Philodendron Care & Maintenance

Light Level: This plant prefers bright, indirect sunlight – placement near an east or south-facing window would be ideal.

Water: This plant requires moist soil, but should not be overwatered. Water when the soil feels dry to the touch, and make sure that all the water can be absorbed into the soil.

Soil: Any good, fast-draining potting soil will do, although a cactus mix would be best. Rubber plants prefer an acidic soil mixture. They will also “eat” their soil and will eventually have their roots exposed. When this happens, simply top your pot with additional soil and it will not be an issue.

Fertilizing: Occasional fertilizing (approximately once every 2 weeks) will help to avoid nutrient deficiencies.

Philodendrons prefer moderate to warm temperatures between 60 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit, with moderate humidity. You can increase humidity by placing the potted plant on top of a dish filled with rocks and water. Removing dead leaves from the plant is important for aesthetics as well as plant health.