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.
Pot: ø 12cm.
Height: Approximately 35cm from base of pot.
This plant is an example of what we have in stock. You will receive a plant as close to this image as possible.
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.