Philodendron ‘Lickety Split’ is an amazing plant to add to your home and has glossy green, split leaves which can help you create a beautiful as well as an aesthetic accent for any room. The leaves of the plant are deeply cut emerging with noticeable irregularity which gives each leaf its character. The plant is resilient as it can take dryness in the air and soil, low light, and general neglect and still come out shining plus glowing.
The showy plant will grab attention every time and can get 2-3 feet tall and wide. Unlike most philodendrons, it doesn’t climb but grows in clumps. It can also be considered a wonderful air purifier filtering out toxins in the surrounding air and is one of the more durable philodendrons. It is a stunning houseplant that can add a tropical and breezy feel to your home. Its unique appearance has gathered a lot of attention and compliments a blank space of your home. It is likewise low maintenance and easy to care which increases its appeal. It will make an amazing addition to any foliage plant grower’s collection.
Philodendron Lickety Split is known to grow at its best potential when it is placed under bright and indirect sunlight. The plant is quite an ideal and great choice to place indoors like living rooms, office space, study area, etc. because it stays fresh in a medium as well as low light. Bright sunlight is not necessary for the plants and it will grow a little slow in low light. Furthermore, the same is false for bright sunlight or excess direct light, it will affect the plant and the leaves will burn results in the browning of leaves.
- Placement – Place it near the window allowing it to get sufficient light so that it stays fresh. In the summer, the plant will appreciate some time outdoors. Make sure to keep it away from direct sunlight if you are taking it outside. Ideally, a bright low shade works best.
- Tips – Clean its leaves once a week or every alternate week with a damp cloth. This will remove dirt and debris from clogging the pores and it will improve sun absorption as well. Rotate the plant often as Philodendron Lickety Split likes to grow towards the light which will help let it grow evenly.
- Light – Low to medium to bright indirect light as direct light tends to burn leaves. East or north window.
- Watering – Discard the usage of excess water and water evenly allow at least the top 1-2 inches of soil to dry before watering.
- Humidity – Dry air tolerance and does adequately well in average humidity and up to high humidity.
- Toxicity – Toxic to animals and humans.
- Potting Mix – Well-draining and rich
- Additional Care – Morning misting is an additional benefit for the plant and Dust leaves regularly while trimming out dead growth.
- Temperature – 60 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit is an ideal option for Philodendron Lickety Split.
- Fertilizer – Feeding the plant during the spring and summer when it is actively growing. Cutting back in fall and winter as the plant gets some rest is ideal.
- Re-potting – Re-pot the plant every spring into a one-size bigger pot until the plant is in the largest convenient pot size.
- Propagation – Philodendron Lickety Split can be easily propagated by offshoots, stem cuttings, or by air layering or use of tissue cultures.
- Pests and Diseases – There is are serious diseases or problems with the plant and are susceptible to attacks by mealybugs and aphids.
- Common Issues –
- YELLOW LEAVES: Yellowing leaves because of overwatering. The solution is to always check the dryness of the soil before watering and make sure the water flows out the bottom and then dump out the excess water as well.
- PESTS: Philodendrons are susceptible to a few houseplant pests and can be plagued by spider mites which suck the moisture out of a plant and leave it yellowed and dying. To treat it separate your plant from the others to avoid spreading. Neem oil is an effective pest management tool and low-toxic insecticidal soaps which can cure the plant.
- DROOPING: Lowering of leaves and leaves becoming lengthy with aerial roots is a common issue. Using rubber ties, a little light, and stakes will easily resolve the issue of drooping.
In conclusion, the plant is fairly easy to care for and is no different. These plants have grace abound and can grow in flexible light conditions plus survive occasional neglect too.