- Wavy, Glossy Foliage
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Medium Light, Low Light)
- Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 8 inches
The textured foliage of the Atom Philodendron gives this plant a striking look while adding greenery and visual interest to your space. The large, glossy leaves have a gentle wave that radiates out from the midrib, creating a slightly ruffled appearance. This Philodendron has thick, upright stems that grow up from a central point. The Atom Philodendron or Super Atom is easy to maintain and thrives with minimal care, making it an excellent plant for beginners or people who just love Philodendrons.
Best Locations For Growing Atom Philodendron
The Atom Philodendron is not picky, and most areas of the home are suitable for this adaptable plant. Areas with plenty of sunlight and increased humidity are a good fit. Philodendrons need some extra dampness in the air since they are sub-tropical, so naturally humid areas or a pebble tray with water help this beauty thrive. At one foot tall, the Atom Philodendron easily fits on a desk, nightstand, or end table.
Atom Philodendron Sunlight Requirements
A sunny spot is best for the Atom Philodendron. This leafy plant needs bright indirect light to maintain its glossy foliage and push out new growth. Direct sunlight may burn the leaves, so choose a spot that is set back at least a couple of feet from a south-facing window.
Atom Philodendron Care
Philodendrons are laid-back plants that do well as long as they are in a good location with plenty of light and slight humidity. Sunlight is essential, especially during the growing season, because this plant prefers damp conditions. Increased light helps dry the plant out, so the extra moisture will not damage the roots. Too much moisture can be a problem, but increased levels of light help keep the dampness in check.
Watering Atom Philodendron
Keep the soil moist during the spring and summer. The Atom Philodendron has medium water needs during the warm months when it is actively growing. Feel the soil to gauge the dryness and water when the top couple of inches feel dry. Do not water if the soil is wet, and reduce how often you water the plant during the winter when it is not as thirsty.
Feeding Atom Philodendron
Keep the foliage coming by fertilizing the Atom Philodendron. Routine feedings every other week during the spring and summer support new growth. Feed the plant using a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer.
Atom Philodendron Information
|Light Exposure: Medium Light, Low Light
|Care Requirements: Easy
|Watering Requirements: Average - When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
|Pet Friendly: No
|Kid Friendly: No
|Air Purifier: Moderate
|Growth Rate: Fast
|Mature Height: 8 inches
|Mature Spread: 12 inches
|Flower Color(s): None
|Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Foliage Description: Glossy Green
|Temperature: 70° - 80°F (21° - 27°C)
|Humidity: Above Average (60% - 80%)
|Common Name: Atom Philodendron
|Other Name(s): Philodendron Atom, Super Atom
|Scientific Name: Philodendron bipinnatifidum 'Atom'
|Plant Type: House Plant
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