Growing tips for "Philodendron Micans” (Philodendron Hederaceum – Micans, Velvet-leaf philodendron)

Updated: May 29, 2019

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Philodendron Micans has iridescent, heart-shaped leaves that are velvety to the touch and almost quilted in texture. Depending on the light, the color of the foliage can look deep green or rich purple, with the new leaves emerging chartreuse, edged with pink. It will cascade elegantly in a hanging planter, or can be trained to climb up a trellis.

Philodendron Micans thrives in bright, indirect light, moderate humidity and warm temperatures. Water when the top 1-2" of soil feels dry, and mist periodically to maintain high humidity.


Feed philodendron houseplants with a balanced liquid foliage houseplant fertilizer that contains macro-nutrients. Water the plant with the fertilizer monthly in spring and summer and every six to eight weeks in fall and winter. Slow growth and small leaf size indicate that the plant isn’t getting enough plant food. Pale new leaves usually indicate that the plant is lack of calcium and magnesium, which are essential for philodendrons.

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