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The Philodendron Bob cee is a fast-growing plant and can reach up to 3 feet in height as a household plant. It is an easy plant to care for and is perfect for those new to gardening. It can create a jungle like environment if its allowed so be sure to take good care of this humid loving plant and it will bring your joy for a long time.
The Bob cee plant likes a nice warm tropical environment. Only allow about the top inch of soil to dry out between watering. These plants want to stay moist but not soggy or wet. An excellent ceramic or plastic pot with drainage holes is essential to prevent overwatering.
Philodendrons can be bottom watered by placing the pot in a water dish and letting it soak up from the bottom. Only do this for about 15 minutes to prevent too much water from being absorbed.
If you use the pour and drain method, make sure to water the dirt all the way through, not just the top layer. It would be best to thoroughly let the water soak in and drain out the bottom. Do not let the plant sit in water that has drained.
What Type of Water Should I Use?
Use room temperature filtered water or rainwater if possible. If using tap water, allow it to sit out for 24 hours so the chemicals can evaporate before watering your plant.
Fluoride and chlorine can damage the roots and leaves of your plant, so it is essential to use good quality water. Distilled water is also ok to use but is void of all nutrients so you may find that you need to fertilize more often.
Temperature and Humidity
The Philodendron Bob Cee plant thrives in humid environments. If you live in a dry climate, you can create a more humid environment for your plant by placing it on a pebble tray or using a humidifier. You can also group them with other plants and Philodendrons like the Bipennifolium or Mamei.
They prefer a humid environment of 40-60%. If you notice crisping on the sides of the leaves, it could be due to low humidity. Try spraying the plant with a spray water bottle and upping the moisture.
This plant prefers temperatures of 60-85 degrees Fahrenheit. If the temperature drops below 50 degrees, the leaves will start to turn brown and die. They cannot tolerate frost, so it’s best to keep them indoors as houseplants.
Philodendrons like bright, indirect light but can also tolerate low light conditions. You will find that you will get the best growth out of the Bob Cee with warm indirect light, and with less light, you will see less growth, but it won’t die or be damaged.
These plants can also become leggy if they do not have enough light. If you find that your plants growth has slowed or has been leggy with fewer leaves, then you can trim it up and move to a brighter location.
Seeing the leaves start to turn yellow, indicates that it is getting too much light. If they are in direct sunlight, you will see the leaves scorch and turn brown. If you see this, remove it from its location and find another spot to try.
It isn’t easy to eyeball light, so a light meter can be helpful to know how much light an area is getting. These are super useful for all plants and not too expensive.
If you live in a low-light environment, you can try place your plant near a north-facing window. You can also use grow lights to give your plant the light it needs to thrive. During the winter months or times when there is limited sunlight, a grow light can be ideal for tropical plants.
The Philodendron Bob cee plant prefers loose well-draining soil high in organic matter. A good potting mix for Philodendrons is two parts peat moss to one part perlite. You can add some shredded bark or coco coir to the mix to help drainage.
You can also use a commercial potting mix designed for tropical plants. Be sure to add extra perlite or pumice to improve drainage. You can also place a layer of gravel at the bottom of the pot to help with drainage.
Fertilize your plant every two weeks during the growing season and once a month during the winter. These plants prefer a high nitrogen fertilizer that is diluted to half strength.
You can also use a slow-release fertilizer which will last for three months. Be sure to follow the directions on the package as too much fertilizer can burn the roots.
I like to use organic compost or worm castings as a fertilizer for my Philodendrons. These are great for adding extra nutrients to the soil and also help with drainage.
Don’t over-fertilize your plant as this can lead to leaf burn. If you see the leaves turning yellow or brown, that is an indication that you are fertilizing too much.
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