Philodendron Mexicanum &
Philodendron Mexicanum &
Philodendron Mexicanum &

Philodendron Mexicanum 'Latisagittum'

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Philodendron Mexicanum 'Latisagittum'

This rare houseplant is an ideal option for home gardeners seeking an exotic, yet easy-to-care-for plant.

It is a perennial, evergreen climbing variety perfect for apartments and offices. This tropical plant has a stunning blend of colors with the new leaves in glossy light green while the mature ones take a deep dark green leathery shade and grow long.

Their undersides are magenta to maroon. On top of that, this is a fairly fast-growing plant given the right care. Now, why wouldn’t anyone want to grow Philodendron Mexicanum?!

 

Philodendron Mexicanum Care Guide:

Light:

The Mexicanum naturally grow in the cover of dense forests, i.e. under the shade of taller trees that act as canopies. Your Philodendron Mexicanum will thrive in bright but indirect light.

Water:

Maintaining the correct moisture level is a frequent challenge when caring for Philodendron Mexicanum, with overwatering being the most frequent mistake. Consideration should be given to allowing the soil to dry out slightly before the next watering.

Humidity:

For optimal growth and health, the Philodendron Mexicanum 'Latisagittum' requires a relative humidity of 50%. This species is an epiphytic plant and receives most of its nutrient and water requirements from the roots, leaving higher humidity levels of limited benefit.

Temperature:

For the best results, mimic it's natural environment. The Mexicanum loves warmth and the best growth can be seen near the equator. For these reasons, keep the temperature for your houseplant near 60 - 85 degrees Fahrenheit (15-30 degrees Celsius).

Soil & Growing Medium:

If you are looking to grow your Philodendron Mexicanum in a pot, you can get the best results using rich, airy potting soil that drains well and is high in organic matter.

A combination of peat, moss, perlite, orchid bark, coconut husks and compost makes a good base, but avoid wet, mucky or dry sandy soils.

Fertilizer:

 

My soil mix for Philodendron Mexicanum consists of decomposed leaf and bark matter, providing an organic source of nutrition for the plant. Additionally, I use a nitrogen-rich fertilizer to promote larger, healthier growth to further amplify the dog-eared shape.

 

Toxicity:

This Philodendron is toxic to humans and pets due to its insoluble calcium oxalate crystals which is similar to other plants in the Araceae family.

Please be mindful of the weather conditions in your area, as rare plants can be particularly vulnerable to cold temperatures especially during shipping. If the temperature drops below 50 degrees Fahrenheit in your location, we strongly advise purchasing a Heat Pack Add-On or consider purchasing the plant when weather is more suitable.

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Extreme cold can cause damage to plants during shipping, potentially leading to wilted or damaged foliage, root rot, or even death. While we take every precaution to carefully package and protect your plants during transit, we cannot guarantee their condition if they are exposed to freezing temperatures during delivery.

We recommend monitoring local weather forecasts closely and timing your plant orders accordingly. Additionally, consider providing a secure and sheltered location for package delivery to minimize exposure to cold temperatures upon arrival.

Please understand that while we strive to deliver the highest quality plants, factors beyond our control, such as inclement weather, may impact their condition during shipping.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in ensuring the safe arrival of your rare plants.

Orders ship within 4-7 business days.

At Plant Vault, we take pride in delivering healthy and happy plants to your doorstep. To ensure the safe arrival of your plants during colder months, we HIGHLY recommend adding a heat pack to your order.

Our heat packs will keep your plants at the optimal temperature during shipping, ensuring they arrive in the best condition possible. Trust us, your plants will thank you! Add a heat pack to your order today and give your plants the extra care they deserve.


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