How to Care for Philodendron Birkin
Say Birkin! Say Bags! A la mode, bien sur! Thanks to its vibrant foliage and the pale green wavy patterns on it the plant is called Philodendron White Wave or Birkin White Wave. Did you know that the name Birkin was added to this variety of plant as an homage to the iconic Birkin bags?
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1. Philodendron Birkin Care Guide
The mesmerizing patterns on the leaves make this plant nothing short of a statement decor piece. What’s more, it can purify indoor air. A plant that looks good and adds value to your home is definitely a must-have right?
So, read on to find out all you need to know about caring for the Birkin plant.
2. How to Grow (Propagate) Philodendron Birkin
Cuttings made from a mature Birkin plant can be placed and nurtured in separate pots to expand your collection. Division and Stem Cutting is the way.
Division is the easiest method that can be used to help you grow your Philodendron Birkin plant. The ancient technique of division involves separating a mature plant from the planter and very carefully splitting it into two at its roots with the crown intact. Easier said than done, right? The process is a little more demanding. Similar to any other propagation methods; division, is a crafty and skillful method and might be challenging for the unfamiliar.
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3. How much sunlight does Philodendron Birkin need?
Birkin does very well in moderate to bright light conditions but in an indoor setup more than an outdoor setup. Place the plant away from direct sunlight. You do not want the beautiful leaves to look burnt and dull! At the same time, if the room does not get enough light, you might notice the shoot bending in search of sunlight.
4. How big does Philodendron Birkin get?
Though most Philodendron varieties are trailing vines, this one grows upright and can reach a height of up to 3 feet. It does get slightly bushy as it grows taller.
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The Philodendron Birkin plant has a medium growth rate but adding a mild fertilizer every month maintains the growth and keeps the plant healthy. The plant does not require fertilization during winter.
5. Is Philodendron Birkin easy to care for?
Birkin is not just a good-looking plant but also a low-maintenance one. This stunning houseplant is surprisingly easy to care for, very much beginner-friendly.
The Birkin plant can be mildly toxic to pets. So, it’s better to keep the plant away from your pets.
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6. How to Care for Philodendron Birkin
Here are some tips to help you care for your Philodendron Birkin:
Do not overwater or underwater the plant. Watering it once or twice is enough to keep it happy. The plant likes to have slightly moist soil and occasionally dry topsoil.
The Birkin loves humidity. For maximum growth and best-looking leaves try to maintain moderate to high humidity levels. Misting, placing a bowl of water near the plant or even using a humidifier are some ways to tackle dry weather conditions.
The perfect indoor temperature range for this plant is around 18 degrees to 25 degrees. In general, since this is a tropical plant, it loves warmth and might not tolerate extended periods of extremely low temperatures.
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7. Concluding Note
The Philodendron Birkin is one of the prettiest houseplants that you simply cannot walk past without stopping and taking a second look. After all, an exotic plant like this one does deserve a special name. Get your first Philodendron Birkin here.
Q1. How often should you water Philodendron Birkin?
Ans. The plant likes to have slightly moist soil.
Q2. What temperature range can Philodendron Birkin tolerate?
Ans. The perfect indoor temperature range for this plant is around 18 degrees to 25 degrees.
Q3. How often should you add fertilizer to Philodendron Birkin?
Ans. Adding a mild fertilizer every month maintains the growth and keeps the plant healthy. The plant does not require fertilization during winter.
Q4. What should you do if Philodendron Birkin's leaves are turning yellow?
Ans. Overwatering can lead to the leaves turning yellow. Don’t forget to empty the plant saucer if there is excess water in it. If the problem is not with overwatering, and yellowing is mostly with one or two leaves close to the base, it could be because of aging. Aged leaves turn yellow and drop.
Q5. What should you do if Philodendron Birkin's leaves are drooping?
Ans. Drooping leaves on a Birkin plant can be due to underwatering. Don’t let the plant dry out fully, especially during summer.
Q6. What should you do if Philodendron Birkin's leaves have dry tips?
Ans.Overwatering and underwatering can sometimes cause the tips of the leaves to turn brown. And low humidity levels could be the reason too.
Q7. Is Philodendron Birkin safe for pets?
Ans. The Birkin plant can be mildly toxic to pets.