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Philodendron White Wizard Care

Philodendron White Wizard Care & Maturity

August 16, 2022

The Philodendron White Wizard is a rare member of the huge philodendron family. The rarity of this plant makes it a highly sought-after variety among house plant lovers. It has beautiful cordate leaves with artistic splashes of white on them. The characteristic white variegations of the white wizard philodendron also occur on its stem. They differentiate this species from others that have a close resemblance to it. Philo white wizard is an exceptional creeper. It occurs as a vine in its natural tropical habitat in South America. When kept indoors, you can trim it to maintain its bushy form. The white wizard plant is a slow-grower and you will have to be a bit patient to see it thrive.

Watering: Water when top 2-3" of soil is dry until water drains from bottom of pot. Do not leave sitting in drainage.
Light Requirements: Medium to bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sun to prevent scorching.
Humidity Needs: Moderate to high, over 60% is ideal. 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 every 1-2 weeks 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. During a repot is the perfect time to add support to your climbing philodendron. We recommend a moss pole or trellis to encourage large leaves and rapid growth.
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 White Wizard

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