How to Care for a Philodendron Little Hope

How to Care for a Philodendron Little Hope

Use these instructions to care for a Philodendron Little Hope. This guide will tell you how to water your Little Hope; its light, temperature, and humidity preferences; and any additional care your plant might need to help it grow.

 
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS
Your Philodendron Little Hope prefers bright, indirect light—placing it near an east or south facing window is ideal. It will, however, survive in lower light and the leaves will turn a darker green. Direct sun or too much light will burn or fade the leaves.

WATER REQUIREMENTS
Water your plant when its soil becomes dry to a depth of 1-2 inches. Water the plant until water flows into the saucer, then pour out any excess. Don’t allow the pot to stand in water, as this will cause root rot.

HUMIDITY PREFERENCE
This tropical plant prefers a bit of humidity and will benefit from regular weekly misting.

OPTIMUM TEMPERATURE
Your Philodendron Little Hope likes warm temperatures above 55 degrees. Keep it away from drafts and open doors, especially during the winter.

PLANT FOOD
Fertilize monthly during the spring and summer with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength. If light levels are high, increase to bi-weekly feeding. Too much plant food can cause excess salt to build up in the soil which can result in leaf burn.

ADDITIONAL CARE
Always remove any decaying plant material from the soil to keep your plant healthy and happy.

TOXICITY
Philodendron leaves are toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will result in swelling of the lips and tongue, and stomach irritation with possible vomiting.