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Philodendron Micans
Philodendron Micans

Philodendron Micans

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INDOOR PLANT - Philodendron Micans in various pot sizes

Philodendrons were first discovered in Brazil’s rainforests. The name Philodendron comes from the Greek word phileo, meaning “to love” and dendron meaning “tree”. Philodendrons are a diverse genus made up of nearly 500 species, most commonly found in tropical, humid climates.  In nature they are typically large and imposing plants, climbing other plants and growing on other trees.

The Philodendron Micans might have the same heart shaped leaved appearance of it's cousin the Philodendron Cordatum but upon closer inspection you will see that it's heart-shaped leaves have in fact the most soft and beautiful velvet finish. The common name for the Philodendron Micans is the 'velvet leaf philodendron'. It is a trailing variety of Philodendron, a little slower growing than the Brasil or Cardatum, for most likely the reason being that this cutie-pie plant needs to put more energy into producing those magical shimmery velvet leaves. It's leaves will remain a little smaller as well, usually growing no more than 5 - 7 cm. A perfect petite sized Philodendron for a smaller space. 


Position your  Philodendron Micans in bright indirect sunlight ensuring that it doesn't receive direct hot sun.


Water your Micans when the top 2-3 cm's of soil are dry to touch - the regularity of this will depend on the season and the spot you are growing your plant. When you do water it give it a good soak that all the root bed can access water - this will give you a strong and healthy plant. Then allow to dry before re-watering. 


If you are looking for an easy-care option a 17cm Mr Kitly self-watering pot is the perfect choice to re-pot your Micans into.  If looking for a decorative ceramic pot choose one with a drainage hole that is 5-7 cm larger that what is is currently in to give it room to grow. 

** Please note all of our plants are hand selected for their quality and individual character. The Micans you receive may not be the exact one pictured but we promise it will be of the same quality! 

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