Philodendron Longilobatum 'Lelano Miyano' - M

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Nope, you ain't dreaming! This beauty is available here: this famous and very sought-after Philodendron is known for the originality of its mature leaves, as well as for its quite original history.

  • Brightness Bright indirect light
  • Humidity High need in humidity
  • Growth stage Adult
  • Difficulty Appreciates a little care

Just as in nature, all plants are different... so these pictures only illustrate one of our plants!


Origin: South-American rainforests, particularly Brasil.
Personality: Appreciates a little care.
Earmark: Its exceptional leaves, with very thin, oddly cut and long lobes.
Say Something Smart: The Philodendron Longilobatum 'Lelano Miyano' has long been considered the Holy Grail of the species, along with Philodendron spiritus-sancti. Why? The loss of the "backup" plant, which was introduced to a nursery in Brasil by famous R. Burle Marx. How didn't it disappear? Because the lucky gift of another backup plant to his friend, Leland Miyano, allowed him to find it again and work on it. However, starting with one plant only takes a long time, which explains why it is still very rare to find it on the market. 


Which pot? 

A planter is beautiful, but never put your plant directly in it. Leave it in its original pot until Spring, and only repot it if it seems cramped. The ideal container: the terracotta pot with draining holes.

Finding its place

Brightness: Good level of brightness, as close as possible from a window but no direct sun.
Avoid letting it feel draughts near the windows and take it away from heating sources.
Humidity: 60 % minimum.
Tip : Spray its leaves with water (ideally rain-water) once a week. 
Tip 2 : Place some wet clay pebbles under the pot, so they keep diffusing humidity. 
Temperature: Min : 18°C | Max : 27°C | Ideal : 22°C

Careful: high dosage ingestion of the plant can lead to risks for your pets.
Make sure to keep it away from them and don't serve it for their dinner ;-)

Day-to-day care

Watering (purely indicative, depends on your local environment): once a week in Spring/Summer, and once every 10 days in Autumn and Winter.
Tip : Put your knuckle in the ground. If it feels totally dry, add some water to keep the soil wet (but not soaking it). 
Fertilizer: Prefer a slow release fertilizer to renew every 3 months. Some great ones exist in the shape of sticks to put in the substrate.


Philodendron Longilobatum

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