Philodendron Ceylon (Green) - Plant
Description for Philodendron Ceylon (Green)
Winter hardy to USDA Zones 11 to 12. In the St. Louis area, this is an easy-to-grow indoor plant. Use a soil based potting mix. Place in bright indirect light. Avoid full sun. Tolerant of shade, but if conditions are too dark, stems become spindly.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Philodendron varieties||White||Rarely flowers indoors||10 to 20 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Plant bulbs in autumn. Plants do not thrive in Zones 9 to 10 without a period of refrigeration; they need a cold, dormant period. Select a site with soil that drains well. How can you tell After a good rain, find a spot that is the first to dry out.
|Part shade||Well-drained soil||Medium||75 to 85 degrees F||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Philodendron Ceylon
- plant care is not difficult but does require vigilance. The vines need to be trained early when they are young. You may use plant ties or just weave them through trellis sections. Fertilize the plant in spring just before new growth appears.Pinch off the tips of the vines in the second year to promote branching which will fill the trellis with bushy growth.
Typical uses of Philodendron Ceylon
Special features: Popular indoor plant of easy culture. Train on a trellis or a moisture-retaining column, or trail down from a container or hanging basket.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.