Philodendron ‘Silver’

Philodendron ‘Silver’
Learn how to care for the Philodendron ‘Silver’! 

The Philodendron ’Silver’ is native to South America and has the reputation of being one of the easiest houseplants. Known for its heart-shaped leaves and trailing vines, the cultivar ‘Silver’ has satin-like leaves that are splashed with spots of iridescent gray. This Philodendron is not actually a Philo, although it looks extremely similar, but a Scindapsus pictus 'Argyraeus'. It is particularly fitting for indoor settings because it is able to filter toxins from the air. In good indoor conditions, expect this plant to trail to 10 feet long.

General Care

 

Sunlight

Bright indirect light. Tolerates low light. Not suited for intense, direct sun – leaves will scorch.

Water

Water weekly, allowing potting mix to dry about halfway. Soil surface should be dry to touch.

Humidity

Any humidity level will do, but moist air will help lead to larger leaves and faster growth.

Temperature

Average home temperature of 65°F-75°F. It’s best not to let it go below 60°F.

Size

Young Philos are merely 6” tall, but this plant is low and fast growing. Without trimming, it can eventually trail 10’ long. Trim as desired.

Common Problems

This is generally a very easy-going plant.

SYMPTOM: Leaves turn yellow and drop

CAUSE: Overwatered

SYMPTOM: Wilting

CAUSE: Under watered

Precautions

Poisonous but non-lethal sap causes skin irritation and burning of the mouth if ingested.

Best practice is always to keep houseplants out of reach of small children and pets.

Questions? Email help@thesill

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