Philodendron Gigas

Description

Philodendron gigas is a species of flowering plant in the family Araceae. It is endemic to Panama, first described in 1997.

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Philodendron Gigas Care

Overview

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

Humidity

Does well in normal household humidity

Light

The Philodendron Gigas can survive in low light conditions, but grows faster and produces more leaves in medium or bright indirect light. The variegation will be more pronounced in higher light. Do not put it in direct sunlight since the sun will burn the foliage.

Soil

Use a potting soil high in organic matter that drains quickly.

Temperature

Your Philodendron Gigas will grow well in temperatures between 65-80 degrees during the day and above 55 degrees at night. Keep it away from drafts, especially during the winter months.

Watering

Water your Philodendron Gigas when the top 50% of soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

Fertilizing

Fertilize monthly during the spring and summer with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil, always make sure soil is damp before applying plant food.

Propagation

Growers use tissue cultures to propagate this Philodendron Gigas. You can use off- shoots or air layering.