Philodendron Paraiso Verde Houseplant Care Guide

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Philodendron Paraiso Verde is a stunning plant with speckled variegated foliage. This plant is a popular choice among houseplant enthusiasts due to its unique shape and color.

Philodendron Paraiso Verde main care tips.

  1. Water. Water Philodendron Paraiso Verde when the soil is almost dry. Stick your finger in 2 inches deep or to your knuckle and if it’s dry, it’s time to thoroughly water your plant.
  2. Light. Philodendron Paraiso Verde thrive in bright indirect sunlight. This plant can actually withstand some direct sunlight, but make sure to not keep it in a spot getting a full day of bright direct sunlight as this will hurt the foliage. Bright indirect sunlight help keep the variegation stunning.
  3. Fertilizer. Fertilize Philodendron Paraiso Verde during the spring and fall months when the plant is in its active growing stage. Give the plant a break from fertilizer in the winter season.
  4. Humidity. Philodendron Paraiso Verde thrive in humidity of 60%+. Use a hygrometer to check the humidity in your home.

Philodendron Paraiso Verde thrive with these care tips.


This plant is a little different than other Philodendrons because Paraiso Verde can withstand some direct sun, but not too much.

Paraiso Verde prefer bright indirect sunlight which helps keep the foliage beautiful and variegated.

A great spot for this plant would be near a south, east, or west facing window. North facing windows get very little sun so this wouldn’t be a great spot for a Paraiso Verde.

If you have limited sunlight, take advantage of plant grow lights like the T5 Barrina lights. I use these grow lights for a ton of my plants and it’s been a lifesaver. These lights run on a timer for 13 hours each day and everything is automatic.


Philodendron Paraiso Verde like to stay on the moist side but can handle some drying out. Make sure not to waterlog your plant but simply keep it moist enough that it’s not bone dry.

If you’re not sure when to water your plant, use in a moisture meter which tells you when the plants soil is dry or moist. If the moisture meter is reading closer to the dry side, it’s time to water your plant.

You can also use the method of putting your finger in about a knuckle deep to check the soil. If the soil feels dry, it’s time to water your plant.


As with all Philodendrons, this plant prefers well-draining soil.  Well-draining soil is great for houseplants because the soil does not get dense and compact. When soil has chunky mix in it, this allows for more oxygen to get into the soil and help the plant grow.

An easy chunky soil recipe is 2 parts coco coir, 2 parts perlite, and 1 part orchid bark. Some people choose to keep things even simpler by buying Fox Farm Ocean Forest Potting Soil which comes packaged 100% ready to use. You can add more perlite and orchid bark to the mix to make the soil even chunkier.

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 and many people prefer that method for growing houseplants.


Philodendron Paraiso Verde thrive in home temperatures of around 70°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).


Fertilizing plants is crucial for healthy plant growth. Without the nutrients from fertilizer, you’ll see much slower growth on your plant.

It’s important to fertilize your plant only in the active growing season. Typically this is during the spring through fall months. For me, I don’t experience winter so I actually fertilize year round since my houseplants are actively growing year-round.

I use Dyna Gro Grow to feed my houseplants. I love this fertilizer and find that my plants growth is greater when I use it versus using no fertilizer at all.

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.


Philodendrons thrive on humidity since they are tropical houseplants. It’s best to replicate the environment they came from into your own house.

Humidity levels above 60%+ are ideal and you’ll notice much faster growth this way. You can also acclimate this plant to lower humidity by slowly lowering the humidity it gets over time.

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 plants
  • Place high-humidity plants in your bathroom. I place certain high humidity plants in my shower and they’re thriving.
Use a hygrometer to check the humidity around your plants.


Philodendron Paraiso Verde can be propagated by stem cuttings.

Take a stem cutting with 1-2 nodes on the stem and place the node in water. Once the root is about 1-2 inches long, you can move your plant to its preferred growing medium. Some people prefer repeating in soil while others move the plant to semi-hydroponics.

Common Questions

Are Philodendron Paraiso Verde rare?

Don’t expect to find this plant at Lowes or Home Depot. However, you can find this plant at local plant shops if they carry rarer plants. This plant is also found on Etsy and other online specialty retailers.

How much is a Philodendron Paraiso Verde?

Philodendron Paraiso Verde ranges in price depending on the size and variegation of the plant. Small starter plants go for $50 on Etsy and established cuttings go for up to $100.

How do you identify a Philodendron Paraiso Verde?

Identify a Philodendron Paraiso Verde by its stunning variegation and long foliage. This plant has quite the variegation but it can sometimes revert to all green foliage if not given enough light.

How do you care for Philodendron Paraiso Verde?

Philodendron Paraiso Verde do well in bright indirect sunlight or under plant grow lights, depending on how strong the grow lights are.

This plant loves humidity in the 60%+ range but can also acclimate to lower humidity. Give this plant fertilizer during the active growing season which is typically March through October.

Are Philodendron Paraiso Verde fast growers?

This plant is fast growing when given the best growing conditions. Light is really important when it comes to growing Paraiso Verde.

Do Philodendron Paraiso Verde climb?

This plant loves to climb which is why staking this plant on a moss poll or trellis is ideal. This will encourage new growth on the plant.

Are Philodendron Paraiso Verde poisonous?

Yes, this plant is highly toxic to both animals and humans.

Why is my Philodendron Paraiso Verde yellow?

Philodendrons are known to turn yellow when the plant is receiving too much water. Make sure you’re only watering your plant when the soil is almost dry.

Make things easier by using a moisture meter which will tell you how dry the soil is. You can also move your philodendron Paraiso Verde to semi-hydroponics which is often better for people who water their plants too much.

Why is my Philodendron Paraiso Verde leaves curling?

Philodendron Paraiso Verde leaves curl when the plant is thirsty. Make sure you’re watering your plant on a proper schedule.

Do Philodendron Paraiso Verde like to be misted?

You can mist Philodendron Paraiso Verde but you’re better off making sure the plant is getting adequate humidity. Place your plant near other high humidity plants as this creates a microclimate of higher humidity.

You can also place this plant near a humidifier or in a greenhouse. I DIY’d a greenhouse using an IKEA Milsbo cabinet.

How fast does a Philodendron Paraiso Verde grow?

Philodendron Paraiso Verde is quite the fast grower. Stake this plant on a poll and you’ll see the plant grow and climb quickly.

Does Philodendron Paraiso Verde fenestrate?

Philodendron Paraiso Verde foliage do not fenestrate.

How big does a Philodendron Paraiso Verde grow?

Philodendron Paraiso Verde leaves can get up to 15 inches long. This plant can climb quite tall which is why staking the plant is recommended.

How do you know if your Philodendron Paraiso Verde is happy?

If your plant is growing new foliage, you have a happy plant.

Is Philodendron Paraiso Verde 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.

Common pests

Philodendron Paraiso Verde doesn’t typically suffer from pest pressures. Be sure to use preventatives to avoid pest pressures just in case.

Some of the most common pest pressures for this plant include mealybugs, scale, aphids, and spider mites. Pests are bad for your plant because they suck the life out of stem and foliage.

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 because it’s so effective at eliminating pest pressures. All you do is sprinkle the Bonide granules on top of your plants soil. Then the product will do its magic and work into the soil. If you have fungus gnats, Bonide Systemic is incredible at completely getting rid of gnats.

Bonide Systemic Granules are a great way to get rid of unwanted pests.

Common issues

Brown tips: If your Philodendron Paraiso Verde 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 Paraiso Verde has yellow leaves, this can mean you’re giving your plant too much sunlight. Move your Philodendron Paraiso Verde to a spot getting less sunlight.

Curly leaves: If your Philodendron Paraiso Verde 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 Paraiso Verde is a stunning plant with unique foliage. This plant truly stands out from other Philodendrons which is why so many people desire this plant.

Give your Paraiso Verde adequate sunlight, humidity, fertilizer and water and your plant will love being its new home.

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