How to Grow a Philodendron Birkin, a beginner care guide

In this beginner guide about how to grow a Philodendron Birkin you will learn about this popular house plant which has been a favorite for generations of plant lovers, including;

  • How to care for a Philodendron Birkin,
  • How to propagate a Philodendron Birkin,
  • Common pests and diseases of the Philodendron Birkin,
  • And a few frequently asked questions.

How to care for a Philodendron Birkin

Soil

Make sure your Philodendron is planted in well-draining potting soil. I personally just eyeball my potting mixture.

I mix roughly 65-70% Miracle Gro Indoor Potting Mix with 20-25% perlite, and 10% horticultural charcoal.

I’ve found that philodendron pink princess like to be on the drier side, so let the soil dry out a little between watering. If you’re worried about over-watering, make sure to use a terra cotta pot. Always plant in pots with drainage holes.

Water

Water when the top inch of soil dries out.

Take care not to overwater, since philodendron will rot if kept soggy. If the leaves are brown and falling off, the plant is likely not getting enough water.

Droopy leaves can mean the plant is getting either too much or not enough water, but they should revive once you correct the issue.

Light

Birkin grow best in medium light and bright indirect sunlight.

Older leaves turn yellow naturally. However, if you notice several yellow leaves at once, it could be an indicator that the plant is getting too much sun.

They will tolerate low light, but if the stems become leggy with several inches between the leaves, you may need to move the plant to a brighter location.

Temperature & Humidity

The temperature tolerance of Birkin is standard for the species. In general, they should not be exposed to temperatures below 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

Indoors, protect them from cool drafts, such as those from an air-conditioning vent.

These plants do like humidity, so if you live in a dry climate you might have to boost humidity around your philodendron. To do so, you can place a humidifier, such as this one, near your philodendron. You also can place the container on a tray of pebbles filled with water, ensuring that the bottom of the container isn’t touching the water, which can lead to root rot.

Brown leaf tips usually indicate that the humidity level is too low.

Fertilizing

Feed Birkin houseplants with a balanced liquid foliage houseplant fertilizer that contains macro-nutrients. Water the plant with the fertilizer monthly in spring and summer and every six to eight weeks in fall and winter.

Slow growth and small leaf size is the plant’s way of telling you that it isn’t getting enough fertilizer.

Pale new leaves usually indicate that the plant isn’t getting enough calcium and magnesium, which are essential micro-nutrients for philodendrons.

Toxicity

Philodendron are toxic and should not be consumed by animals or humans.

Being educated on poisonous plants can help you avoid any accidents all the while enjoying your greenery.

Philodendron Birkin

How to propagate a Philodendron Birkin

Philodendron Berkin can be propagated using either water or soil propagation.

Philodendron Birkin

common pests and diseases of the Philodendron Birkin

This gorgeous plant is amazing to watch grow, but can be a bit more on the unstable side when it comes to it’s variegation and the potential of reverting back to its normal form. This video provide some basic care guidelines which have worked for them and some things to look out for with when growing a variegated plant.

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