Philodendron ‘Birkin’ is a mutation of a hybrid philodendron cultivar called ‘Rojo Congo’. Variegated foliage houseplants are ever-popular for the variety they provide and their visual appeal. But Philodendron ‘Birkin’ needs to grow to maturity before the unique pinstripe streaks of white and yellow appear.
Like most other Philodendrons, this one likes a location with bright but filtered light. An east-facing window getting some morning light, and indirect light later in the day should be ideal.
Remember, these hybrids are derived from tropical plants. Like the wild parent varieties from which they are cultivated, they enjoy warm and humid conditions. Temperatures for Philodendron ‘Birkin’ must remain above 12 degrees Celsius at all times. And ideal temperatures for its growth are between 18 and 29 degrees Celsius.
Wait until the top few centimeters of the growing medium feel dry, then water thoroughly. Overwatering is typically worse than not watering enough
When potting up this philodendron, remember that whatever container you choose should have good drainage holes at the base. These plants don’t like the medium to dry out entirely, but they cannot tolerate waterlogging either.
Philodendrons prefer to have a growing medium that is moist yet free-draining. You can choose a range of different good-quality potting mixes that are on sale, or you can make your own.
You will not need to repot these slow-growing Philodendrons very often and will only need to do so when you notice the roots emerging through the holes at the base of the pot.