Philodendron ‘Florida Ghost’ is a rare aroid, its name is derived from its unusual appearance. The new leaves on this plant are almost white before they mature to a lighter green, as such it has mixed green foliage throughout the year.
This plant is toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.
How do you care for a Philodendron ‘Florida Ghost’?
Care for a Philodendron ‘Florida Ghost’ by emulating its rainforest environment. This can be done by providing it with a humid environment and a fast-draining soil mixture. Its slow upward growth can be supported by bamboo sticks or a moss pole if you choose, these will play the role that larger plants or trees would perform in their natural habitat. Keep a ‘Florida Ghost’ well-watered throughout the warmer growing season, allowing the top half of its soil to dry out before watering again.
What light does Philodendron ‘Florida Ghost’ need?
Philodendron ‘Florida Ghost’ needs bright indirect light to properly thrive. This plant is used to living in a rainforest, where the light it receives is filtered through the upper canopy. Keep this plant away from sunny windows, or any spot that receives direct light to ensure that it is not damaged by the sun and that it can maintain its slow growth.
Do the leaves on Philodendron ‘Florida Ghost’ change colour?
The leaves of Philodendron ‘Florida Ghost’ change colour as it grows. The leaves that it puts out can be white, green or somewhere in between. Its leaves will also change colour if it is not being given the correct growing conditions. For example, if the leaves turn yellow it is being over-watered, and if they turn brown it is likely being unwatered.