Philodendron ‘Golden Dragon’ 'Lime Fiddle' Variegata (Mottled)
Philodendrons are epiphytic aroids native to many Latin countries. Most Philodendron leaves are usually large, lobed, elongated or deeply cut.
Philodendron Golden Dragon is a hybrid from Thailand. The foliage is green with unusual pinnate type lobes that gives it it's unusual shape and a unique variegation.
They add drama and give a tropical look to any space. They also add depth and height, making them even more irresistible.
Philodendrons fall under the Araceae family, a diverse genera (125 and over 3k species.)
Water & Humidity;
Water when top soil is dry, do not keep it too moist. Philodendron Gloriosum can skip a watering (don't push it past a week without checking it) and don't require extremely high humidity like some rare plants. They do thrive in humid conditions, though.
When ready to water make sure to water thoroughly and all around. I like to bring my plants to the sink for a good soak and then I let it drain completely. I usually place it on a saucer and empty it several times until there is no water coming out of the pot or left on the saucer.
They can be grown in shadier spots in the home (not low light; lower light) but will
grow faster in bright indirect light.
Potting Medium & Fertilizer;
Like many epiphytic aroids, they need a well-draining mix; perlite, coco coir, orchid bark will do the trick. You can grow in sphagnum moss but will need to incorporate nutrients.
They benefit from fertilizer throughout spring and summer because they aren't super fast growers. Use a slow-release fertilizer and/or houseplant fertilizer and make sure to follow the packaging instructions (less is more.) I recommend new plant parents begin with slow-release fertilizers because they are more forgiving than liquid fertilizers. If you don't measure liquid fertilizers properly you could easily end up with leaf or root burn.
HOW TO GROW:
Grow Philodendron Golden Dragon in a medium or bright-light spot, in fact the new leaves come out whiter or more neon in bright light conditions.
Water philodendrons only when the soil dries out completely. Take care not to overwater, which can lead to root rot.
Fertilize in the spring and summer with a general-purpose houseplant fertilizer or slow release. (Follow the directions on the fertilizer packaging to know how much fertilizer to use and how often to apply it.)
Philodendrons also appreciate warm humid temperatures so make sure to protect them from cold drafts. Like many aroids, they need above-average humidity to do their best, but can acclimate to other conditions.
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