Philodendron Painted Lady 6 inch
This rare, climbing philodendron makes a loud splash with its variegated yellow and green blades! The leaves might remind you of the first time you attempted and failed at spin art, but we like to think that nature is the maestro of the paintbrush; or wheel in this case! Aside from its sheer exquisiteness, the Philodendron Painted Lady requires very little care on your part. A little water, a warm place to rest its feet, and dappled light are all you will need to provide this alluring temptress with the good life!
Philodendrons prefer bright indirect sunlight but can live in lower light conditions. When your Painted Lady Philodendron gets less than 5 hours of indirect sunlight each day, its new leaves will emerge smaller, the vines will become leggy, and the gorgeous colors and variegation may fade! If your home does not have bright indirect sunlight, you can use artificial light as a supplement. We recommend LED grow lights turned on for 8-10 hours each day!
Water the soil thoroughly after the soil is almost completely dry. When the leaves first show signs of wilting, is the best time to add water. Make sure you add the water slowly and evenly making sure that all the soil can absorb the water! Water your Painted Lady Philodendron more often in the growing season (spring and summer, into early fall) and reduce the frequency during winter. If the soil becomes compacted, soak the entire root system (root ball) in a bucket of water for 10 minutes to help loosen up the soil. A great way to test the soil for dryness is to pick up the plant; if it feels very light, it is most likely time to water it! You will need to water more often during the summer, or if your philodendron is living in a space that is consistently warm or hot. Make sure to check the soil for dryness every few days and water accordingly as you can never rely on a schedule!