Philodendron Birkin, or Philodendron ‘White Wave’, is a new Philodendron variety. Birkin has large, deep green pointed leaves with creamy white pinstripe variegation. Each leaf has a unique pattern, making this one of the most attractive Philodendron.
This plant was cultivated from a rare spontaneous mutation in the Philodendron Rojo Congo. This mutation made some plant cells unable to synthesize chlorophyll, resulting in the captivating variegation colors in Birkin's leaves. New leaves are almost white, and the leaves gain more green color as they mature.
As one of the most sought-after Philodendron types, this plant can brighten up any living space! Like all philodendrons, Birkin filters out airborne toxins and purifies your indoor air.
Philodendron Birkin prefers bright, indirect sunlight, but it also tolerates medium conditions. However, this plant does not grow well in low-light spots. Too little light results in darkening leaves. Avoid harsh direct sun to prevent sunburn.
Birkin prefers soils that are slightly moist, so water once a week for whenever the first 2 inches of the soil is dry. Drain well after each watering to avoid root rot.
The best soil for this plant is a rich but well-draining soil. Add some peat or perlite houseplant potting soil to increase drainage.
This plant grows best in normal room temperatures (between 65°F-85°F). This plant is not frost-tolerant and it does not grow well when the temperature drops below 50°F. Birkin thrives in normal indoor humidity (40-50%), but as a tropical plant, it grows better in warm and humid environment.
This plant should be fertilized twice a month during the growing season (spring/summer) with diluted houseplant fertilizer or compost.
This plant is toxic in ingested, so keep it out of reach of pets and children.
Your plant will be carefully wrapped in a sturdy box. If your plant comes with a clay pot, it will be meticulously bubble wrapped as well. There will be wooden stakes positioned in the soil to support the plant and keep it secured during shipping.
When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on the availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied). We do not ship outside of the continental United States.
Our packaging materials are:
100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard boxes.
100% biodegradable packing peanuts made from natural and non-toxic sources.
Bubblewrap will only be used for clay/ ceramic pots
Wooden stake to support the plant.
*All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.
We only ship out beautiful, healthy plants with protective packaging. Please track your package and open it immediately upon arrival. All plants are guaranteed for 30 days after arrival. Therefore, please contact us immediately via firstname.lastname@example.org if you receive your package and are not satisfied.
When you purchase online, your plants have to go through lots of stress while traveling so they may need a few days to adjust to their new environment and thrive. If your plant does not perk back up after a few days of care, let us know and we will send replacements free of charge. Remember that we always try our best to accommodate you.
It’s advised that you should repot the plant as soon as you get it. After repotting, your new houseplant will most likely struggle with transplant shock. It may appear droopy, faded, or have a slower growth rate than usual during this time. This is completely normal, and it’s also normal for transplant shock to hit especially hard after repotting a brand-new houseplant. To make sure your plant has plenty of time to adjust to its new surroundings, wait a day after potting and water your plant. Make sure any excess water drains completely from the pot afterward. Monitor your soil’s moisture levels daily to start creating a watering routine. To help perk up your new houseplant, we recommend adding a little water-soluble fertilizer, compost, or sugar water to your soil to boost its nutrients and help it grow.