Birkin Philodendron Care

Birkin Philodendron makes a big impact with its gorgeously variegated leaves. This variety has become extremely popular due to its gorgeous coloring, which starts off creamy white before turning green and white as the leaves age.

Light – Bright, indirect light. Can tolerate moderate light, but may lose its variegation. Does not tolerate low light and should not be exposed to direct sunlight or it may scorch.

Water – Allow to dry out approximately half way before thoroughly saturating the soil. Do not let sit in water. Regardless of variety, Philodendrons do not enjoy being overly wet and will decline if they are frequently overwatered.

Soil – An all purpose, well-draining potting soil like Espoma Potting Soil.

Temperature – Birkin prefers temperatures between 60° and 80°and should not be exposed to temperatures below 55°.

Humidity – While tolerant of average humidity, Birkin will flourish in higher levels. Frequent misting, a nearby humidifier are or a tray of pebbles and water all great methods to increase humidity. Alternatively, if your bathroom receives enough light, it’s a great location for Birkins.

Fertilization – Feed during spring, summer and early fall with a balanced fertilizer, like Bonide Liquid Plant Food according to the label’s instructions. There is no need to fertilize during winter.

Size – Birkins average 1 to 3 feet tall and wide at maturity.

Repotting – They don’t enjoy being pot bound so be sure to repot them as soon as you notice they’ve outgrown their containers. Select a container no more than two sizes larger than its current container with good drainage.

Propagation – Easily propagates from cuttings, as long as the cutting has at least one node.

Toxicity – Moderately toxic to people and pets when ingested.