Philodendron Hope

The Philodendron Hope grows to be come a sizable long stemmed plant with large narrow jagged shaped leaves. The newer leaves unfurl from the center of the plant with lime green colouring. As the leaves mature they then transition to a dramatic dark green colouring. The growth pattern of the Philodendron Hope creates a delicious silhouette of foliage which brings life to your interior design.

This plant is also known for its air purifying qualities which will work to continue to improve the overall health of your home, all while adding style and colour to your home.

The Philodendron Hope is native to regions in South America. Being a tropical plant it enjoys the warm indoor environment, although an occasional misting to increase the humidity will ensure your plants happiness in its new home. As a larger leaved plant, regular maintenance includes removal of dead leaves, rotating to ensure leaves don’t stretch towards the light, and regular wiping or washing of the leaves to help it photosynthesise. Having a plant like this in your home is bound to add a pocket of happiness to your house. Finish this look by partnering your plant with a natural fiber basket for the perfect and cost effective style.

Philodendron Hope Plant Care

Temperature

The Philodendron Hope prefers a warm and humid environment.

Light

It will thrive in medium to bright, indirect sunlight.

Watering

It will prefer an aerated moist soil. Not too wet and not too dry. Water regularly, but allow the soil to partly dry out before watering again. The roots do not like to be left wet so ensure that your pot has good drainage.

Soil

The Philodendron Hope prefers a rich bark/peat based soil which is not too heavy. It needs to be able to retain moisture, but not hold water.

Fertilizer

During spring and summer use an all-purpose liquid plant food to promote new growth. It is important to increase the amount of fertilizer used if your plant is kept in brighter or warmer conditions as an increase in your plants growth will require additional nutrients.

Toxicity

Philodendrons are toxic plants. Digestion of any part of the plant can cause problems. Keep out of reach of both children and pets.

Maintenance

The Philodendron Hope needs clean leaves to photosynthesise in order to feed itself. Regularly wipe your plants leaves with a damp soft cloth or give it a full shower every now and again to remove any dust that has accumulated. Regular rotation of your plant will also ensure your plant grows relatively symmetrically.

Re-potting

When the Philodendron Hope roots appear to have filled the bottom of the pot it is time to upgrade the pot size. As a plant with larger leaves and structure ensuring your plant has enough space is important. If the plant is pot bound it will limit its growth and impact on the plants health.

Potential Problems

Dried Leaves: Yellowing can be an indicator of one of several issues. It can indicate that the plant has been over watered, forcing leaves to rot due to over-saturation. Alter your watering regime and your plant should return back to normal. It may also indicate that the lighting conditions are not correct. A shift of location should help.

Wilting plant: This can be an indication of over-watering which has caused root rot. It is recommended that you ensure your plants are allowed to dry-out between watering.

Mealy Bugs: The Philodendron Hope is typically not prone to pests or diseases. However, you may encounter mealybugs and aphids. Mealybugs can be dealt with by dipping cotton buds into rubbing alcohol and wiping the mealybugs.