The Philodendron 'Painted Lady' is a collectors dream and a rare find in the UK! It is characterised by its unusual bright pink petioles and distinct leaves which unfurl a bright yellow before fading to green as they mature.
The word Philo means ‘love’ and Dendron means ‘tree’ in Greek. Philodendrons are considered tree huggers, loving to climb. They grow well in a planter, on a moss pole or a trellis.
Water regularly during warmer months but allow the soil to dry out between each watering and make sure the roots are never sitting in water for a prolonged period. Water less frequently during colder months.
Requires plenty of indirect light but may suffer if it gets too much direct sunlight. A lack of light can lead to leggy stems/ low growth rate / loss of leaves.
Avoid placing the planter next to radiators or draughty windows
Carefully wipe the leaves from time-to-time to remove any dust
Prune out any brown leaves or stems by cutting as close to the next stem or the base of the plant as possible
Use some fertiliser during warmer months i.e. April to September (little and often is best for consistent growth)
For more detailed plant care instructions, check out our guide:Plant care 101
Native to tropicaltropical rainforests of South America and the Caribbean region.
Considered mildly toxic. Keep away from pets and children.