Check out this amazing and easy-to-look-after Philodendron Camposportoanum. This houseplant can quickly jazz up any indoor space or plant lover’s corner. This one-of-a-kind species is loved for its great looks – its leaves pull off a cool magic trick, slowly changing color as they get older and reach full size.
To make sure you’ve got a smooth and rewarding journey growing this plant, we’ve put together an all-you-need guide to help you understand and nail the key bits of Philodendron Camposportoanum care. Come with us as we dive into the cool features of this plant and give you the info you need to help it thrive in your own place.
About Philodendron Camposportoanum care
Philodendron Camposportoanum is a kind of plant from the Araceae family. It originally comes from Central and South America and mainly grows in the shadowy parts of tropical rainforests.
Philodendron Camposportoanum is famous for its three-lobed leaves. This Philodendron has cool “hammer leaves” that keep changing as the plant gets older, not just in shape but also in color.
When the philodendron is still a kid, its soft, dark green leaves are pretty eye-catching. But when the philodendron grows up, its leaves turn a pinkish color.
A Philodendron Camposportoanum’s top size will at last hit about 1.5 feet. The leaf width can stretch to about 8 inches.
The personality of the Philodendron Camposportoanum is like a vine and loves to climb.
Philodendron Camposportoanum is kinda compact and doesn’t balloon out too much compared to other Philodendrons.
Philodendron Camposportoanum care overview
|Botanical Name||Philodendron Camposportoanum|
|Common Name||Philodendron Campos|
|Origin||Central and South America|
|Leaf Color||changes as it matures|
|Leaf Shape||heart-shape with long dramatic back lobes|
|Soil||Well-aerated, quick-draining soil|
|Light||Bright indirect sunlight|
|Watering||Allow the top two inches to dry out before watering|
|Humidity||70% or higher|
|Fertilizer||Once a month during the growing season|
|Toxicity||Toxic to humans and pets|
Philodendron Camposportoanum care
It’s pretty easy to look after Philodendron Camposportoanum since it’s not a fussy houseplant. If you want to know the best way to care for this gem, keep reading.
Your Philodendron Camposportoanum digs potting soil that’s airy, quick to drain, and doesn’t get waterlogged.
Place it in a pot with drainage holes on the bottom. This way, no extra water’s gonna pool at the soil’s base and hurt the plant’s roots.
The best potting soil mixes for this plant are perlite, peat moss, shredded bark, and sand. These soils let plenty of oxygen get to the roots while letting extra water flow out.
If the soil’s a bit too acidic, you can toss in some lime to level it out to a neutral zone of about 7.0.
The Philodendron Camposportoanum is a tough cookie of a houseplant, cool with a bit of direct sunlight. But if you put too much sun its way, you’re gonna end up with sunburnt leaves. For this plant to really shine, it digs a well-lit spot, but indirect sunlight is its jam.
An ideal location for Philodendron Camposportoanum is near a north-facing window, where it can enjoy a constant level of soft, indirect sunlight throughout the day. It’s all about that steady supply of soft, indirect sunlight all day long. If a north-facing window is a no-go, don’t sweat it. You can park it near an east or west window – they’re good for indirect sunlight most of the day too.
In a pickle where the only window option is south-facing? No worries. Just put the plant a little bit away from the window. That way, it still gets the good vibes from the bright window but doesn’t get fried by the intense, direct sunlight a south window tends to dish out.
Your Philodendron Camposportoanum buddy likes it best when it’s between 60 and 75F (16-24C).
Make sure it doesn’t get too chilly! Below 55F (13C) is a no-go, especially at night and during the winter months.
Keep an eye out for any dip in temperature when it’s dark out and tweak your thermostat if you need to.
They dig a consistent temperature, so it’s a good idea to keep them away from vents and spots where cold air might sneak in. That can mess them up with cold damage.
When it comes to giving your Philodendron Camposportoanum just the right amount of water, you gotta remember this dude likes a good mix of wet and airy. Drown it with too much water and you’ll get root rot – not cool. So, this plant buddy likes a bit of a dry spell between drinks.
Figuring out when to water ain’t rocket science. Just stick your finger about an inch into the soil. If it feels dry, then it’s time to give your plant a drink. Make sure to get the water all over, but don’t turn it into a swamp, you want the soil to be damp, not all waterlogged.
This awesome Philodendron Campos loves it humid, we suggest keeping things around 70% humidity for best growth. However, with a humidity level of about 55% most Philodendrons will thrive in a house.
Getting tropical plant levels of humidity in a regular house? Yeah, that’s tough. But don’t worry, you can totally make it happen.
Wanna control the humidity for your plants? Try a pebble tray under your plant. As the water evaporates, your plant will get the moisture it needs.
Living in a hot spot with dry days? A humidifier will be your new best friend.
This guy, the Philodendron camposportoanum, won’t throw a fit with low humidity, but crank up the humidity and you’ll see the leaves shine and stay super green. Go ahead and spritz your plant a lot, it’ll lap up that tropical vibe.
Philodendron Camposportoanum, a favorite in the Araceae family, thrives when you fertilize it regularly during its growing season. The secret to keeping this plant looking lush and lively is all about feeding it balanced fertilizer every month, especially in the spring and summer.
A balanced fertilizer, just like the name suggests, has even amounts of the three main plant nutrients – Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), and Potassium (K). These bits are super important for the plant’s overall health, with each one doing its own thing for different parts of the plant’s growth. Nitrogen is all about getting those leaves to grow, Phosphorus helps the roots and flowers stay healthy, and Potassium toughens up the plant against diseases.
These balanced fertilizers, giving the same amount of N:P:K, are easy to find at garden shops and plant nurseries. By adding them into how you take care of your Philodendron Camposportoanum, you’re giving your plant a big boost towards staying strong and healthy for a long time.
When the roots of your Philodendron camposportoanum start poking out through the drainage holes, it’s time to give it a new pot.
The best time to do this is in the spring when your plant is all pumped up and growing. Just remember, this type of Philodendron doesn’t like too much extra space, so pick a pot that’s just a smidge (1-2″) bigger than the one it’s in now.
Don’t forget to move your Philodendron Camposportoanum to a slightly bigger pot every now and then as it gets bigger. This usually happens once a year because this Philodendron grows like crazy.
To keep root rot from happening, go for plastic, clay, or ceramic pots with a hole for drainage. You want the pot to be just right for the roots to grow without struggling, but not so big that it slows down the plant’s growth.
In the summer, you’ll need to water it more often, like twice a day, especially if you’re using small pots.
Each year, gotta get rid of any beaten up, funky, or dead leaves. Grab a sharp, clean pair of scissors to trim your Philodendron when spring starts rollin’ in.
Pruning the Philodendron camposportoanum will stimulate new growth.
These Philodendrons can be pruned in the spring or summer, just snip an inch from a leaf node on the big stems.
Philodendron Camposportoanum Propagation
Early spring and summer is the best time to multiply this Philodendron. Philodendron Camposportoanum is a breeze to grow from stem cuttings.
Here’s how you do it:
- Before using your knife or shear, sterilize them with 70% isopropyl alcohol.
- Pick a stem cutting that’s right under a leaf node and at least three inches long.
- Cut beneath the node using clean pruning shears, then wait a few days for the stem cutting to callus.
- In a warm area, let the stem cutting cure for up to a week. The damaged area will heal after the stem has been fixed, which will speed up the rooting process.
- Once the cut part of the stem cutting is all healed up, you can plant it in fresh soil.
- Make sure the planted stem cutting can hold itself up and that your plant pot has drainage holes.
- Put your pot in indirect light after giving it a good watering.
Philodendron Camposportoanums Care Common Pests, Plant Diseases
Your Philodendron might sometimes have to deal with pests like scale, mealybugs, and other little critters. If you spot any bugs, put your plant somewhere by itself, and then give it a treatment with something like neem oil or insecticidal soap.
Spider mites are big fans of Philodendron Camposportoanums.
These little mites are super small and love to hide out on the rounded edges of your plant’s leaves.
You’ll first notice spider mite damage as small brown or yellow spots on the Philodendron leaves.
To show spider mites the door, start by spraying your Philodendron Camposportoanum. If that’s not doing the trick, you could give horticultural oil or another insecticidal oil a shot.
Mealybugs can be a handy natural way to keep your spider mite numbers in check if you’re more into the organic thing.
Another thing that could happen to your Philodendron plant is a mealybug takeover. These bugs make your plant look like it’s rocking a bunch of cotton balls.
They’re squishy bugs that slurp the sap from the leaves and don’t leave much of a trace.
The go-to way to kick most plant pests to the curb is to use organic neem oil. You can buy it online or in garden supply stores.
You’ll need to mix the neem oil with water and put it in a clean spray bottle.
Splash your plant with the neem oil and water mix. This usually makes most plant pests choke and die. This method’s a real quick fix.
Root rot mostly happens when you water too much or your soil doesn’t drain well.
If you see your Philodendron Campos getting root rot, don’t wait around, jump into action to save your green buddy. Here’s how you can fix root rot:
- Remove the plant from its pot: Gently tug your Philodendron Campos out from its home pot, and be careful not to hurt the rest of the healthy roots.
- Trim away affected roots: Grab some clean scissors or a sharp knife, and chop off the rotten, squishy, or blackened roots hanging from the bottom of the plant.
- Clean the plant: Rinse the remaining healthy roots under lukewarm water to remove any remaining rot or debris.
- Prepare fresh soil: Give the good roots a rinse under warmish water to wash away any leftover rot or mess.
- Repot the plant: Put your Philodendron Campos in a fresh, clean pot with drainage holes, and pack it in with the new soil. Handle with care when moving to a new pot to avoid messing up the roots more.
- Monitor and adjust care: Stay on top of your plant’s bounce-back, and switch up your watering routine to keep root rot from coming back.
FAQs Philodendron Camposportoanums Care
Q: Why my Philodendron Campos has brown leaf tips?
A: Yikes! Brown leaf tips on your Philodendron Campos might be trying to tell you something important. Look out for two main things: it might be getting a sunburn, or it’s not getting enough humidity. These plants love bright light but not direct sun, and they like to keep things a bit humid.
Q: Why do my Philodendron camposportoanum’s leaves curl up?
A: Overfertilizing causes Philodendron camposportoanum leaves to curl up. A healthy plant can benefit greatly from fertilizer, but too much fertilizer causes the soil to become salinized.
Q: A Philodendron camposportoanum purifies the air in what manner?
A: By working like a bio-filter, your Philodendron camposportoanum plant cleans up the air. It sucks in the bad stuff from the air, even from the roots, and then sends out clean, fresh oxygen back out.
Q: How often should I water my Philodendron Campos?
A: Wait until the top 1-2 inches of soil are dry.
Q: How do I know if I’m overwatering my Philodendron Campos?
A: If your plant starts looking yellow, wilted, or just plain down in the dumps, you’re probably overwatering. Dial back on the water if you see these signs. Too much water can cause root rot.
Getting the hang of caring for your Philodendron Camposportoanum is easy peasy once you know the basics. With the right balance of light, soil, temperature, water, humidity, and just enough fertilizer, your Philodendron Campos will be living its best life. Keep an eye out for pests and diseases, and check out our plant’s FAQs on FamiPlants for more helpful tips. Happy growing!