Philodendron Hope

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Lighting Requirements

Your Philodendron Hope will enjoy bright indirect light. It can survive in medium light but grows slower. The variegation on the leaves will be brighter in more light. Do not put in full sun, as the leaves will burn.

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Watering Needs

Water when the top half of the soil is dry. Water until liquid seeps through the bottom of drainage hole. Discard extra water. Do not let the water sit or it can cause root rot. During the winter water less.

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Humidity

Higher humidity encourages larger leaf growth. Mist regularly or place near a humidifier

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Temperature Preferences

These plants do the best in temperatures around 70-80 degrees and above 55 degrees at night. Keep these plants away from drafts.

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Fertilizer

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..

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Pet-Friendly

Philodendrons are toxic to pets and humans. It can cause mouth swelling and stomach irritation when consumed.