Philodendron Moonlight

Philodendron Moonlight

Philodendron Moonlight (Philodendron Hybrid) is a hybrid variety of the very popular and easy to care for the genus of common house plants called Philodendrons. This low growing, the shrub-like tropical plant has light-green foliage with the new leaves opening up in a bright yellow-green chartreuse color.

Philodendron Moonlight Appearance

Scientific name
Philodendron Hybrid
Common Name
Philodendron Moonlight
Size
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Philodendron Moonlight Care

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More than 24°C
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Medium
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50% - 60%
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temperature

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

light

Set the Philodendron Moonlight in a location with bright, indirect sunlight. Find a position near a window where the sun’s rays never actually touch the foliage. While it’s normal for older leaves to yellow, if this happens to several leaves at the same time, the plant may be getting too much light. On the other hand, if the stems are long and leggy with several inches between leaves, the plant probably isn’t getting enough light

watering

When growing philodendron plants, allow the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings. The length of your index finger to the first knuckle is about an inch, so inserting your finger into the soil is a good way to check the moisture level. Droopy leaves can mean that the plant is getting too much or not enough water. But the leaves recover quickly when you correct the watering schedule.

humidity

This species is quite tolerant of dry conditions. During summer it's good practice to mist the leaves.

soil

Typically any high quality, fast draining potting mix is good.

Propagation

The best time to take stem tip cuttings is during spring or early summer. Place the stem in water or moist soil and they should root quite easily.

Toxicity

Philodendron Hybrid is toxic if ingested. Keep away from pets and small children. It may also cause skin irritation.

Fertilizing

Feed philodendron houseplants with a balanced liquid foliage houseplant fertilizer that contains macro-nutrients. Water the plant with the fertilizer monthly in spring and summer and every six to eight weeks in fall and winter. Slow growth and small leaf size is the plant’s way of telling you that it isn’t getting enough fertilizer. Pale new leaves usually indicate that the plant isn’t getting enough calcium and magnesium, which are essential micro-nutrients for philodendrons.

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