Philodendron 'Jungle Boogie'
The Philodendron ‘Jungle Boogie’ was made for plant enthusiasts eager to create their own personal jungle. As the plant grows its leaves become larger and change their shape slightly while the serrated edge becomes more defined.
Size - 6", 7"
Key Information & Plant Overview
Other Common Names: Philodendron Narrow, Philodendron Tigers Tooth, Philodendron Narrow Green
Binomial Name: Philodendron narrow
Care Level: Easy
Light: Bright to medium, indirect
Water: Allow the top 2” of the soil to dry
Pet Friendly: No
The Philodendron ‘Jungle Boogie’ was made for plant enthusiasts eager to create their own personal jungles. Okay… Maybe not really. Similar to the Philodendron ‘Silver Sword’ the ‘Jungle Boogie’ starts off small. Immature leaves have a wavy serrated edge that comes into a nice point. Hence why it is often referred to as Philodendron narrow. As the plant grows its leaves become larger and change their shape slightly while the serrated edge becomes more defined. Like most philodendrons the ‘Jungle Boogie’ can be found in the rainforests of South America. Provide this plant with slightly higher humidity and warm temperatures to really see him take off.
PlantX Top Tip: Provide a moss pole for additional support as the plant grows. Attach aerial roots to the moss pole as they develop.
How to Care for Philodendron ‘Jungle Boogie’
Light: Prefers bright to medium, indirect light
Water: Allow the top 2” of the soil to dry before watering.
Humidity: Average relative humidity of 25% to 49%
Temperature: Average from 18°C to 24°C (65°F - 75°F)
Fertilizer: Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.
Soil: Use a well-draining, high organic matter soil mix.
Propagation: Stem cuttings
Repotting: Can be done every 12-18 months. Choose a pot that is 2” larger in diameter than the original pot.
Cleaning Tip: Remove dried or damaged leaves with shears where the leaf stalk and stem connect.
Toxicity: Toxic. Always keep your pets and children away from plants.
Philodendron ‘Jungle Boogie’ - Common Problems
There are dark brown spots on the edges of the leaves: There are a few problems that create dark brown spots - 1. Low humidity. Monitor the humidity levels in your space, if needed you can increase the humidity by misting or with a humidifier. Keep the plant away from any dry heat sources. 2. Overwatering. Follow the watering instructions - allow the top 2” of the soil to dry before watering. 3. Too much sun. Although it enjoys a bright location, it’s best to keep the plant out of direct sunlight
Why are the leaves turning yellow: As a plant matures they lose their bottom foliage. This is completely normal and unavoidable. If the upper leaves are turning yellow, you may need to reassess your watering routine or move the plant away from direct sunlight.
Why are the leaves on my plant drooping: Philodendrons love to show us when they need water! If the soil is dry and you’ve followed our watering instructions, it’s safe to say the plant is being dramatic and showing us it's thirsty.
Signs of Overwatering: New growth becomes soft and brown and the leaves begin to drop.
Common Pests: Scale, spider mites, and thrips.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does philodendron narrow climb?
The fast growing, climbing habit of Philodendron narrow is absolutely stunning. The long aerial roots support the plant as it grows. Provide a moss pole for additional support as the plant grows and attach aerial roots to the moss pole.