The Philodendron ceylon is famously known as the velvet leaf plant. It hails from the Araceae family.
It is also known as Fiddle leaf philodendron, Gold Satin, Philodendron Golden Erubescens
It is a popular house plant that can thrive in the adverse climatic conditions too. The plant is a native of South America, namely to Brazil, Bolivia and Argentina.
Philodendron Ceylon is basically a low maintenance plant that thrives well in outdoor as well as the indoor setting.
Unlike other houseplants, the velvet leaf plant never finds difficulties in surviving in an outdoor setting.
A minimum temperature range of 75 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit should be maintained.
The plant can be grown in small pots of 5 to 8 inch.
The Philodendron Cylon can grow up to a maximum height of 1 to 2 feet.
The Philodendron cylon should never be exposed to full sun or direct sunlight as it may burn the foliages.
The plant is considered to grow well when it is placed in a garden or balcony that receives low light. However, if the light is too low, the growth of leaves is hampered. They become smaller and grow far apart on the stem.
The Philodendron cylon prefers moderate watering.
The plant should be given a good soaking and it must be taken care that the whole amount of water drains out.
The plant should not be allowed to stand in water as it leads to root rot.
Overwatering can prove injurious to the plant.
The Pholidendron cylon should be supplied with an abundant amount of liquid fertiliser which contains ample amount of macro nutrients.
Fertiliser should be supplied every month during spring and summer and once in every 6 or 8 weeks during fall or winter.
The Philodendron cylon is grown widely as it acts as a quick attractive climber.
The velvet type foliages add to the beauty of the plant.
The plant is also used as a ground cover.