron Birkin.
- The perfect watering routine for these plants will be 1 time in a week and if too hot environment then 1-2 times.
- As the plant is in moist soil, also it likes to dry out soon because soggy soil can lead to various issues.
- Overfertilization leads the plant to damage to the plants and all your efforts go in vain.
- So, it is recommended not to provide them with regular fertilization as it will develop yellow-colored leaves in the plant.
- A houseplant fertilizer that is not that strong and should be balanced fertilizer will work well for these plants.
- After some months you can feed them with fertilizer so that the plant grows vigorously and you come to see its amazing foliage.
Temperature and humidity needs
- Philodendron Birkin likes the room temperature that is between 65-80 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Being a tropical plants, they like to thrive in the warm environment as it helps the plant to grow at a faster pace.
- Make sure to keep your plants away from cold drafts or air conditioners as they can hurt their growth.
- The humidity level for Philodendron birkin will suit best between 40 to 70%.
- When you plant all the tropical plants in one place, then you can provide them with a humidifier so that the humidity increases for the plants as the room temperature is low than this.
Potting & Repotting
- What about the potting and repotting needs of your philodendron birkin plants? These plants can bear the root rot for some time, so it won’t trouble you much in case of repotting them.
- You can Repot the philodendron birkin after some years when the foliage of the plant comes out of the container or pot.
- When you Repot the plant, do not use a big pot as these plants do not like to space, but feed them twitch new potting mix.
- Also, making use of porous containers will be great as these plants will remain moist. It should have drainage holes.
- Last but not least, another need for philodendron plants just like other plants is to be pruned. Though they do not like to be pruned much.
- You can make use of sterilized scissors or knives for cutting the plant to shape it.
- For letting the new growth comes, you have to prune the plant to convert the old growth into new green foliage.
- As you know pests attack the plant, trimming the plant once a month will help them to go away.
How to Grow Philodendron Birkin?
Do you know it feels amazing when you give plants as a gift or present to your friends or family? So why not this little cute indoor plant that is eye catchy? It is easy to propagate with the help of stem cuttings. Even you can grow it with the help of seeds. But growing them via stem cuttings suits them best. So, let’s know its steps:
Step 1- First, you have to collect your material like pruning scissors, it should be sharp and sterilized. Also, stem cutting from the mother plants that too 4-5 inches long for a healthy plant.
Step 2- Then, you have to take off its base leaves so that the nodes become visible, do not remove the leaves from the top.
Step 3- Now, put the node in the water and let it receive some sunlight for its growth.
Step 4– For a few weeks, this will be the process, and in between keep change in its water so that it grows freshly.
Step 5- When you will observe sprouts from it then it is time to plant in the soil for the plant to grow.
Step 6- After the tenure of 2-4 weeks, take a good container that has drainage holes so that the plant remains moist.
Step 7– Put potting ix to it and add the cutting in the center and pat the soil gently.
Step 8- Keep it in the same location as the previous one where they receive bright indirect sunlight.
Step 9- Last but not least, you have to check if the plant is receiving suffering water for its growth.
Common problems of Philodendron Birkin
Philodendron Birkin is one of those plants that need to be maintained like other varieties of philodendron and if you are not carefully doing this, then these plants can be prone to some issues. Some of those problems are discussed below:
- Curling up of leaves
- Yellow colored leaves
- Brown spots on the stems
- Leggy growth
- Pests attack
- Growing problems
Some preventive measures can help you in preserving your plant. They are as follows:
- Misting your plants with sterilized water after a few days will keep the pests away from your plant.
- You can use rubbing alcohol and dip cotton balls in it and rub them on the leaves of the plant.
- Making use of horticultural oil such as neem oil for your plants once a month if it’s infected would be great.
Wrapping up the context
In this guide, you come to know about the best plant namedPhilodendron Birkin. It is one of the attractive plants that steals everyone’s attention towards them and is adored by all, especially when it comes to its foliage. I hope you are clear with the process of growing Philodendron Birkin in your home garden as it is the easiest to grow. If not, then you can read out the whole guide to understand it properly. Till then safe gardening.
Thanks for reading! Happy gardening!