Philodendron Care Guide

Philodendron Care Guide - SunSwill

Light Requirements:

Philodendrons prefer bright, indirect light. A spot near a window where they can receive filtered sunlight is ideal. Direct sunlight can scorch their leaves, so it's essential to keep them out of direct sun.


Water your philodendron when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Ensure to empty any water that collects in the saucer under the pot, as philodendrons do not like to sit in water. Always allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings to prevent root rot.


Philodendrons are relatively easy-going when it comes to repotting. However, if they become root-bound or the soil seems exhausted, consider repotting them into a slightly larger pot with well-draining soil.

Grooming or Pruning Needs:

Regularly check the leaves for any signs of yellowing or damage. Remove any yellow or damaged leaves to keep the plant looking its best and to encourage new growth.

Additional Tips to Remember:

  1. Philodendrons are known for their lush, tropical foliage and their ability to tolerate a wide range of lighting conditions.

  2. They are popular indoor plants due to their air-purifying qualities, helping improve indoor air quality.

  3. Philodendrons like to climb, so providing them with a trellis or a moss pole can be beneficial.

  4. Fertilize your philodendron every two weeks during the growing season and once a month during the winter.

  5. Increase humidity around your philodendron by grouping it with other plants, using a pebble tray, or misting it with water, especially if your home is on the dry side.

With proper care, Philodendrons can be a vibrant and attractive addition to your indoor plant collection, adding a touch of tropical elegance to any space. Their adaptability and resilience make them a favorite among plant enthusiasts.