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Philodendron Micans

If you're looking for an easy-to-care-for houseplant, philodendron micans is a great option. This plant does well in Terrariums and requires very little maintenance.

If you’re looking for an easy-to-care-for houseplant, philodendron micans is a great option. This plant does well in Terrariums and requires very little maintenance. Just make sure to keep the soil moist and to give it plenty of indirect light.

Plant Family: Araceae

Common Names: Philodendron micans is also known as the green Philodendron, the green aroid, and the Venezuelan Philodendron. Other common names include velvet leaf Philodendron and velvet aroid.

Origin: Philodendron micans is native to Venezuela.

Flowering/Bloom: Philodendron micans does not typically flower, but when it does, the flowers are green in colour.

Height and Growth: Philodendron micans typically grows to be between 2 and 3 feet tall, with a growth rate of about 1 inch per month. They grow best in humid environments with temperatures between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

You can find Philodendron Micans on Etsy or eBay

Here are some handy tips to keep your Philodendron Micans thriving in a terrarium environment.

Temperature: The ideal temperature range for keeping philodendron micans in a terrarium is between 18 and 24 degrees Celsius, or 64 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Make sure to keep the temperature within this range to ensure your plant stays healthy.

Humidity: Philodendron micans requires a humidity level of 50-70%. The most suitable humidity range for keeping philodendron micans in a terrarium is 60-70%.

Growing Medium: Philodendron micans requires a moist, well-drained potting mix. You can either create your own mix or use a commercial potting mix that is specifically made for orchids and other epiphytes. The potting mix should be high in organic matter and have good drainage.

Soil pH: Philodendron micans prefer a soil pH of 6.0-7.5.

Lighting Requirements: Philodendron micans require medium to high levels of light when grown in terrariums. They will do best with a few hours of direct sunlight each day, or with bright artificial light.

Watering Requirements: Philodendron micans should be watered regularly when grown in a terrarium setting. The soil should be kept moist, but not wet. Frequent watering is necessary to maintain high humidity levels, as well as to keep the growing medium moist.

Propagation: To propagate Philodendron micans, you can either divide the clumps or use stem cuttings.

To divide the clumps, simply dig up the entire plant and carefully separate the roots. Plant the divided sections in their own pots filled with a moist, well-drained potting mix.

To use stem cuttings, cut a 4-6 inch section of stem from the main plant. Make sure that the cutting has at least 2-3 leaves. Remove the bottom leaves and dip the cut end of the stem in rooting hormone. Plant the stem cutting in a pot filled with a moist, well-drained potting mix. Keep the soil moist and provide high humidity levels until the cutting has rooted.

Common Problems: One common problem people experience when growing philodendron micans in a terrarium is over-watering. Be sure to water your plant regularly, but do not overwater it. Another common problem is low humidity. Make sure to keep the humidity level within the 50-70% range to prevent your plant from wilting.

When growing philodendron micans in a terrarium, it is important to keep these tips in mind. By following these guidelines, you will be sure to have a healthy and thriving plant.

Where to Buy: Philodendron Micans can be purchased online or at a local garden nursery. When looking online, there are three great places to search: Amazon, Etsy, and eBay. All three websites offer a wide variety of plants for sale. You can also find Philodendron Micans at your local garden nursery. Check the nursery’s website or call ahead to see if they have Philodendron Micans in stock.

Philodendron micans is a beautiful and easy to care for plant that does well in terrariums. Make sure to provide the correct temperature, humidity, growing medium, and lighting requirements to keep your philodendron micans healthy and looking its best.

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