Philodendron Chimboanum

Description

Philodendron chimboanum is a species of plant in the family Araceae. It is endemic to Ecuador. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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Philodendron Chimboanum Care

Overview

Humidity
50% - 60%
Light
Medium (Light - Indirect)
Soil
Mix soil
Temperature
15 - 24
Watering
Medium

Humidity

As with most tropical indoor plants, Philodendron Chimboanum will benefit from higher humidity, but will do fine in average household air. Higher humidity is always better for tropical houseplants.

Light

Your Philodendron Chimboanum can survive in low light conditions, but grows faster and produces more leaves in medium or bright indirect light. The silver coloring will be more pronounced in higher light. Do not place in direct sunlight, as the sun will burn the foliage.

Soil

A Philodendron Chimboanum grows best in a rich, slightly alkaline soil that retains moisture. The leaf tips burn if there is too much salt in the soil usually due to over-feeding.

Temperature

Your plant will grow well in temperatures between 70-80 degrees during the day and above 55 degrees at night. Keep it away from drafts, especially during the winter months.

Watering

Water the soil thoroughly after the soil is almost completely dry. It is a good indication to give it water when the leaves start wilting. Water more often in the growing season and reduce the frequency during the winter months.

Fertilizing

Feed your Philodendron Chimboanum monthly in the spring and summer with a basic houseplant food diluted to half the recommended strength. Fertilize every other month in the fall and winter.

Propagation

A Philodendron Chimboanum is propagated by plant division