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Philodendron Micans

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$28.00 CAD
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$28.00 CAD

All photos are an indication of the plant species and size reference only.  All plants will have slight variations in coloring and condition. Decorative pot not included. Plants will be shipped in sphagnum moss or perlite.

This crushed velvet sibling of the heart-leaf philodendron family is a unique take, but just as easy to take care of. Micans is a type of philodendron, which is a large genus of plants in the Araceae family. There are tons of different types of philodendron, and they can look very different. Micans looks a lot like the typical heart-leaf philodendron you might be used to seeing in local nurseries. What sets the philodendron micans apart from the traditional heart-leaf philodendron is its beautiful velvet finish. The common name for the philodendron micans is the velvet leaf philodendron. The leaves have a greenish-purplish finish with a bit of a shimmer under light. 

Care

Light: Philodendrons do well in a range of light conditions. They prefer moderate to bright indirect light, but can tolerate shadier lighting conditions as well. Avoid direct sunlight, prone to sunburn. The plant might also become a bit stemmy or leggy when it doesn’t have bright indirect light. Stemmy/leggy just means that there is more space between each leaf—the stems become more sparse. 

WaterAllow the top of the soil to dry out slightly before re-watering. Will tolerate some degree of drought better than having its roots too wet. Never allow the pot to sit in water, prone to root rot.

Temperature/Humidity Average to warm household temperatures from 18-28°C and short periods down to 12°C at an absolute push. Avoid cold draughts. Comfortable in average household humidity.

Care TipsYour Micans will work well as a hanging plant, or you can train him up a trellis or other support system. Feed every other week using a general-purpose, water-soluble fertilizer mixed to half strength.

*Philodendrons are toxic to cats and dogs. Do not consume*

Philodendrons were part of NASA clean air study and found effective in improving indoor air quality by removing formaldehyde.