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Philodendron “Painted Lady” 20cm Hanging Basket

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Philodendron “Painted Lady” 20cm Hanging Basket

Philodendron “Painted Lady” is a cultivar of Philodendron, prized for its striking foliage.

Light
Provide bright, indirect light for your Philodendron “Painted Lady”. While it can tolerate lower light conditions, it may not develop its characteristic colouring without sufficient light. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves.

Watering
Allow the top inch or two of the soil to dry out between watering. Water thoroughly, but ensure that excess water can drain away freely to prevent waterlogging, which can lead to root rot.

Temperature
Maintain temperatures between 65°F to 80°F (18°C to 27°C) for your Philodendron “Painted Lady”. Avoid exposing it to cold drafts or sudden temperature changes.

Humidity
Philodendrons generally appreciate moderate to high humidity levels. If the air in your home is dry, you can increase humidity by misting the leaves, using a humidifier, or placing the plant on a tray filled with water and pebbles.

Soil
Plant your Philodendron “Painted Lady” in well-draining potting soil. A mix formulated for tropical plants or a blend of peat moss, perlite, and coarse sand works well.

Fertilisation
Feed your Philodendron “Painted Lady” with a balanced liquid fertiliser diluted to half strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce or stop fertilising in the fall and winter when growth slows down.

Pruning
Regularly remove any yellowing or damaged leaves to promote healthy growth. You can also prune to shape the plant or control its size if it becomes too large.

Leaf Colouration
The leaves of Philodendron “Painted Lady” typically display a combination of bright shades such as yellow, gold, lime green, and chartreuse. These colours often form patterns or variegation across the surface of the leaves.

Variegation
The variegation on the leaves can vary from plant to plant, but it generally consists of patches, streaks, or marbling of lighter and darker colours. The variegation adds visual interest and depth to the foliage.

Leaf Shape and Texture
Like many Philodendron varieties, the leaves of “Painted Lady” are typically heart-shaped or ovate. They have a smooth texture and may develop splits or lobes as the plant matures.

Growth Habit
Philodendron “Painted Lady” tends to grow in an upright manner, with stems emerging from a central point. It can develop a bushy appearance over time as new leaves emerge from the middle of the plant.

Size
The size of the leaves and overall plant can vary depending on environmental conditions and care. Generally, “Painted Lady” remains relatively compact compared to some other Philodendron varieties, making it suitable for smaller indoor spaces.

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Philodendron “Painted Lady” 20cm Hanging Basket