Philodendron micans: Diseases and Remedies (3-minute Read)

NOTE: Philodendron micans may be referred to as Philodendron hederaceumvar.hederaceum in this article, in fact, those are the same plants, Philodendron hederaceumvar.hederaceum is the botanical name for Philodendron micans.

The philodendron micans is a beautiful philodendron variety that is native to the tropical regions of Mexico and the Caribbean. If you are able to get your hands on one, you will not regret it because it has become extremely popular as a houseplant and can be difficult to come across in some regions.

Similar to other philodendron varieties, Philodendron micans are easy to grow and look great in hanging planters or climbing moss poles. The philodendron micans is toxic to both cats and dogs as a variety of the heartleaf philodendron.

Careful: it has been noted that Philodendron micans is poisonous to Cats and Dogs.

Why does my Philodendron hederaceumvar.hederaceum roots have rot?

If left untreated, root rot on your Philodendron micans (Philodendron hederaceumvar.hederaceum) can be fatal. For this reason, if the symptoms appear, we highly advise that you adhere to our recommendations to keep your plant alive: Blackened and softened roots.

Why does my Philodendron micans have gray mold spots?

Gray mold spots are a specific fungus that regularly harms flowers and spreads swiftly. If you notice any brown (or gray) spots, this fungus is probably to cause. You risk your plant dying if you ignore these warning indications.

Our Solution

The solution is quite logical when you know the cause of the problem. Most of the time, it is due to overwater of the Philodendron hederaceumvar.hederaceum. We advise you to remove the infected parts of the plant, cut off the infected roots and leaves, then repot your plant using sterile potting soil and a clean pot.

Why does my Philodendron micans have leaf spots?

Leaf If your plants exhibit symptoms like rapid color changes in the leaves or leaves that wilt or droop, we give you all the information you need to recognize them and rescue your plants. For owners of Philodendron micans, this kind of illness is among the most distressing.

Why are my Philodendron micans leaves turning yellow?

In the world of horticulture, yellowing leaves are undoubtedly the most common problem. The two main causes of this problem are overwatering and a lack of nutrition.

When it’s overwatering, simply reduce your watering frequency, and if you think it’s a nutrient deficiency, here’s how to check it:

Here are some signs of yellowing caused by the many deficiencies on the Philodendron hederaceumvar.hederaceum in question:

  • The first symptom of a magnesium deficiency is yellow patches between leaf veins on elder leaves. The leaf’s core turns yellow while the veins stay green. The edges of the leaf yellow last.
  • Yellowing between leaf veins is another sign of iron shortage, but young leaves on plant tops and branch tips are initially affected.
  • Sulfur shortage first affects the youngest leaves, turning them entirely yellow.
  • Potassium deficiency shows itself when leaf edges turn bright yellow, but the inner leaf stays green. Older leaves show symptoms first, and leaf edges soon turn brown.
  • Nitrogen deficiency shows up as a general yellowing. Older, inner leaves turn yellow first. As it progresses, yellowing moves outward, eventually reaching young leaves, too.

Our Solution

According to the symptoms mentioned above, you just have to act accordingly. You can reduce your watering frequency, or fix a deficiency in Potassium, or Nitrogen, for that, you just have to buy a special soil for your deficiency, a consultant in a gardening store will know perfectly well how to inform you.

Is my Philodendron micans sunburned?

You can easily tell if your Philodendron micans (your Philodendron hederaceumvar.hederaceum) has a sunburn. In this case, your plant will change color, starting to turn yellow or white, much like it does on us.


As we saw above, if your Philodendron micans receives too much water or not enough light, the leaves may also change color.

To find out if the yellow leaves have been sunburned, look at the part of the bottom that is tinted closer to the base. The yellow leaf is probably burnt and not something else if this portion stays greener.

Why are my Philodendron micans leaves turning brown?

A plant’s browning leaves are typically a symptom that it has been sunburned and has been exposed to excessive amounts of direct sunlight. Don’t worry; your plant probably won’t perish as a result, but its growth will be negatively impacted.

Should I leave my Philodendron hederaceumvar.hederaceum in direct sunlight?

No! Don’t leave your Philodendron hederaceumvar.hederaceum (or Philodendron micans) in the sun if it displays the symptoms mentioned above; that’s why it’s in such a bad situation.

Our Solution

As stated in the paragraph above, the cure is straightforward: simply position your plant’s Philodendron micans so that it is out of direct sunlight. With proper watering and this method, your plant should quickly come back to life.

Why are my Philodendron hederaceumvar.hederaceum leaves drooping or wilting ?

In most cases, this happens when your Philodendron hederaceumvar.hederaceum lacks water. This is especially the case for large plants, naturally they need more water than others.


Whether your Philodendron hederaceumvar.hederaceum plant’s pot appears light, the soil and roots are likely fairly dry and need water, so you can readily tell if it needs to be hydrated.

Our Solution

If the soil in the container is completely dry, you must first moisten it to guarantee that your plant’s roots absorb the benefits of the water. One common mistake is to drown the Philodendron micans right away after a dry time because you think it needs a lot of water.

This is true, but the easiest way to end it is to give too much water at once. Instead, you should water the soil properly, returning to a peaceful watering rhythm.

Caring Tips for Philodendron hederaceumvar.hederaceum

Water Occasionally

Water is essential to the survival of your plant, however, it is important to balance the rate of watering. As we explained above, overwatering could have fatal consequences for your Philodendron hederaceumvar.hederaceum.

You can tell if your plant needs water by touching the soil; if it still feels damp, it’s usually preferable to wait a few more days.

Always keep temperatures stable

It’s also a good idea to keep your Philodendron hederaceumvar.hederaceum at a constant temperature, especially if it’s kept indoors. In general, at GreenShack, we suggest booking a temperature between 65 and 85 degrees F. Of course, keep your Philodendron hederaceumvar.hederaceum away from radiators, air conditioners, and other sources of hot or cold air.

Keep your Philodendron micans Dust-Free

This one concerns indoor plants, just like on your furniture, dust is also deposited on the leaves of your indoor plants, the problem is that it can prevent them from receiving the necessary light, this would slow down (or even stop) the photosynthesis process, and eventually, they would lose their colors.

For your Philodendron micans, this would be a true descent into hell, and it would also appease the pests.

To remove the dust from the leaves of your plant, take a microfiber cloth and gently rub the leaves. You can wet the cloth to make it easier to remove the dust, but never use corrosive products (such as rubbing alcohol!)

Keep drainage in mind

If you tend to overwater, you need to pay attention to your drainage, and we advise choosing a saucer and a pot with drainage holes if they are not already there.

You can add volcanic rocks (or any other pebbles with holes) to the bottom of your pot in the interim if your pots don’t already have holes in them. This will help to form a channel so that the water doesn’t pool there for too long (preventing the rot of the roots!).