ABOUT THE PLANT
Philodendron Velvet Leaf, also known as Philodendron hederaceum 'Micans,' is a stunning houseplant admired for its velvety, dark green leaves with a rich, iridescent sheen. Here are some details about the Philodendron Velvet Leaf:
Appearance: The Velvet Leaf Philodendron features heart-shaped leaves that are typically 2-4 inches (5-10 cm) in size. The leaves have a soft, velvety texture and display a deep green color. In bright light, the leaves can develop a reddish or coppery undertone, adding to their visual appeal.
Growth Habit: This Philodendron variety is a vining plant that can trail or climb when provided with appropriate support. It can grow long, cascading stems, making it ideal for hanging baskets or trained to climb on trellises or moss poles.
Light Requirements: Philodendron Velvet Leaf thrives in bright, indirect light. It can tolerate lower light conditions but they may exhibit slower growth and less intense leaf coloration. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves.
Watering: It's important to keep the soil slightly moist but not overly saturated. Allow the top inch (2.5 cm) of the soil to dry out between waterings. Adjust the frequency based on the environmental conditions and the plant's specific needs.
Temperature and Humidity: The Velvet Leaf Philodendron prefers temperatures between 65-75°F (18-24°C). It can tolerate slightly lower temperatures, but it's sensitive to cold drafts. It appreciates moderate to high humidity levels and benefits from misting or placing it in a humid environment.