Philodendron Mamei “Silver Cloud Plant”
The magnificent Philodendron Mamei is a tropical perennial creeping plant that produces heart-shaped leaves with silver variegation.
Philodendron Mamei is a beautiful creeping aroid that grows as ground cover and sometimes creeps up trees true to its epiphytic nature. The leaves are ridged and the petiole is ruffled and reddish at the base of the leaf. Thanks to the short nodes, this plant tends to have a fuller appearance. Although Mamei is believed to be terrestrial, some have seen it climb the trees out in the wild.
This amazing silvery variegated leaf philodendron produces numerous heart-shaped leaves on 10 to 12-inch stems. The veins run deep, giving the leaves an almost pleated look. The leaves are less leathery than many other fellow species. The leaf nodes on this plant are very tight and compact which makes a fuller plant. An excellent choice for indoor or patio containers.
This plant can be used well to decorate your home, doesn’t need much care, easy to handle. If you are about to start gardening and you are a beginner in this field then Blushing Philodendron will be perfect for you.
This ease to care for plants is one of the most popular houseplants. In tropical regions it can survive outside, however, in most places, it is used strictly as a houseplant. While blooms on this fast-growing climber may appear at any time during the year most plants in confinement never bloom. The Philodendron is an evergreen vine that thrives in partial shade at moderate temperatures.
To care for Philodendron mamei use loose well-draining potting soil and a temperature between 65°- 80°F (18°C – 27°C) as well as bright indirect light. Water about once a week when the top 2” of soil (5cm) are almost dry and provide 60% or more humidity for optimal growth. And also Fertilize every 4-6 weeks in spring and summer using a balanced liquid fertilizer or use a slow-release fertilizer every 3-6 months.
Philodendron Mamei Quick Guide Care
One of the easiest Philos to grow, this one is a nice option for everyone including the beginners.
Water: Moderate (Water right after the upper layer gets 70% dry).
Sunlight: The bright indirect sun.
Humidity: Average to high.
Fertilizer: Mild doses in the growing season.
Dos and Don’ts After Receiving the Plant
- Do not re-pot the plant immediately after receiving it because not good for the plant. We’ve taken care of that with better pot and rich soil.
- Keep the plant in indirect sunlight for 3 to 7 days.
- Always check the soil moisture and keep the plant hydrated all time. But do not overwater it.