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Philodendron Mican 6”

Philodendron Mican 6”

Light

  • Indoors: Bright, indirect light. It can tolerate lower light conditions but may grow slower and have less vibrant foliage.
  • Outdoors: Filtered sunlight or partial shade. Avoid direct sunlight, which can scorch the leaves.

Temperature

  • Optimal Range: 65-80°F (18-27°C).
  • Avoid: Temperatures below 55°F (13°C) and sudden temperature fluctuations.

Humidity

  • Preferred: Moderate to high humidity.
  • Tips: Use a humidity tray, mist the leaves regularly, or use a humidifier to maintain optimal humidity levels, especially in dry indoor environments.

Watering

  • Frequency: Allow the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings.
  • Method: Water thoroughly, allowing excess water to drain out of the pot. Reduce watering in the winter months.
  • Tips: Avoid overwatering and ensure the plant is not sitting in water to prevent root rot.

Soil

  • Type: Well-draining potting mix.
  • Preferred: A mixture of peat moss, perlite, and a little compost or sand works well.

Fertilization

  • Frequency: Every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer).
  • Type: Balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength.

Pruning

  • Purpose: To encourage bushier growth and maintain the plant's shape.
  • Method: Trim back any leggy stems and pinch off new growth tips to promote branching. Remove any dead or yellowing leaves.

Repotting

  • Frequency: Every 1-2 years or when the plant becomes root-bound.
  • Pot Size: Increase pot size by 1-2 inches in diameter.
  • Tips: Repot in the spring for best results.

Propagation

  • Method: Stem cuttings.
  • Steps: Take 4-6 inch cuttings from healthy stems, remove the lower leaves, and place the cuttings in water or moist soil. Roots should develop in 2-4 weeks.

Pests and Problems

  • Common Pests: Aphids, spider mites, and mealybugs.
  • Treatment: Use insecticidal soap or neem oil. Wipe the leaves with a damp cloth to remove pests.
  • Common Issues: Yellowing leaves, wilting, and leggy growth.
  • Solutions: Adjust watering, light, and humidity levels as needed. Ensure the plant is not exposed to cold drafts and is not overwatered.

Special Tips

  • Avoid: Placing the plant near cold drafts or heating vents.
  • Rotate: The plant periodically to ensure even growth and light exposure.
  • Support: Provide a moss pole or trellis if you want the plant to climb. Philodendron Micans naturally climb, and providing support will help it grow upward.
  • Cleaning: Wipe the leaves with a damp cloth to keep them dust-free and to help the plant breathe better.

Care Instructions

Delivery only available in IL & MO

Currently, shipping is only available to Illinois and Missouri addresses.

In-Store Pick Up

Free in-store pick-up is available during store hours. Orders are ready to go within 24-48 hours after your order is placed.

Additional Info

Each plant is unique; size, coloring, and shape fluctuate so your plant may be slightly different than the one pictured. However, you'll always receive a happy healthy plant hand-picked, and I won't give customers anything I wouldn't take home myself!

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