Philodendron Painted Lady


The Philodendron Painted Lady is in high demand for its foliage, and it is obvious to us as to why. With large, elongated, green leaves speckled with yellow, and delightfully contrasting red petioles and stems, they create a truly stunning visual display. This Philodendron loves to climb and will reward you with larger and larger foliage if it is given a totem or bamboo pole for support.

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 thrive in bright light, but also can tolerate medium light. A good medium-light place in your home would be in the middle of a room that has a regular size window. They can be placed anywhere between the middle of the room and the 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 will do well in average humidity environments but will appreciate a little bit of humidity if provided, give them a mist daily or get a humidifier.

Try to avoid letting standing water pool on the leaves for very long periods of time after misting. If the plant is indeed grown on a support pole, it can produce leaves up to 6 inches or longer! As for watering, try to keep the soil a little more moist during the warmer months and then a little on the drier side during the cooler months.

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.

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