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 Washington, District of Columbia.

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?

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5"
Light

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Plant care guide for Philodendron 'Birkin' in Washington, District of Columbia

Washington, District of Columbia

32% Very Low

Growing Philodendron 'Birkin' in Washington right now

Light needs for plant Philodendron 'Birkin' in Washington, District of Columbia

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 21st, 2022

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

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

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Light needs for plant Philodendron 'Birkin' in Washington, District of Columbia

Sunlight will increase by 24.7% ☀️

January 21st, 2022

Washington is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Washington is expected to increase by 24.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.8 megajoules of energy per…

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Light needs for plant Philodendron 'Birkin' in Washington, District of Columbia

Daylight will increase by 0.7 hours 📈

January 20th, 2022

This month, Washington is getting an average of 6.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 7.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of d…

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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 💪.

We wouldn’t recommend testing its limits during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Washington, District of Columbia ⛅.

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.

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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 Washington, District of Columbia, 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 64
Philodendron 'Birkin' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 59
Philodendron 'Birkin' has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 50
Philodendron 'Birkin' has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 17
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
Kaylies avatar
@Kaylies
leaf-1 70 Plants
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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 71 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 29 Plants
xp 822 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
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@Whitneywanders
leaf-1 36 Plants
xp 887 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
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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 80 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
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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
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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
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@Eliza
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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
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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
Erin avatar
@Erin
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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
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@Amberollie
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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
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globe Mendham, New Jersey
08/20/2021

Absolutely love their leaves!

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@Owenwist
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globe Deposit, New York
08/11/2021

Just kind of a chill layed back plant

Survivor Survivor
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@Amberollie
leaf-1 48 Plants
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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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