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Philodendron Camposportoanum also known as Philodendron Campo is a stunning plant with velvety foliage. As the plant matures, the leaves take on a dramatic new look that is almost sword shaped.
Philodendron Camposportoanum main care directions.
- Water. Philodendron Camposportoanum like to be kept moist which is why it’s important to give this plant well-draining soil. Water this plant when the top inch of soil is dry and make sure to water thoroughly.
- Light. Philodendron Camposportoanum enjoy bright indirect sunlight or plant grow lights. Do not place this plant in direct sunlight as this can scorch the foliage.
- Fertilizer. Fertilize Philodendron Campo during the active growing season which is typically spring through summer with a natural or synthetic fertilizer. Depending on where you live, you may need to fertilize year round if you notice new growth year-round.
- Humidity. Philodendron Campo are tropical plants and love humidity at 60%+. I have my Campo living in a greenhouse.
Here’s what you need to know to keep your Philodendron Camposportoanum thriving in its new home.
Philodendron Camposportoanum thrive in bright indirect sunlight. These plants are fast growers when given adequate growing conditions. I keep my Campo is a greenhouse that averages about 60% humidity.
You can also place this plant in a room receiving morning (east facing), afternoon (south facing), or evening sunlight (west facing).
If you don’t have adequate sunlight, take advantage of plant grow lights. I love and use T5 Barrina grow lights that I bought on Amazon. I run these lights on a timer for 13 hours a day.
Water Philodendron Camposportoanum when the top inch of soil is dry. Make sure to water your plant thoroughly. You’ll know if you’re watering correctly if you see water coming out through the bottom of the pot.
If you tend to be an underwaterer or overwaterer, invest in an affordable moisture meter which will tell you when the soil is dry or moist.
Since this plant likes to stay moist, well-draining soil is a must.
Philodendron Camposportoanum thrive in well-draining soil just like most houseplants. An easy soil recipe is 2 parts coco coir, 2 parts perlite, and 1 part orchid bark.
If you don’t want to make your own potting mix, use something like Fox Farm Ocean Forest. This potting mix contains a blend of high quality ingredients and everything you need to grow healthy houseplants.
You can also grow this plant in a leca or lechuza pon substrate if you prefer a semi-hydroponic method of growing plants. Philodendron are easy houseplants to grow in semi-hydroponic. I have mine growing in semi-hydroponics.
Philodendron Campo thrive in regular home temperatures of 70°F to 80°F.
Just like other houseplants, do not place this plant in a spot that does get drafts (keep away from windows, doors that lead to the outside, or vents).
Philodendron Camposportoanum enjoy fertilizer during the active growing season. Fertilizer gives your plant the nutrients it needs to thrive in your home.
Fertilize your plant when it’s actively growing. For me, that’s year round since I live in a place that doesn’t really get winter. Fertilize using a slow release granule fertilizer or an organic or synthetic fertilizer.
I use both Key Grow Solutions Blue Butterfly and I’ll sometimes switch to Dyna Gro. Whenever fertilizer I use, I take a spoonful and mix it into a gallon of water. Then I use this water to feed all of my houseplants.
If you are using a non-organic, synthetic fertilizer, it’s always recommended to dilute the recipe in half because of how strong the N-P-K ratios are. If you are using an organic fertilizer, you typically do not have to worry about diluting the recipe because the N-P-K ratio is so low.
Philodendron Camposportoanum are tropical houseplants and definitely prefer higher humidity. Humidity levels between 60%-80% are ideal and you’ll notice much faster growth this way.
If you find that you want your plant to live in higher humidity conditions, read these tips to increase humidity.
- Put high humidity plants together in a group. When you group high humidity plants around each other, this creates a humid microclimate. The plants will continue to release moisture around each other through transpiration.
- Place a pebble tray underneath your high humidity plants. I purchased small rocks at a hardware store and placed them on a planter tray. Place your planter on the tray. Put enough water in the tray until it hits the planter bottom and the water will evaporate around the plant.
- Get a humidifier and run it daily near your houseplants.
- Mist your plants. Some people say this doesn’t help, but I think it does so I continue to do it.
- Place high-humidity plants in your bathroom. I place certain high humidity plants in my shower and they’re thriving.
Propagating a Philodendron Camposportoanum is easy. All you have to do is take a stem cutting that has at least one node on it and place that node in water.
The stem should have roots in about a month. Move the stem cutting into your desired substrate once the root is at least two inches long.
Are Philodendron Camposportoanum rare?
You probably won’t find Philodendron Camposportoanum at big box stores like Lowes or Home Depot.
I found my Philodendron Campo at a plant swap and have yet to see this plant even at my local plant shop.
How much is a Philodendron Camposportoanum?
On Gabriella Plants, a Philodendron Campo is currently $29 for a 3 inch pot.
How do you care for Philodendron Camposportoanum?
Philodendron Camposportoanum thrive in bright indirect sunlight or under plant grow lights. This plant loves higher humidity and would do well in a DIY greenhouse cabinet.
Water your plant when the top inch of soil is dry. Make sure to fertilize your plant in the active growing season.
Are Philodendron Camposportoanum fast growers?
Philodendron Imperial Red are fast growers and comparable to Philodendron Basil’s (in my opinion!).
Do Philodendron Campo climb?
Philodendron Camposportoanum climb so it’s great to give this plant a moss pole or trellis.
Are Philodendron Camposportoanum poisonous?
Yes, this plant is highly toxic to both animals and humans.
Why is my Philodendron Camposportoanum yellow?
Philodendrons are known to turn yellow when the plant is not receiving adequate water.
Use a moisture meter to figure out the correct time to water your plant. If you stick your finger in about 1-2 inches and the plant is dry, it’s time to water thoroughly.
Why is my Philodendron Camposportoanum leaves curling?
Philodendron Campo leaves curl when the plant is thirsty. Make sure you’re watering your plant on a proper schedule.
Do Philodendron Campo like to be misted?
I don’t mist my Philodendron Campo. Instead I place my plant in a cabinet with other high humidity plants. You can mist your Campo if you’d like but it’d probably be better to just place the plant next to a humidifier or in an area getting higher humidity.
How fast does a Philodendron Camposportoanum grow?
In the right growing conditions, Philodendron Campo grow quite quickly.
Does Philodendron Camposportoanum fenestrate?
Philodendron Campo leaves do not fenestrate. Instead the plant gets larger and the leaves get even cooler looking as the plant matures.
How big does a Philodendron Campo grow?
Philodendron Camposportoanum can grow up to three feet tall depending on the conditions the plant is growing in.
How do you know if your Philodendron Campo is happy?
If your Philodendron Campo plant is growing and the leaves are maturing, your plant is happy.
Is Philodendron Campo toxic to pets?
Yes, this plant is toxic to pets and humans. You can get more information on toxic and pet-friendly plants at ASPCA here.
I haven’t had any pest pressures on my Philodendron Campo, but some of the most common pests for this houseplant include spider mites, mealybugs, scale, and aphids. These pests can hurt your plant which is why prevention is key.
To help prevent any pest infestations on your plant, here’s what to do.
- Inspect your houseplant before bringing it home.
- Treat your new houseplant with a natural or synthetic pesticide when you bring it home.
- Quarantine your houseplant away from your other houseplants for at least two weeks.
- Regularly check your plants for pests. This is also a great time to clean your plants.
- Cut off dead leaves as dead matter can attract bugs.
If you find a plant that has pests on it, quarantine the plant away from your houseplants and clean the plant with an organic or nonorganic insecticide. I use Bonide Systemic on my plants as a preventative and find it’s incredibly effective against fungus gnats. You simply sprinkle the Bonide granules on top of your plants soil and let the product work its magic.
I spray the plant and wipe down the leaves and stems twice a week for a month until I know the infestation is gone. Make sure to check all of your other plants as it is easy for pests to spread.
Brown tips: If your Philodendron Campo has brown tips, this may mean you’re overwatering your plant. Make sure your plant is in well-draining soil and that you are only watering when the top inch of soil is dry.
Yellowing leaves: If your Philodendron Camposportoanum has yellow leaves, this can mean you’re giving your plant too much sunlight. Move your Philodendron Campo to a spot getting less sunlight.
Curly leaves: If your Philodendron Campo has curling leaves, this may be due to the plant being thirsty or being placed in a spot that is drafty. Do not place this plant near a door leading to the outside, window, or vent.
Key Points To Remember
Philodendron Camposportoanum are stunning plants that get even more beautiful as the plant matures. I find this plant to be easygoing and comparable to a Philodendron Micans.
If you’re looking for a unique houseplant that changes in appearance as it matures, get this plant.
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