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Philodendron Moonlight is a popular houseplant that is known for its striking lime green foliage. Its leaves are bright yellow-green when young and gradually become a darker lime green as they mature. The leaves are shaped like a heart and have a glossy, smooth texture. It is native to Central and South America.  This Moonlight arrives in an open top terrarium, approximately 4" diameter x 5.5" height.

 

As philodendron mature, they vine, climb, creep, crawl or grow bush-style, depending on the varietal.  This philodendron generally grows bush-style, and generally will not need support until it is very mature, if it ever does at all.

 

Care and Maintenance

 

Remember that each plant is unique, so closely monitor your plant and adjust its care based on its response. By providing the right conditions, you'll be rewarded with a stunning and healthy plant that adds a touch of tropical elegance to your indoor space.

 

Open top terrariums

The glass terrarium and plant are shipped exactly as pictured (no assembly or planting required). These terrariums have all the proper substrate layers needed for optimal growth.

 

On average, your terrarium will need watering once or twice a week during spring and summer and once every week or less during the winter months. This is not a steadfast rule. A great way to tell when your terrarium will need watering is when the soil and moss layers (the top two layers) are dry. You can also take a mental note of how heavy the terrarium feels when it is dry as compared to when wet.

 

Be sure to water slowly and evenly. Once you see water pooling in the bottom layer of your terrarium it is time to stop watering. This bottom layer provides a reservoir for excess water and helps to avoid overwatering. It is best to err on the side of underwatering than overwatering.

 

Your terrarium will need a balanced liquid fertilizer that is diluted. This should be provided approximately once every other watering. With a few simple care requirements, this tropical plant can be kept in its glass terrarium for years to come.

 

Light

Provide bright, indirect light for your philodendron. It can tolerate lower light conditions, but its coloration will be most pronounced and attractive in moderate to bright indirect light. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight, as this can scorch the leaves.

 

Temperature

Maintain a comfortable room temperature between 65-80°F (18-27°C). Keep it away from cold drafts and sudden temperature fluctuations.  To encourage more rapid growth in your philodendron, keep the philodendron at the upper end of the recommended range, or even slightly higher.

 

Fertilization

Feed your philodendron with a balanced, diluted liquid fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce or eliminate fertilization during the fall and winter when growth slows down.

 

Humidity

Philodendron can tolerate average indoor humidity levels. However, they usually benefit from increased humidity. Misting the plant, running a humidifier or using a humidity tray can help.  Pair increased humidity with increased temperature to encourage growth.

 

Pruning

Trim any yellowing or dead leaves to maintain the plant's appearance and encourage new growth.

 

Dusting

Dust can accumulate on the leaves, hindering their ability to absorb light. Wipe the leaves gently with a damp cloth or give the plant a shower occasionally to keep it clean.

 

Pests and Diseases

Keep an eye out for common houseplant pests like spider mites, thrips, aphids, and mealybugs. If you spot any pests, take action promptly with appropriate treatments.

 

Rotation

To ensure even growth and avoid the plant leaning towards the light source, rotate it every couple of weeks.

 

About Our Plants

 

All plants are well established with healthy roots and multiple leaves. Our plants are all grown and maintained in our own private grow facilities in Michigan.


*Actual Plant. We take extra precaution when packing our items to minimize movement during shipment and to reduce the possibility of leaf breakage during transit, but we cannot guarantee that this will not happen. Rest assured that these are healthy plants and will grow new leaves. We are not responsible for damage during shipping or unpacking, or shipping delays. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.


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Philodendron Moonlight - Lime Philodendron - Medium Terrarium - Grower's Choice

SKU: 1514412271
$55.00Price
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