Philodendron Micans

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Philodendron Micans are known for their iridescent, heart-shaped leaves that are velvety in appearance. Depending on the lighting conditions the foliage color can vary from a bronzy-green to rich purple, with new leaves emerging between yellow and green, edged with pink. This Philodendron is adaptable to many growing conditions and can bring texture to a room. It looks exceptionally elegant cascading from a hanging basket or growing up a totem pole. 

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Philodendron
  • Pronunciation: fil-oh-DEN-dron 
  • Common Name: Philo micans, Micans, Velvet-leaf Philodendron, Heart-leaf philodendron
  • Family: Araceae
  • Native Range: Native to the Caribbean and Mexico

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Easy
  • Light: Prefers bright light for best growth. Avoid direct sunlight as the leaves may burn and dry out quickly.
  • Water: Water when soil is dry. Water from above and allow the water to drain out the drainage holes. Avoid over-watering. When underwatered, the leaves will begin to droop.
  • Humidity: Appreciates humid environment. Can tolerate average household humidity. Will maintain their best appearance when placed next to a humidifier or in a humid environment during the dry winter months. 
  • Temperature: 60-75F for optional growth. Avoid cold drafts. Avoid placing next to heating or air conditioning vents.
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves and control growth.
  • Feeding: Fertilize with an all-purpose liquid plant food during spring and summer. 
  • Propagation: Easily propagated from stem cuttings in water or soil
  • Growth: Known to be a slow grower
  • Pests: Generally not subject to pests. Look out for fungus gnats.
  • Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets