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Philodendron Pluto

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Philodendron Pluto: A Comprehensive Guide

What is Philodendron Pluto?

Philodendron Pluto is a hybrid variety of the Philodendron genus, known for its unique appearance and relatively easy care requirements. It is an older hybrid made by Bob McColley, who bred many amazing plants in the '60s and '70s.

Is Philodendron Pluto Rare?

While it's not extremely rare, Philodendron Pluto is not as commonly found as other Philodendron varieties. It isn't readily available in plant shops and nurseries and has unique serrated leaves which makes this a sought after houseplant among enthusiasts.

Is Philodendron Pluto the Same as Caramel Marble?

Philodendron 'Pluto' has serrated, dark leaves that give it a beautiful and unique appearance. It is the non-variegated version of the Philodendron x Serratum or 'Carmel Marble'.

Where Does Philodendron Pluto Come From?

Philodendron Pluto is native to Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean. It is a hybrid, so it has been cultivated for specific traits rather than being a naturally occurring species.


Care Tips for Philodendron Pluto

  • Watering: The Philodendron Pluto needs to be fully watered till it runs through the bottom watering holes.  The soil should be allowed to dry out between waterings, depending on your soil mixture. If the leaves are drooping and feel limp and soft, it's time to water.

  • Soil Mix: Philodendron Pluto thrives in well-draining soil. A good soil mix for this plant would contain organic matter like coco coir, as well as perlite or vermiculite for improved drainage. Adding a handful of perlite and orchid bark to regular store-bought potting soil should suffice.

  • Humidity: Contrary to some tropical plants that require high humidity, Philodendron Pluto doesn't have specific humidity needs. It can adapt to a range of humidity levels, making it a versatile choice for indoor gardening.

  • Light: Philodendron Pluto can tolerate being far from a window and light source. However, placing it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window ensures it receives enough light.

  • Nutrients: Most potting soils come with ample nutrients. Repot your Philodendron Pluto after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first, to replenish nutrients.

  • Toxicity: The Philodendron Pluto is toxic if ingested by dogs, cats, humans or other animals.


Where should I buy a Philodendron Pluto?

You should buy your Philodendron Pluto at Plant Vault! We have the best prices, biggest plants for those prices and package your houseplant up with love and care.

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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