Philodendron Melinonii Gold
Philodendron Golden Melinonii is a beautiful and hardy Philodendron with long, neon green, waxy leaves. Native to Central and South America, this aroid stays relatively compact, not climbing or trailing as other varieties do. To keep this plant happy, it enjoys a nice, warm, bright location with morning sun or plenty of bright indirect light.
They should not be in a position to see the sun directly, although early morning or late evening sun is fine. Filtered sunlight through a sheer curtain is best and most homes are comprised primarily of indirect sunlight. The best spot for them is where they do not see the sun during the majority of the day but still get bright, indirect light.
They will do well in medium light but will grow faster with brighter light. A good medium-light place in your home would be in the middle of a room that has a regular size window. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.
They like the soil to be relatively dry before the next watering. That usually takes about 2 weeks in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions, but for them, it's always safer to underwater or water when you see signs of lack of water (i.e. droopy, floppy, or soft leaves). Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.
They can live in any average home humidity condition and are fairly hardy.
If your plant begins to get too leggy, prune the stretched-out growth and root those cuttings in water, ensuring there is a node (section of stem where a removed leaf or branch meets the stem) in the water, from which the roots will form. Make sure to move your plant somewhere where it will receive brighter light to avoid the same thing happening again. In the future, once the cutting has rooted, pot that cutting back into the original plant to make it more full.
The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.