Philodendron Micans 100mm
The Philodendron Micans is a rarer Philodendron with similar characteristings to the heart leaf philodendron, but with dark velvety leaves. Micans enjoys a more humid environment, and loves bright indirect light.
Care Level - Medium. This one needs a bit more attention than a first time plant, but if it's given the right light and slightly increased humidity, it can still thrive in indoors..
Light - The Micans requires bright indirect light. Low light can lead to sad dull leaves, so near a window is best. Hot sun, such as western sun in warmer months can lead to leaf burn, so keep an eye on position during summer.
Water - Water deeply around once a week, keeping soil moist but not letting the roots sit in water. Lesser in winter and more when soil is drying out quickly in our hot summers.
Food - In warmer growing months, give a quality liquid fertiliser monthly for the best growth, but hold off during winter.
Propagation - Micans is a vine philodendron, so fairly easy to propagate. You can cut the stem either side of a leaf keeping the node, and sit the stem in water to grow roots in a well lit spot. Once the roots have grown a bit, the rooted cuttings can be potted up into soil to continue to grow. Best to prop in warmer months for best results.
Soil - Philodendron Micans like a well draining soil, that's light, chunky but still retails moisture. Potting mix with added coco peat is great, but some perlite will assist in drainage.
Pets - All philodendrons are toxic if eaten, so keep this one away from your fur babies if they are prone to eating your plants.
PLEASE NOTE: While we try to show photos of an average plant for this plant and pot size, as every plant is a living thing, plants may be slightly different in some way to the image shown. All care advice is general in nature, and additional research may be required for care on some plants, especially those that are harder to look after.
You can see these plants in person at our shop in Lonsdale Street in Braddon, Canberra. The Green Vine Plants is a locally owned small business, with a love for all things Green. We are passionate about plants, love the local Canberra community and want to grow Canberra's love for plants in our homes.