I'm the Philodendron Birkin, a rare mutation of one of my relative philodendrons. My variegation is actually unique from plant to plant, meaning no two will look exactly the same. The beautiful dark green leaves are variegated with shades of pale yellow and the pinstripes will create a unique contrast amongst your other plants. I am a slow growing plant so give me a spot in your home where you can enjoy me for awhile.
Difficulty Level: relatively easy to care for
Light Needed: bright, indirect light
Water: let soil dry between waterings
Plant Traits: air purifying, easy to care for
The Philodendron Brikin is a unique and exotic houseplants that you may not have heard of. The Philodendron Birkin does not actually exist in the wild, it is a rare mutation of the Philodendron Rojo Congo. It is an easy to care for, slow-growing, and compact houseplant. The gorgeous, dark-ground rounded foliage is variegated with pinstripes in colors ranging from white to pale yellow. The coloring and variegation of the plant is a bit unpredictable, meaning no two of these plants will look exactly alike and your plant will have its own unique patterns. Philodendrons are great plants for improving air quality.
Botanical Name: Philodendron 'Birkin'
Nicknames: Philodendron birkin
Plant Type: Tropical shrub
Native To: Central America
Mature Size: Up to 3' tall indoors
Leaf Color: Dark green, white, light yellow
Leaf Shape: Rounded
Growing Season: Spring and summer
Favorite Rooms: Bathroom, bedroom, kitchen
Health Benefits: Purifies the air in your home
Grow Pot Size: 6" wide x 5" tall
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These fabric bags are washable and recyclable. It will take 1-2 years for the bags to semi degrade. Use your fabric bag as a decorative planter and remove from the bag when it is time to repot. This planter is designed by Root Pouch.
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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.