Philodendron Brasil

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Light

Your Philodendron Prince of Orange can survive in low light conditions but grows faster and produces more leaves in medium or bright indirect light. If the leaves are pale in color, the plant may be getting too much light. Do not place in direct sunlight–the sun will burn the foliage.

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Water

Water your Prince of Orange until water flows freely from the drainage holes located in the bottom of the pot. Allow the soil to dry out slightly between watering. Your Prince of Orange is sensitive to overwatering. If the soil remains constantly wet, the roots will rot.

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Humidity

Basic household humidity is fine for your Prince of Orange, but higher humidity encourages larger leaves. Your plant will benefit from occasional misting

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Temperature

Your Prince of Orange will grow well in temperatures between 65-80 degrees during the day and above 55 degrees at night. Keep it away from drafts, especially during the winter months.

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Food

Feed your Prince of Orange monthly in the spring and summer with a basic houseplant food diluted to half the recommended strength. If the leaves curl or the tips turn brown, it may be getting too much fertilizer. No fertilizer is needed in the winter months.

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Additional Care

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

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Toxicity

As the plant ages, the bottom leaves will fall off or turn brown. Use clean, sharp scissors to avoid tearing or bruising the stems. Trim out any dead, discolored, or damaged, leaves. Wash the leaves frequently to prevent dust from clogging its pores. Your Prince of Orange loves to lean towards the light, so rotating it every week or so will help it stay full on all sides.