The Philodendron hederaceum’ Lemon Lime’ is a simply stunning rare plant species boasting exotic and vibrant variegated foliage. Surging with shades of yellow, green, cream and white, it is a truly captivating sight. This magnificent exotic is native to Central and South America and grows naturally in humid rainforest jungles.
This variety is highly prized due to its rarity and ornamental value, making it the perfect addition to any indoor plant collection.
Tips for nurturing your Philodendron hederaceum ‘Lemon Lime’
This plant is adaptable to most areas but can effectively thrive in bright, indirect light and should be kept away from direct sun.
It is best kept in temperatures that range from 18°c/64°f to 27°c/81°f.
Soil Type and Drainage
The ideal soil type for your Philodendron hederaceum’ Lemon Lime’ should be airy and fast draining to remove any excess water from the root zone easily.
It likes humidity and should be misted regularly. A humidifier is encouraged in any dryer office or home.
Let the soil dry out slightly between waterings and water less during winter.
The Philodendron hederaceum’ Lemon Lime’ is mildly toxic to humans and pets if ingested, so keeping it away from curious toddlers and animals is essential.
A balanced fertilizer once a month during the growing season, from Spring to Autumn, should be enough to keep your plant healthy and nourished.
Troubleshooting Pests, Diseases and Common Problems
The Philodendron hederaceum’ Lemon Lime’ is susceptible to infestations of common pests such as aphids, mealy bugs and spider mites. Immediate action must be taken to prevent the further spread of the disease. Monitor carefully for discolouration in the leaves, stunted growth and any signs of fungus.
The best way to propagate is through stem cuttings. Cut off a 3 – 5 inch stem section and place in a glass of water or potting mix. Once the roots have developed roots and 4-5 new leaves, pot up in fresh, moist soil.
The Philodendron hederaceum’ Lemon Lime’ is the perfect addition to your home or office with its rarity, vibrant foliage and the prospect of efficiently propagating new plants. Its simple light and humidity requirements make it very hardy and easy to care for, allowing you to watch its delicate leaves flourish in a relatively low-maintenance environment. If you’re looking for a unique, exotic and eye-catching addition to your indoor jungle, the Philodendron hederaceum’ Lemon Lime’ is definitely for you.