HOW TO CARE FOR PHILODENDRON BILLIETIAE:
Light Requirements for Philodendron billietiae : this plant does best in bright indirect (filtered) light indoors, in order to maintain large leaves and good fullness. It can even take an hour or two of direct sun- as long as it's in the morning. It may tolerate medium light, but leaves will be smaller and the plant will have less of them overall. Outdoors, keep P. billietiae in full-shade, to partial morning sun. Avoid intense direct sun with this plant, especially outdoors.
Watering Tips for Philodendron billietiae: As always, use a pot with a drainage hole, or remove the grower pot from the cachepot when watering. Allow the top 1/3 of the soil to go dry before watering. If you need some help knowing when to water your plant a moisture meter is a helpful tool that can take out some of the guesswork!
The Best Soil for Philodendron billietiae: Your plant will grow best in a chunky, well draining soil mix. Our Folia Favorite Potting Mix is a great choice!
Is Philodendron billietiae Pet Safe? Philodendron billietiae is not pet safe and can be toxic when consumed by pets. If you're looking for pet-safe plants, be sure to check out the Pet Safe category of the Plant Care Compendium!
How to style Philodendron billietiae: We love P. billietiae in a terracotta colored pot that will bring out the reddish-orange color on the edges of the leaves and the petioles. Find our favorite terracotta pots & planters in the Terracotta Dreams collection! Keep in mind that as a self-heading Philodendron, this plant will grow as an upright plant and won't need something to climb, but may need a stake for support as the plant gets larger.
Did you know? Self heading Philodendrons like P. billietiae tend to look best when either given light from above, or with a 1/4 turn once a week, to keep their growth even. Otherwise you may notice the plant leaning toward the strongest light source, and all of the leaves turning to face the light.
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