How to grow philodendron in a Pot 

  1. Choose a pot at least twice the size of the select plant and position in a spot indoors that is well lit, but away from direct sunlight like a near a window. 
  2. Partially fill the pot with Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter
  3. Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots and cut away any circled or tangled roots.
  4. Position in pot and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. Water in well keeping the water away from the leaves. 
  5. After the initial watering, allow the potting mix to almost completely dry out before watering again. To test, insert your index finger to the first knuckle, if it’s dry, water and if it’s still moist, don’t water. 
  6. Feed fortnightly during the growing season – usually from spring to autumn – with Yates Thrive Houseplant Liquid Plant Food.  


Growing tips

  • Remove dead leaves from the stems. 

  • Trim dead or dry brown stems from the base of the plant. 

  • Wipe the leaves with damp cloth to remove dust. 

  • Mist during dry and hot season to create a moist condition. 

  • Divide and repot every 2-3 years in spring to keep the plant healthy. 

  • Varieties include:

  • Xanadu, Philodendron bipinnatifidum (Selloum), Philodendron cordatum (Heart Leaf), Rojo Congo, Hastatum ‘Silver Sword’ and Philodendron hederaceum (Velvet Leaf)

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Problems & Solutions

Mealybugs: New growth appears distorted with a whitish substance in the leaf axils. 

Solution: Yates Nature's Way Citrus & Ornamental Spray.