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.