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Philodendron pastazanum 'Silver'

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Philodendron pastazanum: Philodendron pastazanum is a species of the Philodendron genus, known for its large, distinctive leaves and climbing or trailing growth habit. Please note that specific care requirements or characteristics may vary, and it's always best to refer to updated and accurate sources.

Here are some general care tips for Philodendron pastazanum:

  1. Appearance:

    • Philodendron pastazanum is recognized for its large, heart-shaped leaves with prominent ribbing. The leaves can grow quite large, making it an attractive choice for those who appreciate bold foliage. The 'Silver' hybrid has beautiful splashes of silver throughout the leaf face.
  2. Light Requirements:

    • Provide bright, indirect light for optimal growth. While it can tolerate lower light conditions, it tends to thrive in well-lit environments without direct sunlight.
  3. Temperature:

    • Maintain a warm environment for Philodendron pastazanum. It prefers temperatures between 65-80°F (18-27°C).
  4. Watering:

    • Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Allow the top inch of the soil to dry out before watering again.
  5. Humidity:

    • Philodendron pastazanum appreciates higher humidity levels. Regular misting or placing the plant in a humid environment can be beneficial, especially in drier climates.
  6. Soil:

    • Use a well-draining potting mix rich in organic matter. A mix designed for aroids or tropical plants is often suitable.
  7. Fertilization:

    • Feed the plant with a balanced liquid fertilizer during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce or eliminate fertilization in the dormant winter months.
  8. Potting:

    • Repot Philodendron pastazanum as needed, typically every 1-2 years, or when it outgrows its current pot. Choose a pot with drainage holes to prevent waterlogging.
  9. Propagation:

    • Propagation can be done through stem cuttings. Take a cutting with a node and place it in a well-draining potting mix. Roots typically develop at the nodes.
  10. Pests:

    • Keep an eye out for common houseplant pests such as spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs. Regularly inspect the plant and take appropriate measures if an infestation occurs.