Philodendron micans is native to the Carribean islands of Dominica and Tobago. This epiphytic and epilithic species of Philodendron grows naturally in humidity-rich forest conditions, rooting itself to tall trees. As indoor plants, they can be trained to grow up a moss pole or in a hanging basket. Generally easy-going, these plants will tolerate all kinds of neglect including low light, poor soil, and inconsistent watering. Philodendrons are very efficient at removing indoor pollutants such as formaldehyde.
Mican leaves unfurl as a chartreuse color edged in pink and then become a velvety, iridescent deep green with a deep purple-red color on the back side that looks like shades of rusty orange when the light shines through. You can grow these as a trailing vine or you can train them to grow up a moss pole, but either way they will look amazing!
Bloom: Prim conditions, occasionally produce green color spathes with white spadix.
Light: Bright indirect light
Moisture: Let dry out completely, water fully so that water is running out of the drainage.
Humidity: Enjoys high humidity but will tolerate lower
Fertilizer: Once or twice a month during the growing season.
Mature Size: 1ft tall, 1ft wide
Habit: Climbing, Trailing