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Green Thumb: Meet the beautiful, green Philodendron

Our Greenthumb Expert introduces us to the philodendron and gives some great examples on plants for your home or office.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Philodendron is a leafy genus of plants that's known for their beautiful green voilage and glossy leaves and there are a lot to choose from. According to The Spruce, Philodendrons are native to the Americas and there are two basic types; the climbing varieties and the self-heading types.

Here are some tips on how to grow a Philodendron:

  • Provide spotted bright light, similar to what's found under a tropical canopy. But according to our Greenthumb Expert, they can survive in low light.
  • Philodendrons thrive in rich, loose potting soil  that will drain well. You will want high organic matter.
  • Keep the potting soil moist at all times but avoid overwatering so you don't get root rot.
  • Keep the temperature above 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Some varieties will need room to grow.

Our Greenthumb Expert offers up some great options for your home or office:

For more information on Philodendrons and how to care for them, click here.

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