Plant Care Philodendron 'Painted Lady'

Philodendron 'Painted Lady'

4.7 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Philodendron 'Painted Lady' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Philodendron 'Painted Lady' has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

About Philodendron 'Painted Lady'

Philodendrons grow aerial roots that grip the bark of trees, allowing them to grow over 20 feet tall! Their 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 'Painted Lady'
Philodendron
Araceae
Alismatales

Also known as

Philodendron Araceae and Philodendron erubescens 'Painted Lady'

How to care for Philodendron 'Painted Lady'

💦 Water

How often to water your Philodendron 'Painted Lady'

Water needs for Philodendron 'Painted Lady'
0.5 cups
every 9

Philodendron 'Painted Lady' 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 'Painted Lady'

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Philodendron 'Painted Lady' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Philodendron 'Painted Lady': 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Philodendron 'Painted Lady' 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 'Painted Lady' in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Philodendron 'Painted Lady'

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

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Philodendron 'Painted Lady' 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.

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Philodendron 'Painted Lady' Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Philodendron 'Painted Lady' 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 'Painted Lady' Light Requirements →

Philodendron 'Painted Lady' Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

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💨 Humidity

Philodendron 'Painted Lady' 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 'Painted Lady' Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Philodendron 'Painted Lady' 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 'Painted Lady' →

When and How to Successfully Repot Philodendron 'Painted Lady' →


💩 Fertilizer

Philodendron 'Painted Lady' 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!


❄️ Dormancy

Philodendron 'Painted Lady' 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 'Painted Lady' is native to Central, South America, and the Caribbean.


🧐 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 'Painted Lady'

Philodendron 'Painted Lady'

Philodendron 'Painted Lady'


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 'Painted Lady' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Philodendron 'Painted Lady' has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Philodendron 'Painted Lady' has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Philodendron 'Painted Lady' has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
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New leaves come one after another! Super easy to care for, highly underrated IMO 🌱

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