Common varieties: birkin, pink princess, imperial, congo, prince of orange
There are many different types of hybrid Philodendron, with the most well known being the pink princess. The Philodendron pink princess is an especially expensive plant because of the unpredictability of bright pink variegation passed down from the mother plant. The birkin was cultivated in hopes of becoming very popular like the pink princess, but originally came to be from a mutation in the Congo variety.
Often confused with Pothos, the Philodendron name comes from Greek, and is a combination of “love” (philo) and “tree” (dendron). They are also a great indoor choice because they remove air-born toxins such as formaldehyde from the air. Avoid direct sunlight and keep the soil moist, but not soggy!
Moderate to bright, diffused light. Keep them away from direct sun
Prefers slightly moist soil. Water as soon as the top layer of soil feels dry
This plant can handle less care
Not safe for pets
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