Birkins require bright, indirect light to keep the variegation on the leaves. Avoid direct sunlight as this may cause the leaves to dry up and fall off.
Let the top part of the soil dry before watering but do not let it dry out completely. Water about once a week. More frequent, light watering is ideal and avoid giving too much water at one time.
Prefers warmer climates of around 65°F - 75°F and very humid. The temperature should never drop under 55°F. The more humid the environment your plant has, the faster it will grow and it will produce larger leaves.
This plant is compact and will only grow up to about 1'-3' tall. Fertilizing this plant is a key component to keeping it healthy and producing large leaves. Use a well-balanced fertilizer at half strength once a week in spring and summer and once a month in cooler seasons.
Repot this plant once when the roots start to touch the bottom of your planter, about once a year. Repot during the spring in a pot that is 1" larger using a well-draining soil. A well-draining soil is important as this plant does not like sitting in water.
This plant can be propagated through stem cuttings. Take a cutting from the stem that is about 3"-6" in length and has at least 1 node and a few leaves. Place the cutting in a jar of water, providing fresh water every few days. When the roots are about 1"-2" long, you can repot the cutting into a planter with well-draining soil.
This plant is toxic to pets. It contains high amount of calcium oxalate crystals so keep away from pets and children.
About the Philodendron Birkin