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Philodendron Mottled Golden Dragon Care

Philodendron Mottled Golden Dragon Care & Maturity

July 06, 2022

Philodendron Mottled Golden Dragon is a rare hybrid from Thailand created from Philodendron bipennifolium. It has pinnately lobed, golden mottled (not always) green leaves that roughly look like a dragon’s head or arrowhead.

Watering: Prefers to stay moist without being soggy. Water when top 1-2" of soil is dry until water drains from bottom of pot. Do not leave sitting in drainage.
Light Requirements: Bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sun to prevent scorching.
Humidity Needs: Moderate, over 60%. Can be boosted with pebble trays and/or clustering with other humidity lovers.
Soil Preference: 
Requires a well-draining soil mix that allows water retention but helps prevent root rot. A peat-based soil mix with additional perlite is ideal. 
Regularly apply a well-balanced fertilizer during spring/summer months.
Repot in early spring/summer when soil is too compact or there are exposed roots. Repot a minimum of every 2-3 years to ensure soil nutrients.
Pet Safe: No
Common Issues:
 Overwatering leading to root rot and underwatering are the most common issues for maintaining a healthy Philodendron. Yellowing/discolored leaves = overwatering, brown/crispy leaves = underwatering. Spider mites and mealy bugs are also common pests.

Mature Philodendron Mottled Golden Dragon

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