Plant Care Philodendron Birkin

Philodendron Birkin

4.8 out of 5 (144 experiences)

Philodendron Birkin has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Philodendron Birkin has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Philodendron Birkin

Philodendrons grow aerial roots that grip the bark of trees, allowing them to grow over 20 feet tall! Their heart-shaped leaves change shape as they climb and can grow larger than a dinner plate. Fossils show Philodendrons growing as far back as 30 million years ago when South America was still connected to Antarctica! ❄️

Taxonomy

Philodendron 'Birkin'
Philodendron
Araceae
Alismatales

How to care for Philodendron Birkin

Water

How often to water your Philodendron Birkin

Water needs for Philodendron Birkin
0.5 cups
every 9

Philodendron Birkin needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Philodendron Birkin

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Philodendron Birkin in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Philodendron Birkin: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Philodendron Birkin can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Philodendron Birkin in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Philodendron Birkin

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Philodendron Birkin: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Philodendron Birkin after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Philodendron Birkin is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Philodendron Birkin

Philodendron Birkin

Philodendron Birkin


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Philodendron Birkin has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 71
Philodendron Birkin has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 62
Philodendron Birkin has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 56
Philodendron Birkin has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 19
Philodendron Birkin has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 13
Philodendron Birkin has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 5
Philodendron Birkin has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 3
Messyjessi avatar
@Messyjessi
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 1,009 XP
04/17/2022

Pretty easy to take care of! I’ve had her 2 months and she’s already putting out a new leaf! Does fine in a north facing window and isn’t too dramatic if I forget to water her right away

Fast grower Fast grower
Lovingsunnyaz avatar
@Lovingsunnyaz
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 5,949 XP
globe Goodyear, Arizona
03/15/2022

Shine firm variegated leaves. Seemingly easy to grow, and stays green!!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Mariansoasis avatar
@Mariansoasis
leaf-1 76 Plants
xp 5,528 XP
globe Solana Beach, California
03/12/2022

Beautiful leaves, sturdy plant, easy to care for. Love this plant 🪴 💚

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
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@Fabraspfern
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 68 XP
globe Naperville, Illinois
03/04/2022

I love this philodendron Birkin! The white lines on the large leaves are beautiful. It stretches its leaves out toward the direction of the sun so it really has to be rotated for even growth. Everything I’ve read says it’s easy to care for.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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@Reliableguasca
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 82 XP
globe Cincinnati, Ohio
02/14/2022

I bought this when I first moved into my apartment almost a year ago, and it has thrived in my bathroom. It’s a pretty hardy plant, and I don’t think I could kill it if I tried.

Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Jcplantproper avatar
@Jcplantproper
leaf-1 28 Plants
xp 11,404 XP
02/07/2022

Let it dry out!!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Mojo avatar
@Mojo
leaf-1 48 Plants
xp 2,042 XP
globe Austin, Texas
01/30/2022

So much energy, so little drama. I have many plants. He may be my fave. He’s certainly my Good Child.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Kaylies avatar
@Kaylies
leaf-1 71 Plants
xp 8,264 XP
globe Leawood, Kansas
01/13/2022

I love these philodendron. Very fun to watch grow. You never know exactly what the leaves will look like when they unfurl.

Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily
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@Boozybillsbabe
leaf-1 63 Plants
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globe Baltimore, Maryland
01/11/2022

I love this plant! It’s been growing so quickly and the variegation is absolutely beautiful! Very low maintenance for a beautiful reward.

Fast grower Fast grower
Currentlybugging avatar
@Currentlybugging
leaf-1 28 Plants
xp 867 XP
12/14/2021

i’m not too sure if i just have great green thumbs but my Burlington has produced 3 fully white leaves in under 6 months. loves a good light spot as well as occasional misting

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Whitneywanders avatar
@Whitneywanders
leaf-1 50 Plants
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globe Boise, Idaho
12/12/2021

I love that each new leaf is different 💚 beautiful to look at

Stait avatar
@Stait
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 139 XP
12/10/2021

I love him so much, i’ve definitely been late on a few waters, but he’s strong no the less. sturdy, big, and beautiful

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Roxanne avatar
@Roxanne
leaf-1 57 Plants
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globe Portland, Oregon
12/07/2021

Likes indirect light, and water every week or so when it’s mostly dry. Seems to be very happy in its well-draining coco coir + perlite mix. Each new leaf that has unfurled has been even more variegated than the last and so rewarding!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Megan avatar
@Megan
leaf-1 97 Plants
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globe Washington, District of Columbia
11/24/2021

I’ve had some ups and downs with my birkin, but overall I love it. Too much light and it can burn or put out pure white leaves, which look cool but can’t photosynthesize - so just watch out for that.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Boki avatar
@Boki
leaf-1 107 Plants
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globe San Juan, Metro Manila
11/17/2021

Not too fussy with bright light requirements. Slowly growing from 60watt grow light almost 3 feet away.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
James avatar
@James
leaf-1 103 Plants
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globe Denver, Colorado
10/15/2021

Likes bright indirect light. Loves humidity!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Eliza avatar
@Eliza
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 181 XP
globe Melbourne, Victoria
10/04/2021

this plant grows really easily if you just water it once a week or so and give it sunlight :)

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Relle avatar
@Relle
leaf-1 19 Plants
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globe Watanobbi, New South Wales
09/23/2021

Very easy to grow. I have had mine for about 3 years, only repotted it once. A bit slow growing but always looks good.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Victoria avatar
@Victoria
leaf-1 3 Plants
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globe Vancouver, British Columbia
09/14/2021

Love them

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Emlandd avatar
@Emlandd
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 306 XP
globe Sherwood Park, Alberta
09/01/2021

Picky about its surroundings and very hard to care for

Browns easily Browns easily

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