Philodendron ‘Painted Lady’ is cultivar from the Araceae family. It is a hybrid created by Robert H. McColley, a cross between Philodendron ‘Burgundy’ (P. Hastatum-Erubescens-Wendlandii-Imbe not otherwise identified) and a unpatented variety he identified as ‘Emerald Queen’.
Leaves are cordate (heart shaped), with new leaves having a yellow-green mottled appearance, as the plant matures, the leaves appear to be two shades of green. Stem, petiole and leaf sheath are red, this looks spectacular against the yellow-green of the leaves. This plant has a climbing growth habit so providing a stake or mosspole is recommended.
Genus name comes from the Greek ‘philo’ meaning loving and ‘dendro’ meaning tree.
Please note, each plant is numbered and the plant you select is the plant you will receive.
Pot: ø 15cm.
Height: Approximately 50cm from base of pot.
Light: Bright indirect light, meaning the plant sees the sun for 0-4 hours per day - this could be through trees or a translucent curtain, it’s important for the plant to see the sky in order to thrive.
Water: Allow the first 2-3 inches of mix to dry out, pour water slowly over the top and allow the water to pass through the drainage holes.
Potting mix: A well draining mix composed of coco coir, perlite or vermiculite, orchid bark and worm castings.
Fertilising: Feed your plant every other watering during the growing season or when you observe active growth. You can dilute fertiliser to half the recommended amount but never add more.
Temperature: 21-27°C. No lower than 15°C.
Humidity: Philodendron 'Painted Lady' prefer higher humidity but do well to adapt to average home humidity. You can increase humidity by placing the plant on a watered pebble tray or using a humidifier.
Philodendron are toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.