Philodendron Esmeraldense Care
Light: Philodendron Esmeraldense grows well in bright indirect light. In lower light, the leaves turn a darker green. Too much light or direct sun burns the leaves or causes the deep green color to fade.
Watering: Keep the soil moist at all times. Allow the top of the soil to dry out slightly before re-watering. Will tolerate some degree of drought better than having its roots too wet.
Soil: Philodendron Esmeraldense prefers a lightweight, permeable, and nutritious soil. The important thing is that the soil doesn’t have the disposition to condense or dries out quickly. Cheap garden soil sadly does have the tendency to dry out quite quickly. More high-quality soil is the better choice, which can be enriched with composing or rotten leaves. You can also use garden soil enriched with coconut fibers and flower soil.
Humidity: Normal room humidity will do, but prefers humid conditions if possible.
Temperature: Philodendron Esmeraldense enjoys the warmth, preferably between 65-85 degrees, so maintain indoor temperatures above 60 degrees. Avoid cold drafts and sudden temperature changes.
Fertilizing: If needed or desired, use a balanced liquid fertilizer every few weeks during the growing season for indoor plants.