It was first assumed that insects had devoured the leaf because of its unique leaf form. At the time, there was only one other specimen of this species, proving for certain that it was a distinct species. Named for a Dutch botanist named Joep Moonen is the extremely uncommon Philodendron joepii. This jewel appears to be nearly nonexistent in the wild (in the South American region), but fortunately, collectors and botanists have managed to secure a number of examples in botanical gardens. Indica philodendron Joepii is a climber, and historically, plants in rainforests had to compete with one another for enough light. The leaves can grow bigger the higher they can climb.
Although it can withstand lower indirect light, this lovely plant flourishes best in moderate indirect light. When the plant is in a location with less indirect light throughout the summer, it is advised to provide a small amount of water for two weeks. The amount of watering must also be altered when the plant obtains more light. The ideal range for temperature is between 18°C and 23°C.
The Philodendron Joepii needs to be in slightly damp soil because this encourages the plant’s roots to continuously take in new oxygen. The soil should never be damp, though, as this raises the possibility of root rot. Practically all kinds of Philodendron do not do well in conventional potting soil. This is why we advise incorporating perlite and bark into the soil, which is already a great first step. For most plants, we utilize peat. This guarantees that the pH of the soil is maintained between 4.5 and 7.5 when combined. This is regarded as the Joepii’s ideal situation.
Actually, the Philodendron Joepii is a fairly low-maintenance plant that doesn’t put a lot of strain on the environment.