Philodendron "Micans" (Philodendron Scandens) -  - Wild Lark - Wild Lark
Philodendron "Micans" (Philodendron Scandens) -  - Wild Lark - Wild Lark
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Philodendron "Micans" (Philodendron Scandens)

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The Philodendron Micans, also known as the Velvet Leaf Philodendron, is a beautiful trailing plant native to Central and South America. This stunning houseplant is highly sought after for its velvety, heart-shaped leaves that display a captivating range of colors, from bronze to deep green with hints of purple. Its versatility and low-maintenance nature make it a popular choice for both experienced and novice plant enthusiasts.

To ensure your Philodendron Micans thrives, follow these plant care instructions:

  1. Light: Provide your Philodendron Micans with bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight may cause its delicate leaves to scorch, whereas insufficient light can result in slow growth and duller foliage.

  2. Watering: Keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged. Allow the top inch of the soil to dry out between waterings to prevent root rot. Over-watering can lead to yellowing leaves, while under-watering may cause the leaves to become limp and dry.

  3. Humidity: The Philodendron Micans prefers high humidity levels, ideally around 60-80%. To maintain humidity, you can place the plant on a tray filled with pebbles and water, or use a humidifier. Misting the leaves regularly is also beneficial.

  4. Temperature: This tropical plant thrives in temperatures between 65-80°F (18-27°C). Keep it away from drafts, air conditioning vents, or heaters, as fluctuations in temperature can cause stress to the plant.

  5. Fertilizer: Feed your Philodendron Micans with a balanced, water-

    1. soluble fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Dilute the fertilizer to half strength to avoid root burn. Reduce feeding during the fall and winter, as the plant enters a period of slower growth.

    2. Pruning: Regularly trim your Philodendron Micans to maintain its shape and promote bushier growth. Remove any yellowing or damaged leaves to keep the plant healthy and visually appealing.

    3. Repotting: Repot your Philodendron Micans every 2-3 years or when it outgrows its current container. Choose a well-draining potting mix and a pot with drainage holes to prevent root rot.


    It is important to note that the Philodendron Micans is considered toxic to pets, according to the ASPCA's website. The plant contains calcium oxalate crystals, which can cause irritation and swelling of the mouth, tongue, and throat if ingested by pets. In severe cases, ingestion can lead to vomiting, difficulty swallowing, or excessive drooling. If you have pets at home, it is crucial to keep your Philodendron Micans out of their reach to prevent any potential harm.