Not a TC plant!
This beauty has an unusual leaf shape, which at first was thought to be eaten by insects. At that time, only one other specimen of this species was found, which made it certain that it was a species in its own right after all.
The super rare Philodendron joepii is named after a Dutch botanist, Joep Moonen. This gem seems to have become rare in the wild (in the South American region), but fortunately several specimens have been preserved in botanical gardens by collectors and botanists.
The Philodendron Joepii is a climber. Originally, the plants in the rainforests had to fight for sufficient light. The higher they can climb, the larger the leaves can become.
This beautiful plant thrives best with moderate indirect light, but it can also tolerate lower indirect light. In the summer, it is advisable to water the plant a little every fortnight when it is in a place with lower indirect light. When the plant receives more light, the frequency of watering should also be adjusted. Temperatures between 18°C and 23°C are desirable.
It is important that the Philodendron Joepii is placed in slightly moist soil, as this stimulates the roots of the plant to continually breathe in fresh oxygen. However, the soil should never be wet, as this increases the risk of root rot. For almost all Philodendron species, a traditional potting soil does not fit optimally. Therefore, we recommend mixing perlite and bark through the soil, which is already a big step in the right direction. We use peat for most plants. In a mixture, this ensures that the pH of the soil is kept between 4.5-7.5. For a Joepii, this is considered optimal.
The Philodendron Joepii is actually a very easy species to keep, and one that doesn't make a lot of demands on its environment.