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My philodendron leaves are turning brown on the edges.
I have it in a window facing south and west. Should I be misting
the leaves? What is the best fertilizer I should be using? Help


Any water soluable fertilizer such as Miracle Grow is fine. A philodendron does not like full sun, just bright light. Too much sun could be your problem. Or it could be too much water. You should only be watering it once a week and there should not be a lot of water in the drain tray an hour after watering it. If there is a lot of water in the drain tray you should empty it by pouring it in a bucket or suctioning it out with a turkey baster. If you have more questions feel free to write again. Good luck!


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Darlene K. Kittle


I have been an Advanced Master Gardener for 24 years and I raise around 300 houseplants and bonsai trees a year including tropicals, succulents, and cacti. I have also been a professional plant care person for businesses in the Fort Wayne, IN area and currently professionally care for bonsai trees for my customers.


I am also studying the Japanese art of bonsai with tropical plants and is President of the Fort Wayne, IN Bonsai Club.

Fort Wayne, iN Master Gardeners. President of the Fort Wayne Bonsai Club. Allen County Master Gardeners

I am not a hortculturist. I am a Purdue University Advanced Master Gardener for 24 years. I have studied plants on a personal level by growing hundreds of plants annually for the last 35 years. I have also studied under several nationally known American Bonsai experts.

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