Philodendron 'Birkin'

What To Expect

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The Philodendron 'Birkin' is low maintenance house plant characterized by its dark green, glossy leaves with white streaks of variegation. The more light you provide, the more pronounced the variegation can be. Sometimes, the leaves may be entirely green, resembling a Philodendron Congo, and others the variegation may be more pronounced with a leaf mostly white.  This plant thrives in indirect, bright light and can tolerate periods of drought, so it’s the perfect pick if you want something interesting that isn’t too fussy. 

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Philodendron
  • Pronunciation: fil-oh-DEN-dron 
  • Common Name: Birkin, White Wave
  • Family: Araceae
  • Native Range: Central America

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Easy
  • Light: Prefers bright indirect light
  • Water: Water only weekly. Avoid overwatering 
  • Humidity: Appreciates humidity can yet tolerate average household humidity. In the dry months it may appreciate being placed next to a humidifier.
  • Temperature: 60-75F for optimal growth. Avoid cold drafts and heating or cooling vents.
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves and control growth. As the plant matures, it may benefit from a support pole to keep an upright shape.
  • Feeding: Fertilize with an all-purpose liquid plant food during spring and summer. 
  • Propagation: Stem cuttings in water or soil
  • Growth: Grows slowly
  • Pests: Generally not subject to pests
  • Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets