Common Name: Golden Philodendron, Yellow Philodendron, Gold Philodendron
Botanical Name: Philodendron Golden
Philodendron bipennifolium 'Aurea' has glowing, deeply lobed leaves illuminating the room like phosphorescence. This rare indoor vine is striking and easy to maintain, making it a no-brainer for anyone who loves to live with nature and all its glory! Place these unusual philodendrons in a brightly lit setting to keep their leaves vibrant and robust.
Philodendron 'Aurea' prefers bright indirect sunlight but can live in lower light conditions. When this plant receives less than 5 hours of indirect sunlight each day, its new leaves will emerge smaller, its vines will become leggy, and vibrant colors and variegation may fade! If your home doesn't have bright indirect sunlight, you can use artificial light as a supplement. We recommend LED grow lights turned on for 8-10 hours daily! Read more about indoor plant lighting needs!
Your Philodendron 'Aurea' soil should be watered thoroughly after the soil is completely dry. It indicates that it needs water when the leaves start wilting. Water more often in the growing season and reduce the frequency during winter. It is best to refrain from watering if you cannot decide whether to add more. Water your Philodendron 'Aurea' slowly, with room temperature water, and constantly drain any excess water from the pot.
Philodendron 'Aurea' (and all philodendrons in general) love loose, nutrient-rich potting soil. Use a soil medium that can retain moisture but allows for draining excess water to avoid root rot. Most pre-mixed soils will suffice. Ensure plenty of organic matter, like coco-coir, peat moss, or shredded leaves, and prevent soil containing moisture-retaining crystals. If your soil drains too quickly, we recommend repotting it into a compost-rich soil mixture with fewer drainage materials.
Most household temperature ranges (65-80°F) are adequate for your Philodendron 'Aurea' during the daytime. Philodendron 'Aurea' can tolerate cooler temperatures at night, down to around 60 degrees, however, don't allow this plant in temperatures below 60 degrees. It can stunt your plant's growth, and prolonged exposure to cold temperatures can be fatal for this tropical indoor plant.
Like most tropical indoor plants, Philodendron 'Aurea' will benefit from higher humidity but do fine in average household air. Higher humidity (over 50%) is always better for tropical houseplants like this one. To increase humidity for your plant, you can mist the leaves, use a humidifier, provide a tray filled with water and pebbles near the plant, or group plants together! Also, you must avoid low humidity.
A Philodendron 'Aurea' plant will benefit significantly from regular fertilizing because it is a fast-growing houseplant! Use a weak solution (diluted to ¼ the recommended strength) of a complete liquid fertilizer every four to six weeks throughout the growing season. Do not fertilize during the winter months. Sometimes this indoor plant will grow all year long. If this is the case, fertilize it during apparent foliage growth with a ¼-strength diluted liquid fertilizer, or top dress the soil with worm castings or rich compost. Learn more about how to fertilize your indoor plants.
Philodendron ‘Aurea' plants can reach a mature height of around 1 o 3 feet (30 to 90 cm) or more. It is dependent on the specific conditions and care provided to your plant. This plant's growth rate is faster, especially when given the correct amount of light, warmth, and overall care!
Pet Friend or Foe
A Philodendron 'Aurea' plant is considered toxic to pets! Foe!
- If you want your Philodendron 'Aurea' to climb, you should provide a trellis or other support to help encourage upward growth.
- Ensure you don't over-water this plant, which can lead to root rot!
- Fertilize your plant every 4 to 6 weeks during the growing season! In the fall and winter months, you can reduce or pause fertilizing this plant, as it will require less nutrients.
- Avoid exposing this plant to direct sunlight, as it can cause your plant's leaves to burn or become damaged.