If you are an avid gardener and are looking to expand your collection, then you should consider adding Philodendron Majestic. It is well known worldwide and is a greatly desirable houseplant.
You will not regret making this acquisition as its large and eye-catching leaves will be a pleasure to look at on the daily. With its stunning and distinctive foliage, the Philodendron Majestic is a great addition to any plant enthusiast’s collection, and with the right care, it can thrive indoors or outdoors. Here we take a look at its best features and how you should care for it. Let’s take a look!
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What is Philodendron Majestic plant?
Philodendron Majestic is part of the Philodendron genus of plants that belongs to the Araceae family. The Philodendron genus itself makes up the second largest part of the Araceae family numbering around 500 unique plants.
The name of this genus is derived from Greek to mean: Philo- “love” and dendron- “tree”. Large chunk of the plants that make up the Philodendron genus are generally used as decorative or indoor plants—Philodendron Majestic perfectly fitting that category.
This plant is the result of a spectacular blend of Philodendron sodiroi and Philodendron verrucosum. This combination has allowed Philodendron Majestic to obtain the desirable traits from both of the parent plants.
As a result, it possesses a beautiful large leaf with an oval heart-like shape together with amazing texture. The leaves themselves have a very distinct and unforgettable red to purple colored back side. The front is characterized by a fresh green color together with silver patches scattered around.
Origin and Classification
The plant is thought to be originated by Keith Henderson by crossing together Philodendron verrucosum and Philodendron sodiroi. The plant is native to Central America which is characterized by tropical seasons and as such is accustomed to warm weather.
Features of Philodendron Majestic
The Philodendron Majestic is a beautiful and unique plant that is native to South America. It has glossy, dark green leaves that are heart-shaped. The leaves are silky to the touch and have a very distinctive veining pattern.
The Philodendron Majestic also has an interesting growth habit. Unlike most plants, which grow upright, the Majestic has a vining growth habit and will cascades down over the edge of a pot or trellis. The Philodendron Majestic is a low-maintenance plant that is easy to care for.
It thrives in moist, well-drained soil and prefers filtered sunlight. With proper care, the Philodendron Majestic can make a beautiful addition to any home.
1. Hybrid cultivar
Philodendron Majestic is a hybrid cultivar, as in a plant bred to attain desired traits from two different genomes. It is native to central America and is at home in tropical regions. It gets its name from its beautiful large foliage which is considered majestic in its looks.
Philodendron Majestic can reach very tall heights and it can grow all the way up to 7 feet. Whiel that’s its maximum height, you are able to easily keep it under control when it’s used as a houseplant.
The leaves are the main attraction point of this plant. They appear in a sort of heart shaped form that adds to its beautiful look. In the juvenile stage, the leaf itself is very similar to that of P. sodiroi with its distinct grey color. As the leaf matures the grey fades away and the color turns into a bronze together with venation turning lime green.
4. Color and texture
As time goes on the venation turns into a darker green color as the plant hardens. The rest of the leaf also gets a slightly darker green tint to it. The undersides of the leaf are lined with an attractive red color. The petioles have a rough texture throughout its entire length and is also usually red. The Cataphylls of the plant are deciduous.
Basic Care of Philodendron Majestic
Philodendron majestic are relatively easy to care for, and they make an excellent addition to any indoor space. Here are a few tips for keeping your philodendron majestic healthy and happy. Place your plant in an area that receives bright, indirect light.
Too much direct sunlight can scorch the leaves, while too little light will cause the leaves to lose their vibrant color.
Water your plant regularly, allowing the soil to dry out slightly between watering. Feed your plant every two weeks with a balanced fertilizer during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce fertilization to once a month during the dormant season (winter).
Let’s have a look at care of the Philodendron Majestic in a little more detail.
1. Size & Growth
Philodendron Majestic can reach up to 7 feet. During its growing phase, since it is a climber, the plant will grow in the direction of the light. To keep the plant growth balanced it is recommended to occasionally turn the plant around so that it can go straight and center.
2. Light Requirements
The ideal condition for this plant is to grow it in bright but indirect light. This is incredibly important for the plant to produce its iconic and beautiful heart shaped leaves.
It is best to place the plant next to a window in places in your house that get plenty of sun light but be careful not to expose it to direct sun rays. If the plant doesn’t have enough light, its leaves won’t be able to grow big.
Although the plant requires plenty of light, you should be careful not to overdo it. Philodendron Majestic cannot tolerate very intense light. It best to hide it away during the hottest of summer days. If you don’t, the leaves could turn yellow and even get scorched in the hot sun.
3. Water Requirements
Philodendron Majestic prefers moist soil and requires a decent amount of water. You should avoid watering the plant too often as this will harm the plant. This can lead to root rot and the death of your plant.
You should also be careful not leave the soil soaking wet or with puddles of water. Take care to let soil get sufficiently dry between watering. It usually a good idea to check if the top 2 or 3 inches of the soil feel dry with your fingers before adding more water.
4. Soil Requirements
It is important that the soil you use is good at retaining water and draining excess liquid. This will help prevent root rot and keep the plant healthy.
Avoid using dense soil as it tends to hold onto moisture for far too long but at the same time stay away from very sandy soil that will just drain all the water. You need to find the perfect spot in between. Preferably you should look an Aroid mix as the best possible option.
Since Philodendron Majestic originates from tropical climates, it naturally prefers warm temperatures all year long. Ideally the plant should sit at around 70 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. This should be a perfect temperature for an inhouse plant that can stay in your home all year.
This is a good reason why most houseplants are tropical as is the case with Philodendron Majestic. It is a good idea to avoid exposing the plant to low temperatures for extended periods of time. You should not let the temperature drop below 55 degrees Fahrenheit for too long.
The ideal humidity for this plant is at around 60% to 70%. This is necessary for the plant to develop its big leaves. The plant can tolerate lower humidity levels down all the way to 40%, but in that case, you will have to carefully monitor the leaves to make sure they are growing properly. If the edges of the leaves are turning brown, that means you have to increase humidity.
Applying fertilizer to you plant will allow it grow beautifully large. Although you should be careful to give an excessive amount as this will lead to problems further down the line. Fertilizers can contain chemicals that are toxic to the plant.
If they build up in the soil, they can then damage the roots which will inhibit the plant’s ability to absorb nutrients and water. This will significantly weaken the plant and you will not get the desired result.
It is preferable to feed fertilizer to the plant during warmer seasons when it is actively growing. During winter Philodendron Majestic will grow very little and as such you should limit fertilizer use during this time.
Furthermore, make sure your fertilizer contains magnesium and calcium as these minerals are necessary for the plant to grow efficiently.
8. Potting & Repotting
Philodendron Majestic will require you to repot it as it grows to accommodate its size. You will need to repot more often if you acquired the plant at a very early life stage. When the plant reaches full maturity, you will only need to repot once every 2 to 3 years. Avoid repotting too often as it can be harmful for the plant.
A good way to tell when it is time to repot is when you can see the roots at the bottom of the pot drainage holes.
9. Pruning Requirements
You have to prune the Philodendron Majestic once in a while to keep it looking in good shape. Usually you want to snip away dead leaves near the base of the plant as well as removing any flowers that may have bloomed.
It is also a good idea to regularly check the plant for any insects that might be on the plant as they may damage the leaves. Some of these insects may include aphids, mealybugs, spider mites and whiteflies so be on the lookout for them.
How to Propagate Philodendron Majestic
Philodendron Majestic should be propagated using cuttings. The stem cutting should contain at least one leaf node as that is from where the roots will emerge.
You should be careful not to water the plant stems before planting or letting them dry out as this will prevent them from rooting. It is best to begin watering two weeks after the beginning of propagation.
For the first step you should prepare Philodendron Majestic for repotting. You must inspect the roots to make sure that they are not too dense as to hamper the air circulation around them. If this is the case they should be pruned because otherwise it will make it difficult for the plant to receive sufficient water.
Step two is to take your trimmed plant and place it in a new bigger pot. It should be filled with fresh soil especially next to the roots.
You must also make sure there are no air pockets. After that you can gently squeeze the soil to compact it a little bit.
The next step is to make sure you water the plant regularly with the required amount as discussed earlier. Make sure the soil is not too dry and not too damp to provide the best conditions for growth.
Luckily, Philodendron Majestic is not very maintenance heavy. Just make sure to rotate it once it a while to give It even growth from all the sides.
Common Problems Caring For Philodendron Majestic
Let’s check out some of the common problems that you may encounter when looking after the Philodendron Majestic.
1. Root rot
One of the most common problems that affects Philodendron Majesty is root rot. It is often caused by excessive watering. It can also happen due to low humidity or poor drainage from the pot. This decease can lead to brown leaves and roots. If noticed you must quickly treat the cause or else the plant might die.
Also, you must note that Philodendron Majestic is toxic to consume for humans and common household pets like cats and dogs. As such you should be careful to place this plant in an inaccessible place to animals or kids so that they don’t accidentally consume the plant.
You should carefully examine the plant for any pests that try to attack it. Not getting rid of them may lead to stunted growth and other health issues for the plant.
Philodendron Majestic is simply that, majestic! This plant is easy to care for and is perfect addition to your home to liven up the view. It is perfectly suited for the average household temperatures and is easy to maintain. Its massively stunning and beautiful leaves are sure to be a cause of joy in your everyday life.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is philodendron Majestic?
Philodendron Majesty is a large, fast-growing Philodendron with glossy, dark green leaves. The leaves can grow up to 3 feet long and 2 feet wide. The plant prefers humid conditions and filtered sunlight. Philodendron Majesty is native to Central and South America.
This Philodendron is a popular houseplant because it is easy to care for and grows quickly. The plant is also known for its ability to purify the air of harmful toxins.
Is philodendron Majesty rare?
Philodendron majesty is not rare, but it is not commonly found in gardens. This is because it requires a warm climate and plenty of humidity to thrive. However, if you live in an area with these conditions, philodendron majesty makes an excellent addition to any garden.
How do you care for a philodendron Majestic?
The philodendron Majestic is a beautiful, easy-to-care-for plant that is perfect for both indoor and outdoor use. It enjoys warm, humid conditions and ample sunlight. However, it will also tolerate lower light levels and can even thrive in artificial lighting. When watering, be sure to keep the soil moist but not soggy.
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