Philodendron Silver Sword
My friend is a serial propagator and the plants began to take over the house. I'd never seen a Philodendron Silver Sword before, so was more than happy to take one off her hands.
When you receive your plant don’t re-pot straight away, give it a week to get used to its new home first. Like other philodendrons, the Silver Sword variety enjoys bright light but copes with low light conditions too. The silver leaves do not like being exposed to direct sunlight. Keep this plant either in dappled light or back from a sunny window so it won't be burned by the sun. Check if the soil is moist or dry 1 inch down. If it feels moist, skip watering for now. If it’s dry, water the plant thoroughly. We recommend a well-draining, loose soil that’s conducive to better aeration and less water retention. Remember to always remove dead or damaged leaves.
The easiest propagation method involves harvesting a stem cutting. The stem cutting should have 1-2 leaf nodes and a few leaves on it. Place it with the cut end into water or moist soil and keep it in a warm, bright location, out of direct sunlight.
In a few weeks to a month, roots should already be formed. Transplant the new plant to a larger pot.
The size of plant you receive will be around 30cm, from the soil up.
Your plant will be delivered in an upcycled pot, wrapped in a Grubber print cloth (much like the one pictured). However, as we only use second-hand materials the fabric may vary. Your plant should arrive looking lovely, but if any leaves are damaged just cut them off. This will do the plant no harm. Of course, we only use peat-free soil.