Plant Care Philodendron Birkin

Philodendron Birkin

4.8 out of 5 (146 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 located in Boston, Massachusetts.

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

Plant care guide for Philodendron Birkin in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts

83% High

Growing Philodendron Birkin in Boston right now

Light needs for plant Philodendron Birkin in Boston, Massachusetts

Plant growth potential is currently very high 📈

May 24th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Boston is currently very high 📈. The plant growth potential in your area is currently at its peak! 🌿

The availability of high quality sunlight …

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Light needs for plant Philodendron Birkin in Boston, Massachusetts

Sunlight will increase by 17.2% ☀️

May 23rd, 2022

Boston is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Boston is expected to increase by 17.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 21.2 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant Philodendron Birkin in Boston, Massachusetts

Daylight will increase by 1.5 hours 📈

May 24th, 2022

This month, Boston is getting an average of 11.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 10.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 15.0 total hours of day…

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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 maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Boston, Massachusetts ☀️.️

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.

When to repot Philodendron Birkin

Nutrient needs for plant Philodendron Birkin in Boston, Massachusetts

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

May 22nd, 2022

The growing potential in Boston is high 📈.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any pl…

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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 your location in Boston, Massachusetts, 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 72
Philodendron Birkin has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 63
Philodendron Birkin has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 58
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 Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 10
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 12 Plants
xp 385 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 28 Plants
xp 5,119 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 56 Plants
xp 3,561 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
Fabraspfern avatar
@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
Reliableguasca avatar
@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.

Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Jcplantproper avatar
@Jcplantproper
leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 6,364 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 40 Plants
xp 1,421 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 7,838 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 62 Plants
xp 6,726 XP
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 53 Plants
xp 2,252 XP
globe Boise, Idaho
12/12/2021

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

Sarah avatar
@Sarah
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 54 XP
globe Vestal, New York
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 72 Plants
xp 10,101 XP
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-1 114 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
xp 3,626 XP
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 99 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
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Relle avatar
@Relle
leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 481 XP
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
xp 56 XP
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 7 Plants
xp 261 XP
globe Sherwood Park, Alberta
09/01/2021

Picky about its surroundings and very hard to care for

Browns easily Browns easily
Pet friendly Pet friendly

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