You will receive the exact plant pictured. It will ship in its plastic pot with soil. Chat with us below if you have any questions. If you need a heat pack, please order one here.
Philodendron Micans, also known as the Velvet Philodendron, is an elegant climbing plant with a unique set of leaves that will bring a touch of sophistication to any gardener’s home. These leaves begin as pink-tinged chartreuse when they first emerge from the stems, but as they grow, they change to a rich, dark green color with a maroonish red on the underside. This, in addition to their soft, touchable, iridescent surface, helps give the plant its velvety nickname.
Philodendron Micans grows long, delicate vines, so consider planting it in a hanging pot or giving it a trellis, stake, or moss pole to climb up. It prefers well-draining soil in a well-draining pot, as it doesn’t like to have its roots too wet. Water it only when the top few inches of soil are dry, as overwatering can lead to root rot.
One other thing you have to think about when caring for this luxurious plant is that, while it and other Philodendrons can “tolerate” low lighting conditions, this isn’t ideal. If you want your Philodendron micans to really grow to its full potential, it needs bright, indirect sunlight like it would get in its native habitat in Mexico.
At A Glance:
- Light: Bright but indirect
- Temperature: 60-80°F
- Humidity: Medium
- Water: When the top 2 inches of soil are dry, less in winter
- Pet-Friendly: No
We ship from Los Angeles, and we only ship within the United States. We do not ship to Hawaii / Canada / International. We typically ship on Mondays or Tuesdays to avoid plants being stuck in transit over the weekends, but we may sometimes ship later in the week depending on order volume. With that said, we cannot guarantee or control delivery time. If delivery time is a concern, please opt for upgraded shipping.
We take great care when packaging and preparing your plants for shipment. They'll be shipped either in a nursery pot in soil or sphagnum moss, or shipped bare root wrapped in sphagnum moss or other damp material to retain moisture. We also add poly-fil around the plant for padding, then wrap it in bubble wrap, and finally add packing peanuts for extra cushion to ensure a safe and clean transport.
We also offer local pick-up if you're in the Los Angeles area.