Philodendron Burle Marx
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The reason philodendrons make such amazing indoor plants is that they adapt to a wide variety of lighting and water conditions in the wild and so will thrive indoors very well. The plants have large, green, dark leaves which allow them to absorb even the tiniest traces of light and water in the wild or at home.
With its elongated heart-shaped emerald green leaves full of texture and one central vine and lots of aerial roots, the Burle Marx is a very beautiful plant that gets better with age as the aerial roots grow thick and the leaves spread wide. Once you have grown a Burle Marx it will soon become one of your favourite plants.
Philodendron Burle Marx is very easy to care for and perfect for a corner with low light, this is one of our favourites, there aren't many plants that pump out new leaves all winter long the way this one does!
A rainforest regular hailing originally from South America and it really brings a touch of the exotic! Brighten up dreary days by looking at your Philodendron and imagining hot, moist heat and birds screeching, let yourself be carried away to the jungle!
These plants aren’t hard to look after, they will thrive in the shade which makes them ideal if you have no experience of looking after houseplants. It also means they aren’t hard to situate in your home, they will love any corner of any room really, in the sun or in the shade.
Why the strange name? Well, It was named after Roberto Burle Marx, who was the first (Brazilian) architect that used native plants in the modern landscape.
Philodendrons would make a great houseplant gift for friends or family - surprise them with rainforest style! Low maintenance and an excellent choice for anyone new to growing houseplants. This plant will thrive as long as it's water only when it's completely dry and kept in a warm and sunny spot.
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Burle Marx Philodendron care level
This plant is easy to care for, great for beginners.
Where should I put Burle Marx?
Philodendrons like a shady corner, it will also enjoy a sunny spot, so it’s not a fussy plant.
How should I water this plant?
Water when the top two inches of soil are dry, make sure you don’t overwater this plant.
Should I feed this plant?
Feed once a month in spring and summer with liquid plant food. Why not try our own vegan, organic plant food?
Is this plant suitable if I have pets?
This plant is toxic to cats and dogs.
What size is this plant?
W10cm x H30cm. For a stylish finish, have a look at our selection of seagrass planters!
For general advice on houseplant care, why not have a look at our video?
Our plants are supplied in a plastic nursery pot