Philodendron 'Velvet' Indoor Houseplant Guide

Philodendron 'Velvet' - Luxurious Foliage for Your Indoor Garden

Common Names

  • Philodendron 'Velvet'
  • Philodendron Micans

Comprehensive Care Guide for Your Philodendron 'Velvet'

Light Requirements

Prefers medium to bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight can fade the leaves' velvety sheen, while too little light may reduce the richness of its color.

Watering Requirements

Water when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. This Philodendron enjoys evenly moist soil but is susceptible to overwatering. Ensure good drainage to avoid root rot.

Humidity & Temperature

Thrives in high humidity environments and prefers temperatures between 65°F to 80°F (18°C to 27°C). Consider using a humidifier or placing the plant on a pebble tray to increase humidity.


Fertilize every month during the growing season with a balanced, liquid fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength. Reduce fertilization in winter.


Repot every 2-3 years or when the plant becomes root-bound. Spring is the best time for repotting, allowing the plant to grow into its new pot over the growing season.

Common Problems & Solutions

  • Leggy Growth: Insufficient light can cause sparse, leggy growth. Move to a brighter location with indirect light.
  • Yellow Leaves: Overwatering is a common issue. Allow the soil to dry somewhat between waterings.
  • Pests: Spider mites and aphids can be attracted to the plant. Treat infestations early with insecticidal soap or neem oil.


Propagate by stem cuttings in water or soil. Ensure cuttings have at least one leaf and one node. Roots should develop within a few weeks.

Pet Safety

The Philodendron 'Velvet' is toxic if ingested by pets. Its ingestion can cause irritation and swelling of the mouth and digestive tract. Keep out of reach of pets and small children.

Creating a Velvety Green Oasis

The Philodendron 'Velvet' is perfect for adding a touch of luxury to any room. Its velvety leaves and cascading growth make it ideal for hanging baskets or high shelves where its beauty can be fully appreciated.

Experience the lush, velvety foliage of Philodendron 'Velvet' in your own home. Shop now and transform your space into a green sanctuary.