Philodendron ‘Silver Sword’
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ABOUT PHILODENDRON ‘SILVER SWORD’
The silvery hue on the Philodendron ‘Silver Sword’ contrasts beautifully with other dark green foliage plants.
Binomial Name: Philodendron hastatum
Care Level: Easy to medium
Light: Bright, indirect light
Water: Allow the top 2” of the soil to dry
Pet Friendly: NoPlant
The silvery hue on the Philodendron ‘Silver Sword’ contrasts beautifully with other dark green foliage plants. This is a very popular Philodendron due to its unique colour and fast growing habit. As the plant matures, the leaves become sword shaped and fairly large, hence its name. This plant is perfect for any home with bright, indirect light and it requires very little maintenance.
PlantX Top Tip: Fertilize monthly to encourage new growth – this is a fast growing plant!
Is Philo Hastatum rare?
This rare plant is becoming more readily available due to its increased popularity. The care for this plant is overall easy and adds a great pop of colour to your plant collection.
Philodendron ‘Silver Sword’ – Care Practices
Light: Prefers bright, indirect light or filtered bright 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 to 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 can be placed in moist soil or water until it forms roots that are about 2-3” long then transplant to moist soil. Take a cutting with a node (where the petiole meets the main stem).
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 to keep the plant looking nice and healthy.
Toxicity: Highly toxic. Always keep plants out of reach of pets and children.
How to Care for Philodendron ‘Silver Sword’
The edges of the leaves on my plant are turning brown:
Check the humidity levels of your space. Mist your plant daily or turn on a humidifier.
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.
My plant isn’t growing any new leaves:
Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. As the plant produces more leaves, it will need additional nutrients to keep up with its growth.
Signs of Overwatering:
New growth becomes soft and brown and the leaves begin to drop.
Susceptible to spider mites. These are tough to see with the naked eye. You’ll notice fine webbing and small round yellow or brown discolorations on the leaves.
Meilleur rapport qualité/prix
great the plant shipped well it is healthy and happy
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