- Botanical Name: Philodendron
- Common Names: Birkin
- Description: Exhibits a stunning variety that develops pure white pinstripes on its foliage, growing ever more variegated as the plant matures. This is a somewhat smaller, non-vining Philodendron with an upright growth habit.
- Care: Philodendron Birkin prefers bright, indirect sunlight, but it also tolerates medium conditions. However, this plant does not grow well in low-light spots. Too little light results in darkening leaves. Avoid harsh direct sun to prevent sunburn.
Birkin prefers well-drained soils that are slightly moist. Water once a week for whenever the first 2 inches of the soil is dry. Drain well after each watering to avoid root rot.
The best soil for this plant is rich but well-draining soil. Add some peat or perlite houseplant potting soil to increase drainage.
This plant grows best in normal room temperatures (between 65°F-85°F). This plant is not frost-tolerant and it does not grow well when the temperature drops below 50°F. Birkin thrives in normal indoor humidity (40-50%), but as a tropical plant, it grows better in warm and humid environments.
This plant should be fertilized once or twice per month during the growing season (spring/summer) with diluted houseplant fertilizer or compost.
This plant is toxic in ingested, so keep it out of reach of pets and children.