Plant Care Philodendron 'Birkin'

Philodendron 'Birkin'

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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

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 New Orleans, Louisiana.

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 New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana

57% Medium

Growing Philodendron 'Birkin' in New Orleans right now

Light needs for plant Philodendron 'Birkin' in New Orleans, Louisiana

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 4th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in New Orleans is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…

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Light needs for plant Philodendron 'Birkin' in New Orleans, Louisiana

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 17.8% ☀️

December 5th, 2021

New Orleans is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in New Orleans is expected to decrease by 17.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.2 megajoules of energy pe…

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Light needs for plant Philodendron 'Birkin' in New Orleans, Louisiana

Daylight will decrease by 0.6 hours 📉

December 5th, 2021

This month, New Orleans is getting an average of 9.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of da…

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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 💪.️

New Orleans, Louisiana currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help ensure this plant has adequate ingredients for growth by treating it to ample light ☀️.

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 New Orleans, Louisiana

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

November 30th, 2021

The growing potential in New Orleans is medium 👌.

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…

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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 New Orleans, Louisiana, 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 60
Philodendron 'Birkin' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 53
Philodendron 'Birkin' has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 47
Philodendron 'Birkin' has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 16
Philodendron 'Birkin' has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 11
Philodendron 'Birkin' has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 9
Philodendron 'Birkin' has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 4
Philodendron 'Birkin' has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 3
Megan avatar
@Megan
leaf-1 117 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 2,260 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 87 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 169 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 454 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
Erin avatar
@Erin
leaf-1 21 Plants
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globe Dallas, Oregon
09/12/2021

Adorable plant that’s easy to care for! Luv it🪴

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Emlandd avatar
@Emlandd
leaf-1 7 Plants
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globe Olds, 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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@Dylanslabach
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 752 XP
08/26/2021

Looks so beautiful and regal

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Amberollie avatar
@Amberollie
leaf-1 44 Plants
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globe Bell Buckle, Tennessee
08/22/2021

This plant is toxic. But easy to care for easy to propagate.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Sanela avatar
@Sanela
leaf-1 31 Plants
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globe Mendham, New Jersey
08/20/2021

Absolutely love their leaves!

Owenwist avatar
@Owenwist
leaf-1 29 Plants
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globe Deposit, New York
08/11/2021

Just kind of a chill layed back plant

Survivor Survivor
Amberollie avatar
@Amberollie
leaf-1 44 Plants
xp 671 XP
globe Bell Buckle, Tennessee
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 way. Just pouts a little. Lol

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Ellen avatar
@Ellen
leaf-1 12 Plants
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globe Princeton, Indiana
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 the light green stripes on the leaves. Would absolutely recommend this gorgeous plant!!!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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@Drawe17
leaf-1 23 Plants
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globe Cedar City, Utah
07/07/2021

Quick grower! Also really cool way of growing!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Paigeverman avatar
@Paigeverman
leaf-1 36 Plants
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globe Northville, Michigan
06/29/2021

I love how fast this guy grows and the variation in leaf coloring!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Cpburge avatar
@Cpburge
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 19 XP
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 once and awhile (not a lot but enough to add some differentiation to their soil). Overall a pretty easy plant to take care of and a wonderful plant for a beginner!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Rjg avatar
@Rjg
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globe Austin, Texas
06/23/2021

Still getting to know clutch but it’s easy and pretty!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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@Ohgeeitsmarieee
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 49 XP
06/22/2021

They are so beautiful and very easy to take care of

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Mattoni avatar
@Mattoni
leaf-1 54 Plants
xp 1,011 XP
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.

Fast grower Fast grower

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