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Philodendron 'Birkin'

Philodendron 'Birkin'

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The Philodendron 'Birkin' is a chimeric mutation of the Philodendron 'Congo Rojo'. It is an elegant and eye-catching houseplant known for its striking variegated leaves that feature creamy-white pinstripes against a glossy green background. The plant displays an upright growth habit, with leaves that unfurl to reveal the unique striping. At full maturity, the Philodendron 'Birkin' can achieve a height of approximately 2-3 feet.

Botanical & Common Names

Botanical: Chimeric mutation of the Philodendron 'Congo Rojo'

Common: Birkin Philodendron Plant, Birkin Plant

Necessary Care Tips

  • Light: Bright Indirect
  • Ideal Temperature: 65-80°F
  • Humidity: High
  • Water: When the top 2 inches of soil are dry
  • Fertilize: Once a month during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength
  • Preferred Soil: Well-Draining Potting Mix

Advanced Care Tips

  • They are one of the easiest plants to propagate, often requiring just a stem cutting placed in water or soil.
  • Philodendrons prefer Bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light conditions.

Plant Insights

  • Member of the Araceae family, also known as the Arum family, which is a large family of flowering plants that includes over 3,700 species.
  • Philodendrons are native to tropical regions of the Americas, including the Amazon rainforest and other parts of Central and South America.
  • A chimeric mutation refers to a genetic mutation that occurs in some but not all cells of an organism. In plants, this can result in a specimen with two or more genetically distinct types of tissue growing together. The term "chimera" is derived from Greek mythology, where the Chimera was a creature composed of parts from different animals.
  • Philodendrons are known for their air-purifying qualities and can help remove pollutants like formaldehyde and benzene from the air.
  • A "self-heading" Philodendron refers to a type of Philodendron plant that grows upright and does not vine or climb in the way that some other members of the Philodendron genus do. Unlike the climbing or trailing varieties that require support to grow upwards and can spread out significantly if allowed, self-heading Philodendrons have a more compact, bushy growth habit, producing leaves from a central base or trunk.
  • Unsafe / Toxic
  • Medium Maintenance

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