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  • Care Guide Philodendron verrucosum incensi

    Philodendron verrucosum incensi is a rare and highly sought-after species of the Philodendron plant. It is native to the tropical rainforests of Central and South America, including Ecuador, Colombia, and Peru.

    Here is a care guide for Philodendron verrucosum incensi:

    1. Lighting: Philodendron verrucosum incensi prefers bright, indirect sunlight. Too much direct sunlight can burn its leaves, while too little light can slow down its growth.

    2. Watering: Water your Philodendron verrucosum incensi thoroughly when the top inch of soil feels dry. Do not let the plant sit in standing water, as this can lead to root rot.

    3. Humidity: This plant thrives in high humidity levels, between 60-80%. You can increase the humidity around the plant by placing a humidifier nearby, misting the leaves regularly, or placing the plant on a tray of pebbles filled with water.

    4. Temperature: Philodendron verrucosum incensi prefers temperatures between 18-29°C. Avoid exposing the plant to temperatures below 13°C, as this can cause damage to its leaves.

    5. Soil: Use well-draining soil that retains moisture, such as a mixture of peat moss, perlite, and vermiculite.

    6. Fertiliser: Fertilise your Philodendron verrucosum incensi every 2-3 months during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced fertiliser.

    7. Pruning: Prune your plant as needed to remove any yellow or damaged leaves. You can also trim the plant to shape it or encourage new growth.

    8. Repotting: Repot your Philodendron verrucosum incensi every 1-2 years or when it outgrows its current pot. Use a pot that is one size larger and fill it with fresh potting soil.

    9. Pests: Keep an eye out for common houseplant pests such as spider mites, mealybugs, and scale insects. Treat any infestations promptly with an appropriate insecticide.

    By following these care tips, you can help your Philodendron verrucosum incensi thrive and enjoy its beautiful foliage for years to come.