The Philodendron Warscewiczii Aurea Flavum, is a large and impressive plant that can be very difficult to source in the UK. It's an easy to grow plant and thrives with a bit of neglect. It is a natural climber and will grow very well on a mossy pole. Commonly knopwn as a neon or gold philodendron, the colour really pops with gorgeous transulcent leaves.
Our top tips:
- Keep in a bright room out of direct sunlight which can scorch or sunburn leaves.
- Keep in standard indoor temperatures
- Pot in a peat-based soil with drainage holes at the bottom.
- Water every week or when the top 2" of soil has dried out. These guys like it wet.
- Regularly dust with a damp cloth.
- Mist the foliage using rainwater in a spray bottle to mimick the plants humid natural environment.
- Standard liquid fertiliser can be applied once a month during spring and summer.
- Bigger plants will need trellis or support sticks to train it to stand upright.
- Check foliage for common pests such as aphids and spider mites. Many pests can be removed simply by spraying the plant with strong stream of water. You can also wash the leaves with insecticidal soap.
- Repot every year during Spring.