Philodendron CAPE CORAL
For generations, philodendrons have served as a mainstay in many gardens. Philodendron care is easy because if you watch for the signals, the plant will tell you exactly what it needs.
Even inexperienced gardeners will have no trouble growing philodendron plants because they adapt readily to the conditions. This makes learning how to care for a philodendron incredibly simple.
Set the plant in a location with bright, indirect sunlight. Find a position near a window where the sun’s rays never actually touch the foliage. While it’s normal for older leaves to yellow, if this happens to several leaves at the same time, the plant may be getting too much light. On the other hand, if the stems are long and leggy with several inches between leaves, the plant probably isn’t getting enough light.
When growing philodendron plants, allow the top inch of soil to dry out between watering. The length of your index finger to the first knuckle is about an inch, so inserting your finger into the soil is a good way to check the moisture level.
Droopy leaves can mean that the plant is getting too much or not enough water. But the leaves recover quickly when you correct the watering schedule.
Moderately salt tolerant, these plants need the warmth of Zone 10 to thrive and are evergreen unless winter is harsh. A shade to part sun location is best, though these shrubs will grow in part shade.