Use these instructions to care for a Philodendron Brasil. This guide will tell you how to water your Philodendron Brazil; its light, temperature, and humidity preferences; and any additional care your plant might need to help it grow.
LIGHT REQUIREMENTSThe Philodendron Brasil can survive in low light conditions, but grows faster
and produces more leaves in medium or bright indirect light. The variegation will be more pronounced in higher light. Do not put it in direct sunlight since the sun will burn the foliage.
WATER REQUIREMENTSWater your Philodendron well and allow the top 50% of the soil to dry before watering again. Yellow leaves may indicate over watering, while brown leaves mean the plant needs more water.
HUMIDITY PREFERENCEBasic household humidity is fine for your Philodendron Brasil, but higher humidity encourages larger leaves. Your plant will benefit from the occasional misting.
OPTIMUM TEMPERATUREYour plant will grow well in temperatures between 70-80 degrees during the day and above 55 degrees at night. Keep it away from drafts, especially during the winter months.
PLANT FOODFeed the Philodendron Brasil monthly in the spring and summer with a basic houseplant food diluted to half the recommended strength. Fertilize every other month in the fall and winter.
ADDITIONAL CARETrim out any dead, discolored, damaged, or diseased leaves and stems as they occur. Use clean, sharp scissors to avoid tearing or bruising the stems. Snip stems just above a leaf node.
Wash the leaves frequently to prevent dust from clogging its pores.
TOXICITYPhilodendron leaves are toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will result in swelling of the lips and tongue, and stomach irritation with possible vomiting.