The name Philodendron is derived from the Greek words 'philo' (love) and 'dendron' (tree). This classic plant is one of the most popular indoor plants.
Philodendron Florida Ghost is a beautiful climbing plant. The leaves can reach a size of approx. 35 cm. The older the plant gets, the whiter the new leaves will become. For this, they do need sufficient light.
Apart from being easy to maintain, the Philodendron is an air purifying plant. The Philodendron is particularly effective in helping to clean the air we breathe. The air-purifying abilities of a Philodendron are so strong that one Philodendron can purify a 10m² space. Of course, it is no problem to place several Philodendrons (or other plants) together in this area.
There are about 400 species of Philodendron, a member of the arum family (Araceae). Philodendron species originate mainly from the rainforests of South America and the Caribbean. The plant was first described in 1644, but did not receive an official name until 1829. The Philodendron family is a large one, with plants of different shapes, sizes and colours. Philodendrons can be divided into two basic categories: climbing and non-climbing plants. The non-climbing plants are sometimes found in nature high up in trees. If a seed germinates in the hollow of a high branch, the plant will be able to supply itself with sufficient nutrients and water through its roots.
Philodendron Florida Ghost is, just like the other Philodendrons, reasonably easy to maintain.
This Philodendron likes a moist soil, but the water should be able to drain away well. Spraying water could cause stains on the beautiful leaves. The preferred location is half sun or indirect light. A bright location will give a more intense colour to the leaves. The Philodendron grows better when it is fertilised occasionally during the summer months. In spring the plant can be repotted, we use peat as a substrate.