Philodendron 'Birkin'
Philodendron 'Birkin'.

Explore the elegance of Philodendron 'Birkin', a distinctive houseplant with unique white and green veined leaves. This tropical beauty is a favourite for adding a touch of nature's artistry to any indoor setting.

Optimal Growing Conditions for Philodendron 'Birkin':

  • Light: This plant thrives in bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight can cause leaf burn, while too little light leads to loss of variegation. North or east-facing windows are ideal, or consider using grow lights for consistent lighting.

  • Watering: Water your Philodendron 'Birkin' when the top 2 inches of soil are dry, typically about once a week. Avoid overwatering to prevent root rot. In winter, allow the soil to dry out completely before watering.

  • Temperature: The Philodendron 'Birkin' prefers daytime temperatures between 18°C – 24°C (65°F – 75°F) and around 16°C (60°F) at night. Ensure the temperature doesn't fall below 13°C (55°F).

  • Humidity: High humidity, around 60% or higher, is ideal. Use a humidifier, pebble tray, or mister to increase humidity around the plant.

  • Fertilization: Use a balanced liquid fertilizer once a month during spring and summer, and every other month in autumn and winter. Look for fertilizers with micro-nutrients like calcium and magnesium.

  • Repotting and Growth: Philodendron 'Birkin' is a relatively slow grower. Repot when the roots become visible or the plant seems to outgrow its pot, usually every 1-2 years. Choose a pot that's just slightly larger than the current one.

  • Propagation: Propagate using stem cuttings in water or sphagnum moss, or through air layering, especially in spring.

Common Issues:

  • Pests: Watch out for spider mites. Regularly check underneath the leaves and use a mixture of water and rubbing alcohol to treat infestations.

  • Leaf Problems: Yellow leaves may indicate over or underwatering, while brown leaves can result from excessive direct sunlight or inconsistent watering. Curling leaves can be a sign of dryness due to lack of water or humidity.

Toxicity: The Philodendron 'Birkin' is toxic if ingested, so keep it away from pets and children.


The Philodendron 'Birkin' is a low-maintenance plant that brings a stylish, tropical feel to your indoor space. Its care routine is straightforward, making it an excellent choice for both novice and experienced plant enthusiasts.