Philodendron Paraiso Verde is an expensive plant. If you want to grow it in your home then you need to know about the Philodendron Paraiso Verde care methods.
It needs simple care and less attention from growers. Even then the most of the houseplant owners lose their beautiful Philodendron Paraiso Verde plants.
The reason is they follow the wrong caring routine. They treat it like other philodendron plants.
Every Philodendron plant is different so you need to alter the care routine according to your plant type.
In this article, I will help you to make a perfect Philodendron Paraiso Verde caring schedule.
About the Philodendron Paraiso Verde
This philodendron plant produces long leaves about 7 to 10 inches long.
Each leaf has beautiful marble markings. In the initial stage, the leaves have white markings. These marble marks turn light yellow once the plant gets mature.
Because the leaves are large in size and they are heavy. The soft stems of philodendron cannot hold their weight.
You need to support the stems to keep your plant straight.
In their natural home Paraiso Verde climb on other plants for support. Use the bamboo stick to support its structure.
Your indoor growing Philodendron Paraiso Verde can achieve a maximum height of 20 inches.
Paradise Verde is a costly plant so you need to take care of its growing needs.
Now let’s talk about what it needs to grow and how you can care Paraiso Verde?
Quick care guide
|Common Names||Green Paradise|
|Size||20 inches tall|
|Water||Need moist soil|
|Temperature||55 to 90 F|
|Humidity||50 to 80 %|
|Pests & Diseases||Aphids, Mealybugs & Leaf spot, brown tips, leaf curl|
Purchasing from the garden store
At the time of purchasing, you need to do a deep inspection.
Choose the healthy-looking plant and check the underside of leaves for any sign of infection or disease.
Do not buy the plant if:
- Leaves have dark spots
- Tiny holes in the leaves
- The plant has yellow leaves
- There are pest colonies under the leaves
- The stems look weak and fade.
If leaves are healthy and stems do not have any unusual signs then take them out of their pot and check the roots.
The roots must be healthy.
If there is any sign of root fungi or some parts of the root are brown.
Then do not buy the plant and go for another healthy Paraiso Verde.
When you bring a good healthy plant at home then repot it in the terracotta plant pot. Put the plant pot in a high humid place and in low bright light.
It takes some days to adapt to your indoor home environment.
For the first 10 days, you need to give your plant extra care and love.
Once it gets well established in its new pot then you can follow the below steps for proper care and maintenance.
Philodendron Paraiso Verde Care Techniques
Light energy plays an important role in the leaf pattern.
Imagine the picture of the tropical jungle where this plant comes from. In between large trees, it only gets a low amount of sunlight.
This clears that you also need to put it somewhere it cannot get indirect light.
The source of light can be sun or grow lights but the light has to be a low bright light.
The direct falling sun rays will burn the plant and also make the beautiful marble leaves dark green.
If your plant is not producing good variegation then change its place immediately before it gets too late.
Note: Do not put it on the window sill, place it near it to full fill its indirect bright light needs.
Watering Paraiso Verde
Like every other tropical plant, it also needs consistently moist soil to grow.
But it does not like to stand in wet or soggy soil.
You need to learn how to make a balance between moist soil and wet soil.
To do this you need to check the condition of the potting soil. For that poke the finger in it and feel the moisture.
If it has moisture then everything is good and you do not need to water it.
Remember that overwatering can kill the plant roots.
Therefore, you need to check the plant pot also. Because the plant pots with draining holes can save the plant roots from extra water.
They drain the water out of the pot from the bottom hole.
Quality of water
But if you do not know how to collect rainwater then you can use filtered water.
Because our tap water may contain hard minerals or sometimes chemicals. Both these substances are not good for plants.
Your water must not contain
- Calcium Carbonate
- Magnesium Carbonate
- Magnesium Chloride
Also do not mist water on the leaves. Philodendron Paraiso Verde leaves do not need water.
This plant absorbs enough water from the soil through its roots.
Any drop of water on its leaves leads them to leaf fungus diseases.
The first thing you need to know before choosing the soil is the moisture level that plants prefer.
After that, you can mix different ingredients to make any normal potting soil suitable for the plant.
Because this plant needs constantly moist soil but not wet soil. You need to grow it in a balanced form of soil.
Take the normal houseplant potting soil with good water retention powers.
Then to make it fluffy add some parts of perlite and coco coir.
These two substances add excellent draining powers to the current potting soil.
Avoid the use of garden soil because it may contain insects and pathogens that are not good for plants at all.
If possible, add few ounces of organic fertilizer to it. This will reduce the need for the top fertilizers and also give an instant health boost to your plants.
If you are living the USDA Hardiness Zones 9b to 10 then you do not need to worry about the temperature.
The outdoor temperature in these areas is suitable for growing Philodendron Paraiso Verde in an outdoor garden.
In other areas, you need to keep the room temperature between 50 to 90 degrees F.
Above or below this range will cause problems to growing Philodendron Paraiso Verde plants.
In winters move the outdoor plant pot inside and keep it warm by covering the pot in cotton cloth.
Do not expose it to the hot air of heating systems. The hot air will make the plant leaves dull and dry. This increases the need for water applications in winters.
Paraiso Verde plant needs humidity between 50 to 80 %. Which is on the higher side.
Therefore, keep the room humidity between 50 to 65 % this range is good for humans, pets, and plants.
We generally have our home humidity between 40 to 65%.
In case of low humidity, you can follow the below techniques
Group all the houseplants together with a distance of 12 inches. They make their small humid environment.
That helps them to survive in low humid conditions.
The second method is to use a water tray filled with rocks and place your plant pot over it. When the dry air touches the water in a tray the water gets evaporates.
This created a humidity balloon around the plant.
The third and quick solution is plant humidifiers.
They are cheap and portable devices. You can use a bottle of filtered water to make vapors of water to increase the room humidity.
These devices use heat to make vapors of water. This heat will not increase the room temperature. Because there is a coil in the humidifier that does not release unwanted heat to the surroundings.
There are two reasons behind the repotting of plants. One is when the plant roots grow large and they start coming out of the bottom hole.
The second is when the soil becomes less fertile and you cannot refill it with fertilizers.
In the case of Philodendron Paraiso Verde repot these plants when roots get tightly bound in the small size plant pot.
Choose the plant container that is one size big than the current pot.
Also, check the bottom draining hole. It is a must to protect plants from accidental overwatering.
You also need fresh potting soil for the repotting. Because the fresh soil is highly fertile than the old soil. Such soil increases the life of your plants.
Once you have all the necessary things then follow the below steps
Gently pat the plant pot and lose the soil with a sharp tool without damaging the plant roots.
Then take out the plant slowly from its plant pot.
Remove the old soil from the plant roots and inspect them.
If you see damaged roots then use sharp shears to cut and remove the part.
Then fill the new pot to its half with potting soil and place the plant in it.
Then fill the remaining half with the soil and give some water to your repotted plant.
For best Philodendron Paraiso Verde care trim it regularly.
Actually, it is not a fast-growing tall plant. So, you do not need frequent pruning.
But for best growth use sharp shears to remove the yellow and damaged plant leaves. You should trim the plant once the leaves get burnt due to the high light exposure.
Because it is an expensive plant buying many of them from the market is not a wise idea.
You need to learn the propagation of Philodendron Paraiso Verde to have many Paraiso Verde plants in your indoor plant collection.
Below is the proper step-by-step guide of propagation
- Take a sharp knife and cut the healthy stem below the leaf node.
- It must have a minimum of one or a maximum of 2 leaves.
- Use the fresh potting soil and plant the stem cuttings in it.
- Place the plant pot in high humid conditions and away from direct sunlight.
- Give some water to keep the soil moist.
- Within 20 to 24 days your stem cutting will develop roots.
- Then you can change the place of your new plant.
You can also use water-filled glass to propagate Philodendron Paraiso Verde. Put the stem cutting in the glass of water and place it in a warm humid place.
- Makes sure it can get low bright light.
- Change the water once in 7 days
- In 20 days, the stem will produce roots.
- When the roots grow to 1.5 inches long then you can shift them to the plant pot.
These are the small insects that attack the houseplants that are growing in dirty places.
Inspect your plant to see them. If you see them on your plants then use insecticidal soap to wash your plants.
This technique will kill them in few minutes.
They are another sap-sucking pests. They have a cotton-like coating on them. This coating protects them from a hot and cold environment.
Once your plant is infected by mealybugs your first step must be separating the infected plant from other healthy plants.
Then use the commercial pesticide spray to kill them.
If there are only a few of them then you can use rubbing alcohol and cotton cloth to wipe them off the plant.
After the treatment, you should use the neem oil spray to help your plant heal fast.
Neem oil also prevents many houseplant pests and bugs.
It is necessary for you to spray neem oil + water on the plants once in 30 days. It is 100% safe to spray on all types of ornamental and vegetable plants.
Brown leaf tips
Brown leaf tips mean you are not giving enough water to your plants.
For best Philodendron Paraiso Verde care give it proper water and humidity. In low water conditions, the leaves spend their moisture to save the plant from dryness.
Once the leaves become dry, they lose their smoothness and green color. The tips of leaves become brown and crispy.
Low room humidity and over-fertilization cause leaf curling in Philodendron Paraiso Verde.
Use a hygrometer to monitor the room humidity and only fertilize your plants once in their growing season.
Also, use liquid fertilizers, dilute them with water to make low strength formula. Then pour the solution directly into the plant base.