- Florida Beauty
- Nice Variegation
- Plant in photos is exact plant you will recieve
- Shipped in pot growing in a chunky aroid mix.
Plant pictured and shipped in 4" pot from our nursery in New Orleans Louisiana.History of the Philodendon Florida Beauty :The Philodendron Florida Beauty is a variegated hybrid of the Philodendron Florida.It was first produced in Florida in the 1950s by botanist Robert McColley as part of his breeding program. This also happens to be Robert McColley's first hybrid. The plant is a hybrid of Philodendron pedatum and Philodendron squamiferum. The plant's ancestry is native to the rainforests of Central and South America.The Philodendron Florida Beauty is a fast-growing, vining plant that loves to climb. It has large, glossy, dark green leaves with contrasting red stems. The leaves are variegated, showing white and cream coloring against a green leaf. As it climbs the foliage will mature into a more articulated leaf shape.
In Robert McColley's own words:
"As Philodendron squamiferum was slow and would not stand winter shipment, and Philodendron laciniatum (pedatum) lacked colour, this looked like a good place to start. "
"Philodendron hybridization has been conducted with the objectives of producing plants that have increased beauty through new forms, leaf shapes and coloration and to produce plants which show resistance to some of the more common diseases and have improved keeping qualities in transit and in the home."
Care Tips for All Experience Levels: Whether you're a seasoned plant enthusiast or new to the world of indoor gardening, the Philodendron Florida Beauty is a joy to care for. Here are some simple guidelines to help your plant thrive:
Light: Place your Florida Beauty in bright, indirect light to encourage healthy growth and vibrant foliage. Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight to prevent leaf scorching.
Watering: Allow the top inch of the soil to dry out before watering. Aim for a consistent watering routine, keeping the soil slightly moist but not soggy. Adjust watering frequency based on the season and humidity levels.
Humidity: This tropical beauty thrives in humid environments. Regular misting or placing a tray of water near the plant can enhance humidity levels, especially in drier climates.
Temperature: Maintain a warm environment with temperatures between 65-85°F (18-29°C). Avoid sudden temperature fluctuations and drafts.
Soil and Potting: Plant your Philodendron in well-draining, nutrient-rich soil. Repot every 1-2 years to refresh the soil and provide ample space for growth.
Fertilization: During the growing season (spring and summer), feed your plant with a balanced, diluted liquid fertilizer every 4-6 weeks. Reduce or cease feeding in the cooler months.
Pruning: Trim away any yellowing or dead leaves to encourage new growth and maintain the plant's appearance.
Support: As your Florida Beauty grows, consider providing gentle support such as a moss pole for it to climb. This mimics its natural habitat and enhances its aesthetic appeal.
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