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Philodendron Lemon Lime

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Philodendron Lemon Lime has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

About Philodendron Lemon Lime

Philodendron 'Lemon Lime' boasts delightful bright yellow foliage. 💛 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 hederaceum 'Lemon Lime'
Philodendron
Araceae
Alismatales

Also known as

Lemon Lime Philodendron and Philodendron 'Neon'

How to care for Philodendron Lemon Lime

💦 Water

How often to water your Philodendron Lemon Lime

Water needs for Philodendron Lemon Lime
0.5 cups
every 9

Philodendron Lemon Lime 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 Lemon Lime

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Philodendron Lemon Lime in your home

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

Philodendron Lemon Lime 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 Lemon Lime in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Philodendron Lemon Lime

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Philodendron Lemon Lime: 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 Lemon Lime after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing Philodendron Lemon Lime →

Common Philodendron Lemon Lime Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Philodendron Lemon Lime prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Philodendron Lemon Lime Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Philodendron Lemon Lime 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 in your home 🏡.

Philodendron Lemon Lime Light Requirements →

Philodendron Lemon Lime Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Philodendron Lemon Lime is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

Philodendron Lemon Lime Toxicity to Humans →


💨 Humidity

Philodendron Lemon Lime prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.

Philodendron Lemon Lime Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Philodendron Lemon Lime does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Philodendron Lemon Lime →

When and How to Successfully Repot Philodendron Lemon Lime →


💩 Fertilizer

Philodendron Lemon Lime should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Philodendron Lemon Lime →


❄️ Dormancy

Philodendron Lemon Lime does not have a typical pattern of dormancy. If you notice their growth slowing down substantially, double check that they are getting enough sunlight and water to thrive!


🌎 Native Region

Philodendron Lemon Lime is native to Central, South America, and the Caribbean.


🌸 Flowers

Philodendron Lemon Lime produces flowers in the wild, but does not flower when kept as houseplants.

Philodendron Lemon Lime Flowers →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Philodendron Lemon Lime is a naturally climbing plant and can be trained to climb indoors if you provide a moss pole or trellis. The newest growth will emerge from the end of the stems.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Philodendron Lemon Lime can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 11a-12a. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Philodendron Lemon Lime Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Philodendron Lemon Lime can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:

  • Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
  • To get the cutting to root, you can either:
    • Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.

How to Propagate Philodendron Lemon Lime →


🍂 Yellow Leaves

Yellow leaves aren’t always a reason to panic, and can be a normal part of a plant’s life cycle. Unless brand new leaves are turning yellow or all the leaves change color at once, it’s likely just your plant shedding old leaves.

Overwatering and root rot are the most likely cause of problems in Philodendron Lemon Lime, since they are sensitive to wet soil. The leaves may also appear to be curling or drooping. Less often, yellow leaves are caused by underwatering, nutrient deficiencies, or pests.

Replace soggy soil with fresh, dry soil and download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Philodendron Lemon Lime

Philodendron Lemon Lime

Philodendron Lemon Lime


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 Lemon Lime has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 16
Philodendron Lemon Lime has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 15
Philodendron Lemon Lime has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 14
Philodendron Lemon Lime has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 9
Philodendron Lemon Lime has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
@Dems avatar
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leaf-1 21 Plants
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04/01/2022

Absolute favourite child! Grows super fast once it establishes and doesnt seem to mind under-watering.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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leaf-1 46 Plants
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globe Baltimore, MD
01/14/2022

Beautiful and easy philodendron. Not too dramatic if you forget to water for a day or two.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
@chloe.elmore avatar
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leaf-1 24 Plants
xp 699 XP
01/02/2022

My first houseplant and SO resilient. Not picky about where you put them in the house and great for filling space visually

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@voidbugz avatar
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leaf-1 40 Plants
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globe Minneapolis, MN
11/20/2021

Make sure these babies get enough water! They’re easy to propagate so you have a good chance of saving them, but will wilt/drop leaves quickly without enough water

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Browns easily Browns easily
@rosyburrow avatar
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leaf-1 54 Plants
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10/24/2021

One of my favourite plants. It’s easy to propagate and a fast grower. I’ve found it’s also more tolerant of it’s light and watering requirements (it’s new growth isn’t orange if it’s kept in a lower light area).

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Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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@Fancystache avatar
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leaf-1 42 Plants
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07/19/2021

This is the first plant I bought because it was so striking.
I enjoy the other Pothos around the home but this one makes me happy.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Anna avatar
@Anna
leaf-1 6 Plants
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globe Greensboro, NC
07/10/2021

The leaves will tell you when to water and when to fertilize

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Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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