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Birkin Philodendron

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  • Showy Tropical Rare Plant
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 3 feet

Birkin Philodendron is a recent introduction with exceptionally showy leaves of deep green heavily marked with creamy white. This Philodendron is slower growing than most and not a vining type. The top growth is self-supporting and vertical, making this plant excellent for growing in smaller, confined spaces. Philodendron ‘Birkin’ is also known by the trade name White Wave and is a sport of Philodendron Rojo. Sometimes the red variegation of Rojo is visible in Birkin.

Best Locations For Growing Birkin Philodendron

Philodendrons are extremely easy to grow and notoriously not fussy about their surroundings. Average humidity and medium light levels will keep Philodendron thriving. Birkin is perfect for a small office or apartment. This plant is non-vining and does not need room to spread out or grow in a hanging basket like other varieties of Philodendron. All parts of Philodendron are poisonous and should not be grown in areas with children or pets.

Birkin Philodendron Sunlight Requirements

Birkin Philodendron will benefit from indirect, filtered light in the house. The higher levels keep Birkin's coloring bright and overall growth compact. Medium light levels are acceptable for the summer months but may not be strong enough during the darker winter. Philodendron responds well to artificial grow lights when light levels are too low. 

Birkin Philodendron Care

Philodendrons prefer potting soil that is free draining and rich in nutrients. Repotting every year in the spring will rejuvenate the plants. Use soil-based indoor potting soil with worm castings added and ensure the container has suitable drainage holes. The large leaves will benefit from regular wiping with a damp cloth. This keeps dust and dirt from clogging the air pores so that Birkin Philodendron can filter the air more efficiently.

Watering Birkin Philodendron

Philodendrons are tropical plants that appreciate consistently moist soil that also drains well. Watering needs can be judged by the condition of the leaves. Drooping leaves mean either a lack of or too much water. The top 1-2 inches of soil should be left to dry between waterings. Upright varieties, such as Birkin, have slightly more drought tolerance. Watering needs will decrease during the winter when Philodendron typically slows growth.

Feeding Birkin Philodendron

Fertilizing is required year-round for Philodendrons. During the active growth period of spring and summer, feed with a balanced diluted liquid houseplant food monthly. Feeding every 6-8 weeks in the winter will help Philodendron keep its color and leaf size.

Birkin Philodendron Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium 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
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 3 feet
Mature Spread: 3 feet
Flowering: No
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green, White
Foliage Description: Glossy Dark Green with White Pinstripes
Temperature: 65° - 80°F (18° - 27°C)
Humidity: Average to Above Average (40% - 80%
Common Name: Birkin Philodendron
Other Name(s): Philodendron ‘White Wave’
Scientific Name: Philodendron 'Birkin'
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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