4.9 out of 5 (57 experiences)
About Philodendron Micans
Philodendron 'Micans' is also known as the velvetleaf Philodendron becuase of its delightfully soft leaves! They emerge a pale red color, and mature to green but sprakle in the sunlight at any age! ✨ 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! ❄️
How to care for Philodendron Micans
Philodendron Micans needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Philodendron Micans 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 💪.
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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 Micans after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
I got this plant in the mail in really rough shape I do t know what happened along the way, my plant was wilted except for a few cuttings but so far those cuttings are doing good except for one leaf that has a little wilt on the top of it
Such a fast grower! In just 3 months since I picked it up, it’s nearly doubled in size. I have it hanging in a west facing window (for the winter) with vines climbing up and vines hanging below and the leaves of the one climbing are growing noticeably larger! I love it’s soft velvety leaves and it’s jewel toned reds and greens.
I’m a sucker for heart leaf philodendron. Add in rich velvety leaves with deep brooding colors and you have an incredibly wonderful plant. I would consider this plant to be an easy/beginner plant. I have had zero problems with it and there have been times when it’s been somewhat neglected. It’s just an overall great plant to have in your collection!
A fairly easy plant. However, they require some TLC. Unless you have a very humid environment or a humidifier, occasionally misting your plant is required. Need to watch for dust mites with all your plants. However if you see mites or other random bugs like silver fish, etc a little Neem oil is very helpful to mix in with your watering or mist bottle. Unfortunately I bumped up the pot size too much. I went from a 4” to an 8” and he didn’t like it, a 6” would’ve been a better fit. Struggled to acclimate to the new size for months. Because the pot size was too large, I didn’t realize the soil needed to aerate more and I needed to water less as the soil stays moist/wet longer. This also is what contributed to the bug issue. But don’t give up on your plants. Philodendrons are great resilient survivors and easy to propagate. The bugs are gone and I am slowly starting to cut a few nodes from the really long stems, propagate in water and add them to the pot so it looks much fuller. I think I love my plant even more because we have been thru it together so be a little patient, and they will love you in return.
I’ve had this for a couple of weeks now and he was a wee thing when he arrived… he had the cutest little tiny leaves! This is the only philodendron I’ve got that’s a climber. So that should be interesting - he’s got pretty velvety leaves that look so soft. I’m looking forward to him becoming much bigger!
Easy, velvety, beautiful and rewarding! When I have more space I will stick this micans to a plank of wood and watch her climb and grow 😍. I keep thinking the yellow dots on some of the leaves are spider mites or scale but after researching apparently they’re normal extrafloral nectaries! I vigilantly check for pests regularly anyway.