Philodendron Paraiso Verde is a beautiful plant from the philodendron genus. It is easy to grow this plant at home. It needs low light, less water, and moderate fertilizers to grow healthy.
But there are some problems with this plant. In this post, I will walk you through all the common problems of philodendron Paraiso Verde and their solutions.
Common Problems and How to Fix Them
Philodendron Paraiso Verde has its natural defense system against pest infestations. The waxy coating on its leaves protects it from pests.
But in many cases, pests like Aphids and Mealybugs easily break this protection layer.
If you follow the Philodendron Paraiso Verde care guide, then you will not face pest infestation problems. Because the care guide gives you all the information that you need to grow this plant healthy and safely.
Regularly inspect your plants while watering to catch the problem at the first stage. Then it will be easy to treat it.
Aphids are common on philodendron paraiso verde. They attack the new leaves because they have soft tissues.
Soft tissues are easy to break for these sap-sucking insects.
Aphids grow their population very quickly. They suck the sap of the plant and your plant becomes weak and nutrient deficient.
This way your plant gets dies, to get rid of them you need to act fast.
Once you identify the presence of aphids immediately grab the soft cloth and pour rubbing alcohol on it. Wipe the leaves manually and get rid of them.
If the infestation is served, then you can use insecticidal soap. Use it to rinse your plant with clean filtered water.
Then let your plant drain extra water, and keep it separate from other healthy plants. Once you see healthy signs then move it back to its permanent place.
Mealybugs look like tiny blobs of cotton. If they are present on your plant, then you can use insecticidal soap to kill them.
In my experience rubbing alcohol is less effective in mealybug infestation.
After treating your plant with pest-killing soap use Neem Oil spray to help your plant heal soon. Neem oil also prevents many types of fungal attacks.
Because it has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.
There are many brands that sell neem oil you can buy any brand which is affordable for you.
Common Diseases and Solutions
90% of the Philodendron Paraiso Verde diseases are linked with excessive use of water. Limit the use of water to see improvements in your plant health.
Brown Leaf tips
Brown tips are also linked with the use of water. But in this case, you’re giving less water to your plant than required.
Due to the lack of water in the root zone. Your plant is using the water that is stored in its leaves. The first sign of dehydration is brown leaf tips.
When a leaf loses the stored water, it starts turning brown.
To save your plant from dying you should immediately give a sufficient amount of water to it.
Keep in mind that brown leaves will not turn green again. It is best to cut the brown leaves and brown leaf tips.
If only the tips are brown do not cut the leaf just cut the brown part and it grows that part in a few days.
Give your plant balanced fertilizer to come out of the dehydration stress.
Leaves are Curling
Leaf curling has many causes like lack of air moisture, underwatering and excessive use of fertilizers. Once you see Philodendron Paraiso Verde leaves are curling.
Use the hygrometer to measure the amount of humidity in the air.
Use a plant humidifier to if you find general home humidity is low than the recommended range.
Secondly use fewer fertilizers because it is not a tall plant and does not need much fertilizer. Just add organic substance to the potting soil and it is enough for it.
If the soil formula that you are using does not have organic ingredients. Then you can use fertilizers, or you can add compost to the soil and reduce the fertilization.
Leaves Floppy and Wilting
The main cause of wilting plants is a lack of water. Again, check the soil before watering and have a healthy thriving plant.
Also, use filtered water for watering because such water is easy to absorb for the roots.
It does not contain heavy minerals and toxic substances.
Philodendron Paraiso Verde is an excellent plant for new growers. Expose it to indirect bright light for healthy shining waxy leaves. Limit the use of fertilizers and keep them in the general home humidity range. you can propagate it by stem cutting and it is the easiest method of philodendron propagation.