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Philodendron Choco Empress (single medium sized plant)

Original price was: ₹449.Current price is: ₹199.

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Description

The Philodendron Choco Empress is a popular and striking houseplant known for its large, heart-shaped leaves with a velvety texture. Here are some key details about its care:

Light

  • Indirect Light: Thrives in bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light conditions. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves.

Watering

  • Moderate Watering: Water when the top inch of the soil feels dry. Ensure the pot has good drainage to prevent waterlogging, which can lead to root rot.
  • Humidity: Prefers higher humidity levels. Mist the leaves regularly or use a humidifier if the indoor air is too dry.

Temperature

  • Warm Temperatures: Ideal temperature range is between 65-80°F (18-27°C). Keep away from cold drafts and sudden temperature changes.

Soil

  • Well-Draining Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix, preferably one designed for aroids or a mixture of peat, perlite, and orchid bark.

Fertilizing

  • Regular Feeding: Feed with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce feeding in the fall and winter.

Pruning and Maintenance

  • Occasional Pruning: Prune to remove yellowing or damaged leaves and to maintain the desired shape and size. Clean the leaves regularly to remove dust.

Repotting

  • Repotting as Needed: Repot every 1-2 years or when the plant becomes root-bound. Choose a pot that is 1-2 inches larger in diameter than the current one.

Pests and Problems

  • Common Pests: Watch out for pests like spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs. Treat infestations with insecticidal soap or neem oil.
  • Leaf Issues: Yellowing leaves can indicate overwatering or poor drainage, while browning leaf edges can be a sign of low humidity or underwatering.

By providing the right care, the Philodendron Choco Empress can thrive and add a lush, tropical touch to your indoor space.

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