Philodendron Birkin, or Philodendron ‘White Wave’, is a new Philodendron variety. Birkin has large, deep green pointed leaves with creamy white pinstripe variegation. Each leaf has a unique pattern, making this one of the most attractive Philodendrons.
This plant was cultivated from a rare spontaneous mutation in the Philodendron Rojo Congo. This mutation made some plant cells unable to synthesize chlorophyll, resulting in the captivating variegation colors in Birkin's leaves. New leaves are almost white, and the leaves gain more green color as they mature.
As one of the most sought-after Philodendron types, this plant can brighten up any living space! Like all philodendrons, Birkin filters out airborne toxins and purifies your indoor air.
Philodendron Birkin prefers bright, indirect sunlight, but it also tolerates medium conditions. However, this plant does not grow well in low-light spots. Too little light results in darkening leaves. Avoid harsh direct sun to prevent sunburn.
Birkin prefers well-drained soils that are slightly moist. Water once a week for whenever the first 2 inches of the soil is dry. Drain well after each watering to avoid root rot.
The best soil for this plant is rich but well-draining soil. Add some peat or perlite houseplant potting soil to increase drainage.
This plant grows best in normal room temperatures (between 65°F-85°F). This plant is not frost-tolerant and it does not grow well when the temperature drops below 50°F. Birkin thrives in normal indoor humidity (40-50%), but as a tropical plant, it grows better in warm and humid environments.
This plant should be fertilized once or twice per month during the growing season (spring/summer) with diluted houseplant fertilizer or compost.
This plant is toxic in ingested, so keep it out of reach of pets and children.
2 INCH/ 4 INCH/ 6 INCH ARE THE SIZES OF THE POTS, NOT THE SIZE OF THE PLANTS.
* We use 3.5 inch wide clay pots for 4" succulent plant + clay pot option.
Your plant will be carefully wrapped in a sturdy box. Most of the succulents will be shipped bare-root to ensure their safety. If you want to receive the plastic pot & soil, please leave a note in your order. When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on the availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied). We do not ship outside of the continental United States.
We ship all year round, if your area is cold (under 40 degree), please consider purchasing a Heat Pack to add to your order.
Our packaging materials are: - 100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard boxes. - 100% biodegradable packing peanuts made from natural and non-toxic sources.
Here is our blog about the shipping process and packaging: https://succulentsbox.com/pages/shipping-return-policy
*** The size options are represtentative of pots that the plants come in. Sometimes customer may receive multiple plants instead of a large one to make up size.
*** All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.
We only ship out beautiful, healthy plants! Please track your package and open it immediately upon
arrival. If you receive your package and are not satisfied, please message us immediately. Fragile plants such as
bearpaw, baby toe, etc. may break or loose a few of their leaves during transport. Please contact us for
replacements if your plants are severely damaged. We'll try our best to accommodate you.
Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grown in, depending on availability or time of year.
Provide porous soil with adequate drainage, pots with drainage hole are recommended. Bright, filtered
light and ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Never let your succulents sit in water. Do
NOT water on the leaves. If you water from beneath by letting the plant sit in a saucer of water, make sure to pour
off any excess water after a few minutes.
The hotter it is outside, the faster your soil will dry out, so you’ll need to water more often if you live in a hot
area. Water with caution in winter, as the plant can lose its roots if the soil stays cold and wet for extended
periods; protect from frost to prevent scarring.