How to care for your Philodendron Brandtianum?
The Philodendron species thrive in a bright but indirect sunlight. It will tolerate darker spots but the leaves probably will not grow bigger.
It doesn’t use too much water depending on your own climate. The plant likes it when the soil is a little moist. Make sure the soil doesn’t dry out.
The Philodendron Brandtianum likes an airy soil mix which is well draining. Try using perlite and pine bark with coco coir to keep light. If you don’t like the hassle of making your own soil you can try using our Deluxe aroid mix. Alternately you can go for a hydroponic mix like Pon or Grit.
Like most aroids the Philodendron likes a humid environment. The humidity should be at least 50%. The Philodendron Brandtianum will thrive in a higher humidity because of the shiny leaves. It can be a bit of a drama queen, if your humidity drops below 50% it may give you crispy leaves.
In the summer months you can fertilise the plant once every other week. In the colder and winter months no fertiliser is needed. Please always check the instructions on your own fertiliser if it has other care instructions.
The best time to repot is during the beginning of the growing season. Check if your plant is root bound in it’s nursery pot. Then it’s time to move it to a bigger size pot of around 2 cm extra.
The Philodendron is toxic for humans and animals if ingested.