Philodendron Nangaritense Fuzzy Petiole - M


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A rare plant known for its big leaves with silvery grey reflections, the Philodendron Mamei has now become a must have in an indoor jungle.

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


Origin : South-American rainforests, especially Peru and Ecuador.
Personality : Appreciates a little care
Earmark : Big light-green leaves with almost symetrical silvery variegations.
Say something smart : Identified for the first time in 1883, the Philodendron Mamei was nicknamed the 'Silver Cloud' because of its particularities. 


Which container?

A planter usually looks nice, but we recommend not to plant your new baby directly in one.
Leave it in its current pot until Spring, then ideally transfer it into a terracota pot with little drain holes when it looks cramped.

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 % or more.
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 : 19°C | Max : 30°C | Ideal : 22°C

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 : Once every other week, from April to October


Philodendron Nangaritense

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