Philodendrons are one of the most popular and versatile houseplants out there. With a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, they not only add jungle vibes to any room, they are also easy-to-care for. In this blog, we'll be sharing our top 5 favorite philodendrons in stock right now and why we love them. Whether you're an experienced plant parent, or just starting out, these plants are sure to catch your eye and bring a touch of color to your home. So, let's dive in and discover a new fave philodendron!
A Little Bit About Philos -
Philodendrons are tropical plants that usually grow on the forest floor, or as epiphytes on other plants (mostly large trees). This means that they will grow on plants, but are not parasitic to that plant. When it comes to caring for them as houseplants, philodendrons usually enjoy the following care:
Light: Bright indirect light, but can tolerate low light.
Water: Allow soil to dry out partially between waterings. Do not overwater.
Soil: Well-draining potting mix.
Plant Food: Feed every 4-6 weeks during the growing season.
Now onto our list of favorites:
5. Silver Sword Philodendron -
This sleek and stylish philodendron is a true showstopper. With its shimmering silver foliage, it'll add a touch of minty color to your space. This variety is a vining philodendron, so it can become a climber, or a trailer, depending on your style. It's also a resilient plant that will thrive even in low light, making it a perfect choice for those who want a stunning plant that's also low-maintenance.
4. Narrow Tiger Philodendron -
This plant is a real tiger in disguise. With its narrow, jagged leaves that stretch in all directions, it is sure to bring a touch of the wild to your home. This upright-growing philo is a great arrangement plant to be paired in containers with plants that love similar care. Or, it is great on its own as a statement piece.
3. Florida Green Philodendron -
Bring a touch of the Sunshine State to your home with this lush and vibrant philodendron. This philodendron is mostly notable for its intriguing-shaped leaves. This feature makes it a very elegant plant, but its carefree attitude means you can sit back and relax while it does its thing.
2. Summer Glory Philodendron -
This plant is a true summer beauty, with its big and bold leaves that have a characteristically bronzed look, especially to their new foliage. It's also a fast grower, so you can watch it thrive and fill out your space in no time. Make sure you give this variety plenty of bright, indirect sunlight and feed every so often to keep seeing those big leaves pop out.
1. Painted Lady Philodendron -
This plant is a true work of art, with its delicate foliage that's painted with strokes of white, yellow, and green. It's a beautiful addition to any room and its dainty size makes it perfect for small spaces or as a pop of color on a windowsill. This philodendron does get bigger though as a vining plant, so make sure to give it space as it grows.
These may be some of our fave philodendrons, but there are many more varieties of philodendrons and other houseplants alike to collect from our year-round locations!
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