Posted 2Y ago by @melaza

Should I cut them off?

I recently got this #Philodendron β€˜Birkin’ & the two newest leaves are fully white. I’m concerned that they are just sucking energy out of the rest of the plant & that it’s just going to keep pumping out white leaves until it slowly dies ☹️

Should I put her in a lower light situation to encourage less variegation?
#PhiloFlock #OasisMely
3ft to light, indirect
4” pot with drainage
Last watered 1 year ago
@melaza The Philodendron Birkin has a variety of different leaf colors. When you have new leaves, they will be completely white. When the leaves age, they will get progressively darker. The oldest leaves on your plant will be dark green, while the newest leaves are completely white. EDIT your plant is beautiful 😍
@KikisOasis you taught me something new! I have a Birkin and I just thought the new leaves would be white forever! 🀍πŸ₯°πŸ˜‚ That is so interesting, thank you for sharing @melaza
Here is my Birkin, Esteban! From November until now. I have him in an East facing window, right next to a humidifier. He's seems pretty happy 😍❀️ you can see in the last picture that the all white leaves are starting to get some green on them.
I agree with @KikisOasis leaf it alone and it will mature.

You have a BEAUTIFUL plant!
@RedRuby beautiful 🀩
I love her name πŸ˜‚
Thanks everyone! I was just worried because it had a white leaf when I got it and it started getting translucent then brown patches around the edges 😰 but I trust y’all so I will be patient & let them liiive! @KikisOasis @RedRuby @sarahsalith @Honeyharbin
@melaza in the off chance that it doesn't green, it'll waste away and the plant will keep growing new ones. I have a few missing leaves on my Birkin when it didn't get exactly what it needed and the leaves were really white, but you can't tell.