The Top 5 Prettiest and Most Popular Philodendrons
These five Philodendrons are the prettiest and most popular varieties of the year. But don’t worry—unlike the clique of mean girls from your high school, this fab five has nothing but good vibes. Don’t be intimidated; we promise they’re super cool when you get to know them!
Give Your Space A Trendy Update With These Popular Philodendrons
If your home decor is looking a little too old-school, resulting in the occasional dramatic flashback to your teen years, it’s definitely worth updating the scenery with exciting new plants. These mega-popular Philodendrons will score you some major cool points.
This gorgeous Philodendron has the most incredible variegation on its leaves; it’s no wonder it’s so popular! Each dark green leaf has such intricate detailing as though someone painted it with fine streaks of cream-colored paint. Popular, pretty, and a total art nerd—sounds about perfect! What? No, we don’t have a crush; we just think they’re cool, we swear!
You have to see it up close to appreciate how unbelievably beautiful this tropical plant is. Like most Philodendrons, the Philodendron Birkin does best in bright indirect or diffused light, so its leaves won’t get scorched from too much sun. Ruining that beautiful variegation from a sunburn would be high-key heartbreaking!
Philodendron Congo Green
Big in size and in style, the Philodendron Congo Green is surprisingly tough and low-maintenance. It has tall, sturdy stems that hold up its massive emerald green leaves. If it could throw a ball, it definitely would have been made captain of the basketball team, but alas, it’s stuck in a pot full of soil.
To keep this philodendron looking its best and brightest, it’s a good idea to wipe those big leaves down with a damp cloth now and again. This clears off any dust buildup, so the leaves remain shiny, and can soak up CO2 from the air more efficiently to release clean, fresh oxygen.
Philodendron Cordatum ‘Brasil’
We can’t help but swoon over the heart-shaped leaves of Philodendron Cordatum ‘Brasil.’ On top of looking like adorable little valentines, they’ve got cool, colorful streaks—and color variegation is so in right now! A banana yellow stripe runs down the center of each leaf, with little splashes of avocado green. It’s a perfect plant for the hopeless romantic!
The leaves of this popular Philodendron tend to trail downward, so it looks super trendy on a floating shelf or in a hanging basket. If you want that glossy foliage to be even more voluminous than Gretchen Weiner’s hair, you can “pinch off” new growth right above the node where it meets the stem.
A bonafide fashionista, the Philodendron Micans has shimmering, velvety leaves featuring a blend of rich jewel tones like deep teal green, purple, and gold. It’s definitely giving off some Prom Queen vibes! It’s another trailing variety, so we recommend hanging this beauty in a basket and allowing the vines to trail down long, creating a tapestry of incredible color.
Lots of bright, indirect light will help this variety grow thicker with more leaves instead of growing long, spindly vines. Don’t put it in direct sun, or those colorful leaves will start to get crispy and brown. Mist it regularly with a fine spritzer, or place it on a pebble tray with an inch of water to increase humidity.
Philodendron Cordatum Neon
This electrifying fashionista is the life of the party! You’ll instantly feel the energy in your space lift once you introduce the Philodendron Cordatum Neon into the mix. You could see those neon yellow-green leaves from a mile away! Sometimes they even have a couple of “lowlights,” or darker green streaks to add a little dimension.
Try to find a good balance for watering your Philodendron—don’t let the soil dry out completely, but don’t let it stay wet and soggy. As soon as the top two inches of soil have dried out, it’s ready to water again.
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