Glossy Trailing Vine for Indoors
|Botanical Name:||Philodendron Greek Wonder|
|Common Name:||Trailing Vine|
|Light:||Low to bright indirect light|
|Watering:||Water when compost feels dry. Drain excess water|
|Feeding:||Once per month in the growing season|
|Humidity:||Misting occasionally recommended|
|Room:||Adult bedroom or office|
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Philodendron hails from the tropical rainforests of Central America and the Caribbean. There are 500 varieties of this glossy trailing vine whose name joins the Greek dendron for tree with philo for love due to their heart-shaped leaves.
Philodendron Green Wonder is a glossy tropical beauty with dark green starburst leaves that emerge lighter pale green before maturing to match the established foliage. It has long slender stems and a canopy of glossy foliage that turns an office or bedroom into a tropical paradise.
In the wilds of Central America Philodendron can reach several metres long winding up trees or hanging from canopies. It will reach around 1.5 metres if you repot and give it room to grow. You can either leave it to hang from a shelf or tie it to a mossy pole.
This lovely philo is a no-fuss, leafy luscious wonder that transforms a dull room into Club Tropicana, but like all philodendrons it’s toxic when eaten so keep it clear of kids and pets that chew.
How To Water And Feed Philodendron Greek Wonder
Water philodendrons by placing them in a sink of water for a few hours to soak up what they need. It’s best to do this when the compost is drying out, so it isn’t overwhelmed with water and soggy roots.
After the soak, let it drain freely before popping it back in the display pot. Give the leaves a wipe to remove dust build-up and mist it to boost humidity.
Philodendron Green Wonder won’t need food in the winter, but in the summer months a three to four week dose of weak houseplant fertiliser will boost its growth rate and produce more glossy leaves.
How Much Light Does Philodendron Greek Wonder Need?
It can cope with a shady spot but does best in bright indirect light. Direct glaring sunlight will scorch its glossy foliage. In its native environment, it grows beneath the canopy of large rainforest trees, absorbing any light that trickles down.
Where To Put Philodendron Greek Wonder
A bright but not directly lit windowsill is a good place for Green Wonder. Because it’s toxic, adult bedrooms and home offices suit it well. It’ll purify the air and bring some much-needed greenery to a dull winter home.
Avoid drying radiators and drafty spots. This is a warmth-loving tropical plant that’ll shrivel and drop its leaves if it gets too cold.