Plant Care Philodendron 'Birkin'
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Philodendron 'Birkin'

4.7 out of 5 (112 experiences)

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

Taxonomy

Philodendron 'Birkin'
Philodendron
Araceae
Alismatales

What other plant parents say

Philodendron 'Birkin' has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 53
Philodendron 'Birkin' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 47
Philodendron 'Birkin' has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 39
Philodendron 'Birkin' has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 14
Philodendron 'Birkin' has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 11
Philodendron 'Birkin' has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 8
Philodendron 'Birkin' has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 3
Philodendron 'Birkin' has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Cjsplanties avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Philodendron 'Birkin' named Philodenderon Birkin by Cjsplanties on Greg, the plant care app
05/17/2021

This plants grows pretty easily and doesn’t seem to require to much ‘extra care’ in terms of watering, fertilization and general plant care. The plant propagates well in water. Mine grew two new leav…

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Cpburge avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Philodendron 'Birkin' named Bertha by Cpburge on Greg, the plant care app
06/23/2021

Birkins LOVE sun!! I keep mine in my window 24/7 and they end up growing with their leaves basking in the light and it’s precious! Watering is important and I usually add some coffee grounds every on…

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@Ellen
Princeton, Indiana
Rating of the plant Philodendron 'Birkin' named Delilah by Ellen on Greg, the plant care app
07/23/2021

This plant is also naturally drought tolerant which is amazing because it doesn’t need a lot of water very often. It looks absolutely beautiful in my space and is very easy to take care of! I love th…

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@Amberollie
Bell Buckle, Tennessee
Rating of the plant Philodendron 'Birkin' named Dolores by Amberollie on Greg, the plant care app
07/27/2021

Not pet friendly but, I have had her for a while and she’s been through the ringer and still looks good. Fast growing. Pretty leaves and does demand water but doesn’t brown when she doesn’t get her …

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@Pinkandgreen
Kippa-Ring, Queensland
Rating of the plant Philodendron 'Birkin' named Belinda by Pinkandgreen on Greg, the plant care app
03/19/2021

I’ve only had this pretty lady for two weeks and she is thriving! Being a kokedama I think may slow her growth somewhat but I love her striking leaves and red tinges on her new growth. She loves good…

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@Tortoise
Little Rock, Arkansas
Rating of the plant Philodendron 'Birkin' named Leafeon by Tortoise on Greg, the plant care app
04/19/2021

i have all kinds of neat plants but this simple guy my girlfriend “accidentally” stole from walmart is definitely my favorite. I can’t tell you exactly why??? but he just holds a special place in my …

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@Bethea0211
Superior, Colorado
Rating of the plant Philodendron 'Birkin' named Birk by Bethea0211 on Greg, the plant care app
04/07/2021

Birkins’ are unstable plants meaning you will see the occasional reversion to a plant it was mixed with (like mine did). But I think this plant is amazing!!! With its white variegation and fast growt…

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Mattoni avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Philodendron 'Birkin' named 12 Athena by Mattoni on Greg, the plant care app
06/22/2021

If you want those gorgeous white stripes, light, light, light! I kept mine in a low light spot at first. It lost most of its stripes.

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@Pascabelly
Cookeville, Tennessee
Rating of the plant Philodendron 'Birkin' named philodendren by Pascabelly on Greg, the plant care app
03/07/2021

brown spots on leaves and still not sure why. have had a consistent water schedule and always water when dry

Viveroalexis avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Philodendron 'Birkin' named Doja Cat by Viveroalexis on Greg, the plant care app
05/15/2021

Very cool trendy plant that is easy to propagate and is very pretty to look at, easy water schedule as well

How to care for Philodendron 'Birkin'

Water

How often to water your Philodendron 'Birkin'

Water needs for Philodendron 'Birkin'
0.5 cups
every 12

Philodendron 'Birkin' needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 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
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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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.

Care Summary for Philodendron 'Birkin'

Philodendron 'Birkin'

Philodendron 'Birkin'


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 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.

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