Above is my new Philodendron Jacquinii that I ordered from Greenbeanz recently. It’s a fantastic plant and will get better as time goes on.
Philodendron Jacquinii, also known as Philodendron Jacquinii Schott is not the most rarest of Philodendrons, but it’s not the most common or popular either. I am not exactly sure why not. Its simple, yet has the lush heart shaped leaves that are so popular at the moment. Finding information on this plant was not an easy task.
Jacquinii is a fruiting Philodendron. I think that’s what’s blown me away the most about this plant. It is a prolific growing vine in its native habitat.
A fuss free hardy plant that does not get the attention it deserves.
Origin: Southern Mexico through to the northern parts of South America
Terrestrial or Epiphytic: Epiphytic, best to provide a pole for it to climb up. Aerial Roots help it climb.
Size: This vining Philodendron can climb 20ft (7m) into tree the canopy.
Light: Bright indirect light.
Water: Allow soil to almost dry between watering.
Temperature: Native to tropical climates of Southern America. Will not tolerate frost, but otherwise very hardy.
Humidity: Best at about 70% humidity but can tolerate lower.
Soil: Grows well in a lighter, airy soil. An Aroid Mix is best. Heavier soils will hold water and make the plant prone to root rot.
Fertiliser: Weakly, Weekly! Small amounts on a weekly basis. I use a combo of slow release fertiliser and a plant food/seaweed liquid feed at quarter strength on a weekly basis. Back off in colder months when the plant is not growing.
Propagation: From stem cuttings or seed.
Flower: spadix with in a green spathe.
Fruit: a pendant like fruit that grows to 15cm long. Containing berries that begins green when immature and mature into a reddish orange colour.
Thanks for reading and happy growing. Xx
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