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6” Philodendron Atabapoense - LOCAL PICKUP ONLY

6” Philodendron Atabapoense - LOCAL PICKUP ONLY

Regular price $55.00 USD
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Philodendron Atabapoense, a unique and rare tropical houseplant, features striking elongated leaves with a dark green color and red undersides. Here are care tips for this captivating plant:

1. Light: Provide bright, indirect sunlight. Avoid direct sun exposure, as it can scorch the leaves. Low to moderate light conditions are also tolerated, but growth may slow.

2. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry, and reduce watering during the winter when growth slows.

3. Humidity: Maintain high humidity levels, as Philodendron Atabapoense thrives in such conditions. Use a humidity tray, a room humidifier, or regular misting to keep the air moist.

4. Temperature: Keep the plant in a warm environment with temperatures between 65-80°F (18-27°C). Avoid exposure to cold drafts.

5. Soil: Use a well-draining, peat-based potting mix to help retain some moisture while preventing overwatering.

6. Fertilization: Feed the plant with a balanced liquid fertilizer every 2-4 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer).

7. Pruning: Trim leggy growth to encourage a bushier appearance and remove any damaged or yellowing leaves.

8. Support: Provide a moss pole or trellis to support the plant as it matures, promoting upward growth.

9. Repotting: Repot when the plant becomes root-bound, typically every 2-3 years.

10. Pests: Keep an eye out for common houseplant pests like mealybugs and spider mites, and address any infestations promptly.

With proper care, Philodendron Atabapoense can thrive and make a striking addition to your indoor plant collection.

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