Philodendron Brasil Growers Guide NZ

Philodendron Brasil is a fast-growing, evergreen climber that originates from Brazil. It has glossy, heart-shaped leaves that are dark green in colour with yellow/lime-green margins. The new leaves are often a reddish colour. Philodendron Brasil is a great plant for indoor or outdoor use in NZ.

Philodendron Brasil – New Zealand Growers Overview

Philodendron Brasil is one of the most popular philodendrons grown in New Zealand. It is a fast-growing, easy-care plant that is tolerant of a wide range of conditions. Philodendron Brasil can be grown in a pot or in the ground, and will reach a height of 1-3 metres. It has dark green, glossy leaves that are deeply lobed, and its flowers are small, greenish-white blooms that appear in summer. Philodendron Brasil is an excellent plant for adding colour and interest to your garden, and is also a great choice for indoor or office plants.

Philodendron Brasil Care

If you’re looking to add a touch of the tropics to your home, the Philodendron Brasil is a great option! Here’s everything you need to know about caring for this beautiful plant. 

Light

The Philodendron Brasil prefers bright, indirect light. If you can provide a spot near a window with filtered sunlight, that would be ideal. Avoid direct sunlight, as this can scorch the leaves.

Soil

The soil requirements for Philodendron Brasil are not particularly demanding. It will grow in most soils as long as they are well-drained and fertile. A soil that is too rich in nitrogen will result in excessive leaf growth at the expense of flowering. Philodendron Brasil is not drought tolerant and will need regular watering during dry periods. It is also important to keep the roots cool and moist so mulching with organic material such as bark or straw is recommended.

Potting and Repotting 

The Philodendron Brasil will do best in a pot with drainage holes. Choose a pot that is only slightly larger than the current one, as this plant doesn’t like to be rootbound. Repotting can be done every other year, or when you notice the plant outgrowing its pot.

Water

Water your Philodendron Brasil when the top inch of soil is dry. Allow the water to run through the drainage holes at the bottom of the pot, and empty out any water that collects in the saucer. During the winter months, you can allow the soil to dry out a bit more before watering.

Pruning 

You can prune your Philodendron Brasil to keep it looking tidy, or to encourage new growth. Simply cut the stem back to the desired length, and new leaves will sprout from the base.

Temperature and Humidity

Most Philodendron species require warm temperatures and high humidity to thrive. In New Zealand, the average household temperature is around 20-25°C, so you will need to provide a warm, humid environment for your Philodendron Brasil to prosper. There are a few ways to create a humid environment for your plant. One is to place the pot on a pebble tray – a tray filled with pebbles and water. The water will evaporate and create a humid microclimate around the plant. Another way is to mist the plant regularly with a plant mister. 

Fertilizer

Feed your Philodendron Brasil every month during the growing season (spring and summer), using a half-strength liquid fertiliser. During the winter months, you can reduce this to once every two months.

Philodendron Brasil Propagation

One of the best ways to propagate philodendron brasil is to take stem cuttings. Fill a pot with a well-draining potting mix and take a cutting that includes at least two nodes (the bumps where leaves emerge). Dip the cutting in rooting hormone and insert it into the potting mix. Water well and place in a warm, bright spot. Keep the soil moist but not soggy and in a few weeks, you should see new growth.

Common Brasil Pests & Diseases

There are a few common pests and diseases that can affect Philodendron Brasil plants. These include mealybugs, spider mites, scale, and root rot. 

Mealybugs are small, white, fuzzy insects that suck the sap out of plants. They can be controlled with regular spraying of an insecticidal soap. 

Spider mites are tiny red or black bugs that spin webs on the undersides of leaves. They can be controlled with regular spraying of an insecticidal soap or by releasing beneficial predators such as ladybugs into the garden. Scale are small, brown, hard-bodied insects that suck the sap out of plants. They can be controlled with regular spraying of an insecticidal soap or by physically removing them from the plant. 

Root rot is a disease caused by too much moisture around the roots of the plant. It can be controlled by improve drainage and aeration around the roots and by using a root rot fungicide.

Common Problems With Philodendron Brasil 

The Philodendron Brasil is generally a tough and low-maintenance plant, but there are a few things to watch out for. 

Leaf drop can occur if the plant is not getting enough light. Move it to a brighter spot and make sure you’re not overwatering it. 

Yellow leaves can be a sign of too much direct sunlight, or of a nutrient deficiency. If you suspect a nutrient deficiency, fertilise the plant and see if that helps. 

Brown leaves can be caused by either too much or too little water. Make sure you’re not letting the soil dry out completely between waterings, or leaving the plant sitting in water. 

 With a little care, your Philodendron Brasil will thrive and bring a touch of the tropics to your home!

Buying a Philodendron Brasil

Philodendron Brasil in pot

When you are looking for a Philodendron Brasil for your home, it is important to find a reputable grower. There are many different places that you can buy Philodendron Brasils, but not all of them are created equal. You want to make sure that you find a grower who can provide you with a healthy plant that will thrive in your home. 

Here are a few tips for finding a reputable Philodendron Brasil grower in New Zealand: 

  1. Do your research. Take some time to read up on Philodendron Brasils and find out what kind of care they need. This will help you narrow down your search for a grower.
  2. Ask around. Talk to your friends and family members who have Philodendron Brasils and see if they have any recommendations.
  3. Check online. There are many different websites that sell Philodendron Brasils. Take some time to read the reviews of different growers before making your decision.
  4. Visit the grower. Once you have narrowed down your list of potential growers, take the time to visit their facility. This will give you a chance to see the plants and meet the growers in person.
  5. Ask questions. When you visit the grower, be sure to ask plenty of questions. Find out how long they have been in business, what their growing methods are, and what kind of experience they have with Philodendron Brasils. 

By following these tips, you should be able to find a reputable Philodendron Brasil grower in New Zealand. Once you have your plant, be sure to follow the care instructions carefully to ensure that it thrives.

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