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Philodendron Calkins Gold prefers low indirect light. This philodendron can tolerate moderate light conditions as well. We recommend keeping this variety out of the bright direct sun. Bright direct sun will burn the foliage over time.
This philodendron should be allowed to dry out between waterings. It may be watered after the top two inches are dry to the touch. Overwatering this variety may lead to root rot. We would recommend under-watering, as opposed to overwatering the Philodendron Calkins Gold.
This is an easy to care for plant. We recommend fertilizing this plant every month during spring through summer with a diluted general houseplant fertilizer. This variety is tolerant to normal household humidity levels but will enjoy a misting every once in a while. Propagating this variety can be done through stem cutting placed in water or directly into the soil. The leaves are large and flat and may collect dust over time. We advise you to wipe the leaves down with a damp cloth to remove the dust.
Based on a NASA® study, these are the known contaminants this plant will filter from your home's air.
Ammonia is found in refrigerant gas, for purification of water supplies, and in the manufacture of plastics, textiles, pesticides, dyes and other chemicals. It is found in many household and industrial-strength cleaning solutions.
Benzene is found in plastics, resins, lubricants, dyes, detergents, drugs, and pesticides. Benzene can be found throughout your home and in some household products.
Formaldehyde is found in OSB, plywood, MDF, and particle board. Formaldehyde can be found in furniture like desks, bookshelves, beds, kitchen cabinets, and more.
Toluene is found in paints, lacquers, thinners, glues, correction fluid and nail polish remover, and is used in the printing and leather tanning processes.
Trichloroethylene is found in refrigerants, greases, paint removers/strippers, adhesives, spot removers, and rug-cleaning fluids.
Xylene is found in cleaning agents, paint thinners, and varnishes.