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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?
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