Philodendron Birkin

Philodendron 'Birkin'

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A close up of a Philodendron 'Birkin' plant with attractive green leaves striped with white variegation
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Philodendron 'Birkin' is an evergreen perennial cultivar in the Araceae family. Foliage is glossy and coloured dark green, with stripes of attractive variegation in shades of creamy-yellow. The leaves are oval in shape and grow to around 20cm in length. Mature plants may produce flowering spathes. This tender species should be positioned in bright, indirect light, in well-draining soil for optimal growth, it also benefits from the highest humidity you can provide! This tropical cultivar is a fiendishly popular houseplant in many areas, including the UK. However finding one is another story!
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Cuttings

Take stem tip or leaf bud cuttings.

Special features

Indoor plant
Attractive leaves

Environment

Light

Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Chalk, Sand, Gravel, Compost

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Acid

Frost hardiness

Tender

Uses

Notes

Grown as a house plant in conservatories and used to provide tropical looking architectural interest in offices.

Personality

Family

Araceae

Flower colour

White, Green

Scent

None

Problems

Generally disease free but can suffer scale insects.

Related Problems

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