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**Philodendron billietiae** is a striking tropical plant known for its long, narrow leaves with prominent orange petioles. Here are some care tips to help your Philodendron billietiae thrive:

### Light
- **Bright, Indirect Light**: This plant prefers bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight can cause leaf burn, while too little light can lead to leggy growth and reduced leaf size.
- **Tolerates Lower Light**: It can tolerate lower light conditions but will grow more slowly and may not produce as vibrant foliage.

### Watering
- **Moderate Watering**: Water the plant when the top inch of soil feels dry. Maintain evenly moist soil but avoid waterlogging.
- **Avoid Overwatering**: Overwatering can lead to root rot. Ensure the pot has adequate drainage to allow excess water to escape.

### Humidity
- **High Humidity**: Philodendron billietiae thrives in high humidity environments, ideally around 60-80%.
- **Increase Humidity**: Use a humidifier, place the plant on a tray with wet pebbles, or mist the leaves regularly to maintain high humidity levels.

### Temperature
- **Warm Temperatures**: Ideal temperatures range from 65-80°F (18-27°C). Keep the plant away from cold drafts and sudden temperature changes.

### Soil
- **Well-Draining Soil**: Use a well-draining, airy potting mix. A mix of peat moss, perlite, and orchid bark works well.
- **Acidic to Neutral pH**: Aim for a soil pH of 5.5 to 6.5.

### Fertilization
- **Balanced Fertilizer**: Feed with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer).
- **Reduce Fertilization in Winter**: Fertilize less frequently during the fall and winter months when the plant's growth slows down.

### Pruning and Maintenance
- **Regular Pruning**: Prune to maintain the plant's shape and remove any yellowing or dead leaves.
- **Support for Growth**: As a climbing plant, provide a support structure like a moss pole or trellis to help it grow upright and support its large leaves.

### Repotting
- **Repot Every 1-2 Years**: Repot the plant every 1-2 years or when it becomes root-bound. Choose a pot that is only slightly larger than the current one.
- **Refresh the Soil**: Repotting also gives you an opportunity to refresh the soil and provide new nutrients.

### Pests and Diseases
- **Watch for Pests**: Common pests include spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs. Treat infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.
- **Prevent Diseases**: Good air circulation and proper watering practices help prevent fungal diseases like root rot and leaf spot.

By following these care tips, your Philodendron billietiae should thrive and become a stunning addition to your indoor plant collection.

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