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All About Philodendron ‘Lemon Lime’

Posted on December 10 2022

If you love neon, you’ve met your perfect match! This Lemon Lime is an upright Philodendron that produces new growth that’s nearly fluorescent, eventually maturing into a slightly darker green. Looking for an eye-dazzling companion? There’s always the vining Philodendron Hederaceum Lemon Lime to match!

Meet Your Match:

    • Nickname: Lemon Lime Plant
    • About the Family: The Philodendron Lemon Lime is a relative of other Philodendron varieties, such as the Birkin and Ring of Fire.
    • Understanding the Family Tree: Araceae (Family), Philodendron (Genus), Philodendron ‘Lemon Lime’ (Species).
    • Hometown: Central & South America.

    How to Care for Your Philodendron ‘Lemon Lime’:

      • Watering: Allow the first 1-2 inches to dry out before watering.
      • Humidity: Average-high.
      • Soil: Well-draining soil. 
      • Fertilizer: Balanced fertilizer monthly during the Spring-Summer.
      • Environment: Keep your Philodendron in bright-medium, indirect light, and temperatures above 65 degrees.
      • Propagation: Stem cuttings.
      • Toxicity: Toxic to pets and people.

      The Best Unboxing Practices:

        Properly caring for your newly unboxed Philodendron Lemon Lime for the first week of its new life is crucial to the extended wellness of your plant. Follow these practices to get the best results:
          • Watering: Exotic Forest ships freshly watered plants. Do not water your Philodendron until it exhibits the proper signs.
          • Repotting: Do not immediately repot your plant, which would likely result in shock and leaf-loss. Allow it to acclimate to its new environment for at least one week. 
          • Lighting: Place your Philodendron in filtered, low light for a few days to acclimate. Relocate your Philodendron Lemon Lime to your desired location that fits its care needs afterward. Do not ever place a freshly un-boxed plant in direct sun.

          What You’re Getting:

          • You will receive a carefully selected, quality evaluated 6” diameter plant approximately 6" tall. All Exotic Forest plants are rooted and thriving.

          What Makes Us Special:

          • Shipment Methods: Plants are precious, and we want yours to arrive safely! We ship our plants via UPS, with a maximum of 4-day shipping. 
          • Our Packing: Have you received ‘squished’ plants from other companies? Our solution to this common issue is bamboo stakes and biodegradable packing peanuts (starch), which securely holds your plant in place during shipment. 
          • Chemical-free: We are committed to keeping our plants and customers safe. We never treat our plants with chemical pesticides. 
          • Quality Standards: Exotic Forest strives to meet stringent quality standards and evaluates each plant we resource from our nursery. Pest-free, healthy plants are a requirement!
          • Customer Service: Your satisfaction is our priority. If you are experiencing issues with or have questions about how to care for your Philodendron ‘Lemon Lime’, reach out to us at or via our social media accounts. Are you tired of receiving pre-written responses? We believe that plant parents want to talk to people, not robots. A knowledgeable team member reads and replies to each individual concern: no cookie-cutter answers here!
          • Returns: While we do not accept returns at this time, you can contact us at with photos of your plant and receipt to discuss the specific plant care issues you’re experiencing with your Philodendron ‘Lemon Lime’ and possible resolutions.
          • Your Personal Plant-Care Resource: Do you love your new addition? We couldn’t be happier! Join our mailing list to receive exclusive offers, updates, and care tips.

          FAQ about Philodendron Lemon Lime:

            • How to propagate Lemon Lime Philodendron? As a self-heading Philodendron, the easiest way to propagate your plant is by division. At maturity, your plant will produce “pups” that can be harvested. Stem cutting can also be successful! For more instructions, read this.
            • How to care for a Lemon Lime Plant? Lemon Lime Plants are easy to care for. Average household humidity suits them and they can survive in a wide range of lighting conditions. The #1 thing to remember: Don't overwater, which is the cause of most houseplant deaths.
            • What’s the best watering routine for Philodendron Lemon Lime? You should allow the first 1-2 inches of soil to dry before rewatering your plant. Sadly, this doesn’t happen on a set schedule, so you should be flexible with your watering routine. Regularly check the soil’s moisture and water only when it is at the proper dryness level. With these plants, it’s best to err on the side of caution! They will easily recover from slight underwatering; whereas routine overwatering will cause root rot.

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