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This ultimate guide on tree philodendron care will help you to maintain healthy tree philodendron houseplant. You must have heard about monstera or arrowhead houseplants. Well this houseplant is very similar to them and is an easy to care for houseplant.

And if you want a long lasting and easy to care for houseplant then tree philodendron can be a good choice.




Introduction

Lacy Tree philodendron is an amazing, fast growing, perennial houseplant that can bloom during spring to summer. However this plant only produces white to green coloured flowers once the plant is at least 15 to 16 years old.

It can grow up to 15 feet high and can spread up to 8 to 10 feet if cared well. I prefer this houseplant as it is quite alluring and good for beginners. South America is the native region of this houseplant and there you can easily find them in wild forest.

However to grow them in home you need to know few important care tips that will help you to make them bushy.




Tree Philodendron Care Guide

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Growing Season

You can start growing in plant hardiness zones 9, 10, and 11. As a gardener you will not find any difficulty in growing them in tropical to sub-tropical regions. But in temperate regions you need to protect this plant from chilling wind during winters.




Potting Mix

This famous houseplant loves moist but well drained loamy, neutral to slightly alkaline soil. However it can survive in wide range of soil. You can prepare ideal potting mix with 40% garden soil + 20% cocopeat + 10% sand + 30% any bulky organic manure like vermicompost.




Selection Of Pot

For growing tree philodendron you can select at least 10 inches pot with 2 to 4 drainage holes at the bottom. I have witnessed that it can grow well in earthen as well as cemented pots.

Moreover you can repot it into bigger pots with increasing plant size. But it can do well in the same pot too for many years.




Sunlight

Bright indirect sunlight throughout the day is very good for the growth and development of tree philodendron. You can also keep this plant under direct sunlight during early mornings to promote good growth of leaves. But direct afternoon sunlight can harm the leaves of the plant.

Unlike zz plant that can survive in low light too, this plant needs bright indirect sunlight.




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Tree Philodendron Leaves, Photo by HAN Mengqi on Unsplash

Watering

Moderate watering is good for the growth of this plant. It can tolerate drought but keeping the soil moist helps in good growth of the plant. But avoid waterlogging condition in the pot as this plant is prone to root rot disease.

I prefer misting them with water during hot summer days for healthy growth of leaves. They love hot and humid climate.




Fertilizers

Tree philodendrons are not heavy feeders, hence adding fertilizer once after every 30 days is enough to promote growth of the plant. I prefer applying one handful of any bulky organic manure with 2 tablespoon tea leaf compost.




Pests & Diseases

In severe condition your plant can get infested with mealy bugs, aphids, spider mites, or fungus gnats. You can use diluted neem oil to control them. To prevent root rot avoid waterlogging or soggy soil condition in the pot.




Author’s Note

I guess you are now clear on care of Tree philodendron plant, start growing and tell me how it went. If you have any idea, query, or suggestions then connect by commenting below. You can also connect with Agriculture Review on Koo, Facebook, and Instagram.

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