Birkin Philodendron Araceae
Birkin Philodendron, not to be mistaken with the Birkenstock sandals that have taken the fashion world by storm. They are one of the rarer Philodendron hybrids and are excellent for both indoor and outdoor tropical plants. Relatively new to the world, these exotic collectibles have stunning pure white and green pinstriped rounded leaves. Strong stripe variegated veining makes for the most dramatic look for any room. Birkin Philodendron are rare tropical plants that can be purchased now at our online shop.
Characteristics and Traits of the Birkin Philodendron
- Scientific Name: Philodendron Birkin
- Genus: Philodendron
- Family: Araceae
- Common Name: Birkin Philodendron
- Outdoor Zones: 10-11 or any zone as an inside plant
- Grown In: Inside & Outside
- Type: Perennial
- Mature Height: 12-16"
- Mature Width: 9-15"
- Plant Height when Shipped: 9-11"
- Growth Rate: Slow to Moderate
- Flower: No
- Foliage: Rounded green leaves with stunning pure white variegated pinstripe veining
Plant Care and Advice for Ardie Bromeliads
- Grown In: Inside & Outside
- Light Requirements: Bright indirect sun to partial shade
- Water Requirements: Water when the top 1/3 of the soil in the pot is dry. Never let the pot sit in water. It loves humidity so keep it away from air vents and dry places.
- Drought Tolerance: Fair, likes moist soil
- Temperature: Prefers above 60 degrees
- Air Purification: Excellent
- Toxicity: Can be toxic if ingested
- Fertilizer: Apply a balanced fertilizer every 3-6 weeks
- Container Friendly: Yes - Be sure it drains well
- Planting: Indoors: Use a bark or peat based soil. Be sure it is not too heavy as the soil needs to be able to retain moisture, but not hold water - a good peat mixture is best. When Birkin's roots fill the bottom of the pot, this indicates you should increase the pot size. Outdoors: Plant in the ground in a well drained and shaded location with some minimal filtered light or in an outdoor container, but be sure to bring your Birkin inside before the temperature goes below 55 degrees.
- Expert Advice: Indoors: The Birkin needs clean leaves to photosynthesis in order to feed itself. Try to wipe its leaves occasionally with a damp soft cloth or give it a full shower to remove any dirt or dust that has accumulated. Place in medium to bright indirect sunlight. Requires excellent drainage - while their roots prefer to be moist, they can never be allowed to remain soggy. Water that does not drain properly through your potting medium can cause your plant to develop root rot. They love humidity, so in dryer conditions, try keeping the pot in a saucer of pebbles or gravel kept constantly wet to raise the humidity level, or mist them with water once a week. If possible, use bottled or filtered water, otherwise let tap water stand for 24 hours to evaporate the chlorine. Philodendrons are toxic plants so best to keep it out of reach of both pets and children. Philodendrons do not typically attract pests or diseases. If you do find mealybugs, you can remove them by dipping cotton balls into rubbing alcohol and wiping them off. Outdoors: Birkin grow very well outdoors, however, they should be brought inside when temperatures go below 55 degrees.
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- We ship orders out of our nursery on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
- If your order arrives by Tuesday night, we'll get it out within 24 hours, otherwise it will go out the following Monday.
- We ship using UPS.
- Depending on your location, you should receive your plants within 2-7 days from the date we ship them. Most orders average 2-3 days.
- Our system automatically emails a notification to you with shipping and tracking information as soon as we ship your plants. Be sure your email is entered in correctly when you are checking out, this is the main cause for not getting notified. If you do not received your order, please email us at Happiness@TropicalPlants.com.
Changing your delivery address
If you want to change the delivery address of your order and it has not already left our greenhouses, we will do our best to modify the delivery. Please send us an email to: Happiness@TropicalPlants.com. No guarantee, but we will try our best.
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Packages arriving in bad condition
On occasion, UPS and FedEx may handle some packages a bit too rough for your plant's liking. Please open your package immediately and document any damage with your camera. Call us at 800-668-3358 or email us at Happiness@TropicalPlants.com (preferably with your photos) and let us know what happened. Also refer to our Guarantee.
If you need us to hold an order for you, we can for a short time. In the warm months we can only hold orders for a week or two. The plants grow so fast they can become too large to ship very quickly. In the Winter things grow a lot slower and we hold orders due to bad weather a lot better. So if you are not going to be home the week you order, just drop us an email and we will be glad to hold your order.
Do you ship all year long? Yes! In the cold Winter and hot Summer months we check each order destination to be sure the temperature is safe to ship your live plant. When the temperature borders on the "too cold" to ship side, we may choose to ship your plants with a heat pack at no extra charge. If the temperature is still "too cold" to ship, we will hold your order in the warmth of our greenhouses until we can find a safe window of shipping weather and you will be notified via email.
Do you ship with heat packs? No need to request one. We will check the weather in your area and add one if the temperature is below safe shipping levels.
Do you charge extra for heat packs? No.
What do I do if my plants are damaged by the cold? Please take good photos of the box, packing materials and the plants and send them to: Happiness@TropicalPlants.com.