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Plant Know-How: Philodendron bipennifolium 'Aurea'

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Philodendron bipennifolium 'Aurea' is an uncommon, striking Philodendron. Between its beautiful lime green color and uniquely shaped leaves its a hard plant to pass up! Philodendron bipennifolium 'Aurea' is a cultivar of Philodendron bipennifolium, which is a darker green than 'Aurea'. Philodendron bipennifolium 'Aurea', like many other members of the genus, has leaves that change shape as it matures. Young plants have simple, ovate leaves, that as the plant matures change into lobed leaves that roughly resemble a horse head. The common name for Philodendron bipennifolium 'Aurea' is actually the Horsehead Philodendron because of its leaf shape! Like many other Philodendrons, Philodendron bipennifolium 'Aurea' is an easy plant to care for. This isn't a demanding plant at all! It does have some unique quirks, and knowing those quirks will help your plant to thrive. We have all the info here to set you up for success!
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Light Requirements: Philodendron bipennifolium 'Aurea' does best grown in bright indirect light. It can be grown in medium indirect light but it will take a long time for your plant to produce mature leaves!

Water Tips for Philodendron bipennifolium 'Aurea': Allow the top 1/3rd of the soil to go dry before watering. If you need some help knowing when to water your plant a moisture meter is a great tool that takes out all the guesswork!

The Best Soil for Philodendron bipennifolium 'Aurea': Your plant will grow best in a chunky, well draining soil mix. Our Folia Favorite Potting Mix is a great choice!

Is Philodendron bipennifolium 'Aurea' Pet Safe? Philodendron bipennifolium 'Aurea' is not pet safe and can be toxic when consumed by pets. 

Did you know? If you want your Philodendron bipennifolium 'Aurea' to produce mature leaves one of the best ways to achieve this is by giving it a moss pole to climb! In the wild these plants grow up the trunks of trees, and as they grow they mature and produce their mature lobed leaves. By replicating this growth habit in your home you can help your plant to grow mature leaves!

Want to add this fun and easy Philodendron into your home? We have Philodendron bipennifolium 'Aurea' available in-store and online for delivery!