Philodendron micans Plants for Sale Online
Philodendron Micans, also called Velvet Leaf Philodendron, is a vining member of the philodendron family. The Velvet leaf philodendron has a growth habit similar to its cousin, the Heart Leaf Philodendron. They are just as happy growing up with support or a trellis or trailing down from a hanging basket. The beautiful heart-shaped leaves are velvety to the touch and offer a range of colors from bronze to deep green, with pink and purple highlights on the new growth. This easy-to-grow vining house plant performs well in bright filtered light or low light conditions. This jewel has quickly become a favorite of the staff due to both the texture and the wonderful color.
|Mature Height:||8 to 24 Inches|
|Mature Width||12 Inches|
|Sunlight:||Fluorescent light to bright, indirect|
|Habit:||Weeping or climbing with support|
|Flower Color:||Does not flower|
|Foliage:||Green with a reddish hue|
|Soil Condition:||Well draining, cactus or succulent mix (part sand)|
|Water Requirements:||Likes to go dry between waterings|
|Uses:||Does well indoors and in low light conditions|
How to Care for Philodendron Micans
Before you buy a Philodendron Micans Plant, make sure to read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and thriving.
What is the best light for Philodendron Micans?
Philodendron Micans thrive in low light conditions indoors. They can handle some bright, indirect light as well, but too much direct sunlight will burn the leaves. An east facing window is best for velvet leaf philodendron followed by a western facing window. Western exposures can get hot during the spring and summer and a sheer curtain can be enough to block the direct sun.
How do I water Philodendron Micans?
Philodendron Micans Plants does like to dry out between waterings. It does not like to stay or sit in water as this can cause root rot. Plants that are watered too often will not survive. If unsure, do not water. generally a good indication of Philodendron micans needing water is when the top inch of soil feels dry. Stick your finger in the soil for the best test. When choosing a pot for planting you velvet leaf philodendron be sure to choose one with a drainage hole at the bottom. This will allow excess water to drain.
What is the best soil for Philodendron Micans?
Philodendron Micans prefers a very well draining soil, and prefer to have dry conditions. Regular potting mix with sand or perlite mixed in works well for philodendron plants potted in containers, otherwise a cactus potting mix will work. The cactus potting mix already has perlite and other ingredients to encourage good drainage.
How do I fertilize Philodendron Micans Plants?
Any all purpose, fertilizer will work for Philodendron Micans. Indoor houseplant fertilizers fall into two groups: water soluble, and granular, slow release fertilizers. Jack's Classic Indoor plant food works well as a powder fertilizer that is mixed with water to quickly provide nutrients to a plant that has been in a container for an extended time.