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Philodendron 'Brasil'

Philodendron 'Brasil'

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Common Names: Cordatum Brasil
Botanical Name: Philodendron cordatum

    Philodendron 'Brasil' Description

    The Philodendron 'Brasil' features heart-shaped leaves that are a rich green with striking variegated stripes of lime or yellow-green down the center of each leaf. This variegation adds a splash of color and makes each leaf unique. Like other Philodendrons, it is a vining plant that can either climb up a support or trail down from a hanging basket, offering versatility in how it can be displayed.

    Care Plan for Philodendron 'Brasil'

    Light: This plant prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate moderate to low light conditions. Low light may lead to less pronounced variegation and slower growth. Avoid direct sunlight, which can scorch the leaves.

    Watering: Water the Philodendron 'Brasil' when the top inch of soil feels dry. Ensure thorough watering, allowing excess water to drain away. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so good drainage is essential.

    Humidity: Philodendron 'Brasil' thrives in higher humidity but will do well in average household humidity levels. If the tips of the leaves start browning, it might benefit from increased humidity, which can be achieved through misting, placing a humidifier nearby, or using a pebble tray.

    Temperature: Keep the plant in a warm environment, ideally between 65-80°F (18-27°C). It should be protected from drafts and extreme temperature fluctuations.

    Child and Pet Safety: It is important to note that the Philodendron 'Brasil' is toxic to both pets and humans if ingested. It contains calcium oxalate crystals, which can cause oral irritation, pain, and swelling in the mouth and throat, difficulty swallowing, and vomiting. Therefore, keep this plant out of reach of pets and small children.

    General Tips: Fertilize the plant every month during the growing season (spring through fall) with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength. Regular pruning can help manage its shape and promote fuller growth. Cleaning the leaves occasionally will help maintain their health and appearance.

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