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Prismacolor™ Birkin Philodendron

Philodendron 'Birkin'

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Prismacolor Birkin Philodendron (Philodendron 'Birkin') at Country Basket Garden Centre

Prismacolor™ Birkin Philodendron in full

Prismacolor™ Birkin Philodendron in full

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Prismacolor Birkin Philodendron (Philodendron 'Birkin') at Country Basket Garden Centre

Prismacolor™ Birkin Philodendron foliage

Prismacolor™ Birkin Philodendron foliage

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Height:  18 inches

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Group/Class:  Leafjoy Houseplants

Brand:  Proven Winners


This stunning Philodendron is a non-climber, featuring dark green leaves with highly contrasting white pinstriping; becomes more and more variegated as it matures, with each leaf bearing a unique pattern; a great accent plant for low to medium light areas

Features & Attributes

Prismacolor™ Birkin Philodendron's attractive large glossy heart-shaped leaves emerge creamy white, turning dark green in colour with prominent white stripes and tinges of black throughout the year on a plant with an upright spreading habit of growth.

This is a dense herbaceous evergreen houseplant with an upright spreading habit of growth. This plant should not require much pruning, except when necessary to keep it looking its best.

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Prismacolor™ Birkin Philodendron can be expected to grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. This houseplant performs well in both bright or indirect sunlight and strong artificial light, and can therefore be situated in almost any well-lit room or location. It prefers to grow in average to moist soil. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It will benefit from a regular feeding with a general-purpose fertilizer with every second or third watering. It is not particular as to soil type or pH; an average potting soil should work just fine. Be warned that parts of this plant are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so special care should be exercised if growing it around children and pets.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.


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