Philodendron ‘Moonlight’ is best grown in well-drained, moist soil in part shade to full shade. Too much light can easily burn the leaves. Philodendrons also do not like overly wet or cold soils. Avoid alkaline soil.
Moonlight is a fantastic under story plant in shady gardens in warm, frost-free regions. It is also an excellent houseplant in bright, warm indoor spaces.
The philodendron leaves and stems are poisonous, and the juices can cause skin irritation in some people.
|Temperature:||The ideal temperature for this plant is 60-75ºF/16-24ºC. Temperatures above and beyond this could cause the plants growth to slow down.|
|Light:||This plant is relatively durable and it can thrive in many different conditions but it is more suited to bright light but not direct sun. It can, however, cope with low light.|
|Watering:||Through Spring and Summer the soil should be kept moist but during winter the soil should be allowed to dry out between waterings.|
|Soil:||Typically any high quality, fast draining potting mix is good.|
|Re-Potting:||When the roots compact and form a tight ball it is time for the plant to be repotted into a planter that is around 2-3 inches larger. Repotting should take place during the latter part of winter or spring before the plant begins to grow new leaves.|
|Fertilizer:||The Philodendron is a plant that can grow very quickly and should be fed every month during spring and summer, especially when new leaves are growing. During the winter, feeding can take place every other month using a basic houseplant food.|
|Humidity:||This species is quite tolerant of dry conditions. During summer it’s good practice to mist the leaves.|
|Propagation:||The best time to take stem tip cuttings is during spring or early summer. Place the stem in water or moist soil and they should root quite easily.|