Philodendron tortum (Grower's Choice)
Philodendrons are epiphytic aroids native to many Latin countries.
Most Philodendron leaves are usually large, lobed, elongated, or deeply cut but not the Philodendron Tortum , which is what makes it so unique!
The Philodendron Tortum is multi-stemmed with leaves looking skeletal because of their thin and long appearance.
Philodendron Tortums like warmer humid temperatures but can adapt.
Water & Humidity; Water when topsoil is dry, do not keep it too moist. 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 them 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.
Will grow faster in medium to bright indirect light, keep out of full sun.
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.
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