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Philodendron gloriosum x McColley hybrid.

 

Philodendron 'Summer Glory' is a cultivar appreciated for its attractive foliage, characterized by glossy green leaves with splashes of yellow or lime-green variegation. Here are the care guidelines to help you keep your Philodendron 'Summer Glory' healthy and thriving:

1. **Light Requirements**:
   - Philodendron 'Summer Glory' thrives in bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, especially intense afternoon sun, as it can scorch the leaves. In lower light conditions, the variegation may become less pronounced.

2. **Temperature**:
   - Maintain moderate room temperatures between 65-75°F (18-24°C) during the day and avoid temperatures below 60°F (15°C). Protect the plant from drafts and sudden temperature fluctuations.

3. **Watering**:
   - Keep the soil consistently moist but not soggy. Water thoroughly when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Ensure good drainage to prevent waterlogging and root rot. Reduce watering in winter when growth slows down.

4. **Humidity**:
   - Philodendron 'Summer Glory' appreciates moderate to high humidity. Regular misting of the leaves or placing a humidity tray nearby can help maintain adequate moisture levels, especially in dry indoor environments.

5. **Soil**:
   - Use a well-draining, peat-based potting mix. A mix formulated for tropical plants or a blend of peat moss, perlite, and orchid bark works well. Good drainage is essential to prevent waterlogged conditions.

6. **Fertilizing**:
   - Feed your Philodendron 'Summer Glory' every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength. Reduce feeding in fall and winter when growth slows down.

7. **Pruning**:
   - Trim any yellow or dead leaves with clean, sharp scissors or pruning shears to maintain plant health and appearance. Pruning can also help manage the plant's size and shape.

8. **Support**:
   - Provide a trellis or stake if your Philodendron 'Summer Glory' grows tall and needs support to maintain an upright habit.

9. **Cleaning**:
   - Wipe the leaves occasionally with a soft, damp cloth to remove dust. This helps the leaves breathe and absorb light efficiently.

10. **Pest Control**:
    - Monitor your plant regularly for pests such as spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs. Treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil, ensuring to cover both sides of the leaves.

11. **Propagation**:
    - Philodendron 'Summer Glory' can be propagated through stem cuttings. Take a cutting with a node and place it in water or moist soil until roots develop, then transplant into a new pot.

By following these care tips, you can create a favorable environment for your Philodendron 'Summer Glory' to thrive and display its beautiful variegated foliage. With proper care, it will continue to be a vibrant addition to your indoor plant collection.

Philodendron 'Summer Glory'

SKU: PhiloSumGlory
$24.00Price
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