How to Grow a Philodendron Florida Ghost, a Beginner Care Guide

In this beginner guide of how to grow a Philodendron Florida Ghost you will learn about this popular plant which has become a coveted houseplant for plant lovers, including;

  • Why is Philodendron Philodendron Florida Ghost so expensive?
  • How to care for a Philodendron Florida Ghost.
  • How do you keep Philodendron Florida Ghost Color?
  • How to propagate a Philodendron Florida Ghost.
  • Common pests and diseases of the Philodendron Florida Ghost.
  • And a Few Frequently Asked Questions.

Philodendron Florida Ghost is a rare, evergreen, hybrid Philodendron. The multi-lobed leaves are white in their juvenile state.

As they grow, the color changes beautifully into shades of yellow and finally turns green. Philodendron Florida Ghost Care includes bright indirect sunlight, warm temperature, and frequent watering after the upper soil gets dry.

The plant is a climber and its reddish stems grow beautifully around support. Importantly, keep your kids and pets away from this toxic houseplant.

Philodendron Florida Ghost are expensive but also still a type of philodendron which are incredibly easy to grow. Philodendrons made our list of the 20 Best Indoor Plants You Can’t Kill.

Why is Philodendron Philodendron Florida Ghost so expensive?

How to care for a Philodendron Florida Ghost.

Soil

Make sure your Florida Ghost 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 Florida Ghost Philodendron 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 Florida Ghost 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

Bright indirect sunlight is ideal for the Florida Ghost Philodendron. You can place it indoors near a window, where the sun lights but doesn’t reach the plant directly. Importantly, exposure to direct sunlight may burn the foliage.

Yellowing of leaves is a part of development. Older leaves turn yellow naturally. 

However, if a large number of leaves are turning yellow, it may be a symptom of over-exposure to sunlight. On the other hand, the leggy stem indicates a shortage of sunlight.

Temperature & Humidity

The temperature tolerance of Philodendron Florida Ghost 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 Philodendron Florida Ghost 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 Florida Ghost 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.

How do you keep Philodendron Florida Ghost White?

How to propagate a Philodendron Florida Ghost.

Philodendron Florida Ghost can be propagated using either water or soil propagation.

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Common pests and diseases of the Philodendron Florida Ghost.

Philodendron are not prone to insects, but you may encounter aphids and mealybugs.

You can wipe off mealybugs with cotton balls dipped in rubbing alcohol.

Periodically showering the plant with water and applying insecticidal soap will help keep pests at bay.

And a Few Frequently Asked Questions.

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