Philodendron – Birkin
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- Birkin White Wave
Philodendron Birkin is a spectacular cultivar of Philodendron Congo Rojo, native to the tropical parts of South America. In Greek, Phileo means ‘to love’ and dendron means ‘tree’, It features long, oval-shaped leaves with beautiful white pinstripes, grows from its center unlike other Philodendron vines. The Philodendron Birkin is thought to be either a mutation of the Philodendron ‘Rojo Congo’, or a hybrid of ‘Rojo Congo’ and ‘Green Leaf Philodendron’, which originated in Thailand. This is why this unique cultivar continue to mutate, sprouting combinations of deep red and pinstriped foliage. The unique pattern of this plant along with its easy maintenance has made it a popular choice amongst decorative plants for dotting plant parents.
The Philodendron Birkin thrives in bright, indirect light. That means a few feet away from a bright window, filtered by thin curtains or blinds. Do not expose to direct sun light or the leaves may "burn".
Water your Philodendron Birkin houseplant once a week. Keep the soil lightly moist and water when the top two inches become dry.
Your Philodendron Birkin perfers temperatures between 55⁰F-86⁰F. Do not expose to temperatures below 55⁰F.
Use a water-soluble fertilizer every 2-4 weeks on your Philodendron Birkin houseplant.
As you can see, Philodendron Birkin leaves have striking white and green stripes, which makes this plant stand out. This plant can actually mutate (again) and turn red or cream!
It is healthy to keep plants dust-free, as it helps them maximize photosynthesis. Cleaning your plant with a damp towel or even taking it out in the rain will help remove dust.
Native to tropical South America
Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate
As with most tropical plants, the Philodendron Birkin is toxic and should be kept away from pets and children.
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