Philodendron Micans (The Velvet Leaf Philodendron) Plant Care Guide



Micans, or Velvet Leaf, is an outstanding ornamental that will tumble over the sides of a hanging basket or climb up a moss pole or indoor trellis and add charm to any home or office.

This beautiful plant comes from tropical regions of Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. It is an epiphyte that roots in the ground and climbs up trees with its aerial roots.

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Philodendron Micans Care Guide


Dappled light through the trees in its native habitat translates to bright indirect light indoors. Set your Micans in an east- or north-facing window that will give it bright light but no direct sunlight that could burn its leaves.

Temperature and Humidity

The ideal temperatures for your plant are between 65 and 75 degrees F, well within the average household range.

How Often to Water Philodendron Micans

How often you’ll need to water your plant will fluctuate with the seasons and with the temperature, humidity, and amount of light in your home. 

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