Philodendron Hooveri

Description

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

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Philodendron Hooveri Care

Overview

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

Humidity

The Philodendron Hooveri has thinner leaves than many of its relatives and requires more humidity to flourish. Mist your plant regularly especially during the drier winter months.

Light

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Soil

Use a rich quick-draining soil for Philodendron. You may have to add a little sand to your usual soil mix.

Temperature

The ideal temperature for a Philodendron Hooveri is between 65 - 78°F during the day, and around 60°F at night.

Watering

Water your plant when its soil becomes dry to a depth of 1-2 inches. Water the plant until water flows into the saucer, then pour out any excess. Don’t allow the pot to stand in water, as this will cause root rot.

Fertilizing

Fertilize monthly during the spring and summer with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength. If light levels are high, increase to bi-weekly feeding. Too much plant food can cause excess salt to build up in the soil which can result in leaf burn.

Propagation

A Philodendron Hooveri is propagated by plant division