The Philodendron Birkin is a unique and rare houseplant that belongs to the Araceae family, and features attractive rounded leaves with dramatic pin-stripe lines across their face. It looks so attractive that it seems like the angels themselves painted intricate patterns on its foliage!
This designer plant is a slow-growing one and stays compact in size. And since this a tropical plant, it thrives in bright, indirect light, warm, humid conditions. But don’t worry, you don’t need to transform your home into a greenhouse just yet!
You can just place the plant container on a pebble tray filled with water to get the humidity part sorted. As for temperature, make sure you don’t let it fall under 55°F (13°C) and keep this beauty in a place where it gets lots of indirect sunlight.
Also, the Philodendron Birkin loves moist soil, but avoid overwatering as that might lead to wet feet and cause its attractive foliage to wilt and die. These plants grow different shaped leaves. They all come in different pigments. This is what makes philodendrons unique and such a beloved houseplant.
Birkins are easy to care for as long as you have some knowledge under your belt. But what exactly do you need to know before you care for a Philodendron birkin We’ve answered your every question about the Philodendron birkin in this article. Get to reading so you can get to growing!
Philodendron birkin grows the best in sphagnum peat moss-based soil. The soil needs to be on the looser side but not too loose. It has to retain water for the Birkin plant. But excess water needs to be able to drain through so the roots don’t get wet feet.
Wet feet always leads to root rot and plant death. These plants thrive in soil that’s nothing but peat moss. Peat moss has a coarse and airy texture. Thanks to the coarse texture, it retains water.
And the aeration allows the excess water to leave instead of piling up in the soil. If you don’t want to use only peat moss, you can mix it with perlite for great results too. Like most plants, you want moist soil so your Philodendron birkin can soak up the hydration.
But you also want to avoid over-watering your plant so you can avoid that dreaded wet feet. So, you want to wait until the soil is mostly (but not all) dry before you water it. The best way to check the moisture is to place your finger 2” (2.5cm) in the soil.
The soil that hits your knuckle and above should be dry before you water the plant. Try not to let the soil dry too much further below the soil or it won’t get the water it needs to thrive. Another way to tell is whether you have soil stuck to your finger when you pull it out of the pot.
If there’s soil on your finger still, it’s still moist enough and doesn’t need watering yet. Indoor Philodendron birkin plants can grow from a foot and a half to three feet in height.