Common Name: Lemon Lime Philodendron
Botanical Name: Philodendron henderaceum 'Lemon'
The Philodendron Lemon Lime is a sunburst of a houseplant. Its chartreuse leaves glimmer in the light like a little finger summoning you near. Mix this indoor plant with complementary colors like purple for a well-balanced effect. Philodendrons can live in many environments, making them trendy houseplants for everyone!
Philodendron Lemon Lime prefers bright indirect sunlight but can live in lower light conditions. When this plant gets less than 5 hours of indirect sunlight each day, its new leaves will emerge smaller, its vines will become leggy, and its vibrant colors may fade! Direct afternoon sunlight is a no-no for all philodendrons as the sun's intense rays will burn the leaves, but early morning sun (from 6-8 am) will do no harm. If your home does not 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!
Water the soil thoroughly after the soil is almost completely dry. It indicates that your Philodendron Lemon Lime plants need water when the leaves 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.
Philodendron Lemon Lime and all Philodendrons 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. Make sure there is plenty of organic matter, like coco-coir, peat moss, or shredded leaves, and avoid soil containing moisture-retaining crystals. If your soil drains too quickly, we recommend re-potting it into a compost-rich soil mixture with fewer drainage materials. Learn how to create your universal soil mixture for your indoor plants!
Most household temperature ranges (65-75°F) are adequate for Philodendron Lemon Lime plants. Temperatures under 55℉ stunt the plant's growth and prolonged exposure to cold temperatures can be fatal for this tropical plant.
Higher humidity benefits your Philodendron Lemon Lime, although it will still do fine in average household air. Higher humidity (over 50%) is always better for tropical houseplants like this one. Learn how to increase the moisture in the air around your indoor plants!
Due to Philodendron's fast growth, Philodendron Lemon Lime plants do better from being fertilized regularly! Use a weak solution (diluted to ¼ the recommended strength) of a complete liquid fertilizer every two weeks throughout the growing season. Do not fertilize during the winter months. Sometimes your plant will grow all year long. If so, fertilize them during obvious 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 Lemon Lime are moderate to fast-growing indoor vine and, once established, can grow to 10'+ indoors! It's best to keep it pruned to maintain a complete, lush form. If they are given proper care and placed in a warm, bright environment, they can give you all they can provide!
Pet Friend or Foe
Philodendron Lemon Lime plants are toxic to pets! Foe!
- Philodendron Lemon Lime plants should not be exposed to direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves on this plant.
- Never place this plant near doors or windows with chilly air, as it is sensitive to cold drafts.
- You should be pruning your Philodendron Lemon Lime often to help it keep a compact and "bushy" shape. You can do this by trimming any yellowing stems and pruning back any overgrown vines. Additionally, you can propagate the cuttings to make new plants.