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Philodendron hederaceum "Silver Stripe" - 4" Pot

Philodendron hederaceum "Silver Stripe" - 4" Pot

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Philodendron hederaceum 'Silver Stripe' is notable for its attractive foliage, which features silver or cream-colored stripes or variegation on the leaves.

The leaves of Philodendron hederaceum 'Silver Stripe' are heart-shaped and typically have a glossy dark green color with silver or cream-colored stripes running along the veins. The variegation can vary in intensity and pattern, making each leaf unique.

This Philodendron cultivar has a climbing or trailing growth habit. It produces long vines that can reach several feet in length if given proper support. It is also suitable for hanging baskets or can be trained to grow on a moss pole or trellis.

Light Requirements: Philodendron hederaceum 'Silver Stripe' thrives in bright, indirect light. It can tolerate lower light conditions but may exhibit less variegation and slower growth. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves.

Temperature and Humidity: This cultivar prefers average to warm room temperatures between 65-85°F (18-29°C). It appreciates moderate to high humidity levels, which can be increased by misting the leaves or placing the plant on a tray with water and pebbles.

Watering: Water the plant when the top inch (2.5 centimeters) of the soil feels slightly dry. Avoid overwatering, as it can lead to root rot. Ensure proper drainage and allow excess water to drain away to prevent waterlogging.

Soil and Potting: Use a well-draining potting mix that retains some moisture but doesn't become overly soggy. A mix of peat moss, perlite, and a small amount of orchid bark or sphagnum moss can work well.

Fertilizer: Feed Philodendron hederaceum 'Silver Stripe' with a balanced, water-soluble houseplant fertilizer diluted to half strength. Apply the fertilizer every 2-4 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer) to promote healthy growth.

Propagation: Philodendron hederaceum 'Silver Stripe' can be propagated through stem cuttings. Take a cutting with at least two leaves and place it in a well-draining rooting medium. Provide warmth, humidity, and indirect light to encourage root growth.

It's important to note that Philodendron species, including Philodendron hederaceum 'Silver Stripe,' are toxic to humans and pets if ingested. Keep it out of reach from children and pets.

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