Philodendron, derived from Greek Philo (love) and Dendron (Tree) is a classy tropical plant grown for its foliage. Grown ornamentally for their foliage, these plants are collected for their spectacular leaf forms, variegation and leaf fenestration. Philodendrons evolved under the forest canopy and hence love shaded conditions outdoors or in areas of filtered light, indoors.
Philodendrons are shade growers that thrive in medium to bright light even though they are known to tolerate low light conditions too. Overwatering is the chief cause of disease or Loss of plant life. While Philodendrons need regular watering, do ensure that you don’t overwater them. Feeding your Philodendron a few times a year is a good way to get them to stay healthy. Give them some organic liquid fertilizer once or twice a year.
Philodendron was part of NASA Clean air study and found effective in cleaning indoor air pollutants. Exposure to VOC’s and carbon monoxide has proven to increase drowsiness, headaches and lack of concentration, philodendrons are efficient in cleaning the air pollutants.