Philodendron Birkin Light Requirements

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The Philodendron Birkin only needs a small amount of sunlight during the day. It will wither if it gets too much, so you need to keep track! Your plant only requires 12 hours of indirect sunlight. After that, make sure you move it out of the sun. 

Your Philodendron Birkin plant requires you to pay a lot of attention to how much light it receives during the day.

Philodendron Birkin light requirements guide
Philodendron Birkin light requirements

Keeping it out of the light can also cause the leaves to wither, so you need to be careful! 

How Much Light Does My Philodendron Birkin Need? 

Your Philodendron Birkin doesn’t need as much light as other plants.

If it receives too much sun, it will die. However, it can also wither if it doesn’t get enough sunlight.

Luckily, these plants like indirect light, making them the perfect houseplant! 

Philodendron Birkin Need indirect light
How much light does your Philodendron Birkin need

You’ll want to place your Philodendron Birkin somewhere it receives at least 12 hours of indirect sunlight.

A sheer curtain can help block some sunshine, making it a good option. You can also place the plant slightly away from an uncovered window. 

Keep In Mind – It’s worth mentioning that the Philodendron Birkin doesn’t like low light. It needs an excellent middle ground between shade and direct sunlight to thrive. 

The Philodendron Birkin grows naturally in a tropical area.

For it to grow and stay healthy, you want to mimic that environment. The plant doesn’t have access to direct sun in the wild because of all the other tall tropical plants that block it. 

Overall: Your Philodendron Birkin needs at least 12 hours per day of indirect sunlight. After that, you’ll want to make sure to move it to a shadier space! 

How Do I Give a Philodendron Birkin Indirect Light? 

Now that you know the plant requires 12 hours of indirect light, you’ll want to know how to provide it!

Giving a Philodendron Birkin indirect light
How to give a Philodendron Birkin indirect light?

Indirect light is when the plant is in an area that receives bright light, but it’s not right in the sun’s rays. 

For example, there’s a bright, open window nearby, but the plant is behind a piece of furniture.

Light filtered through curtains or blinds is also indirect.  

In short, it’s relatively easy to achieve an indirect sunlight setting for your Philodendron Birkin.  

Where Should I Put a Philodendron Birkin? 

You should put your Philodendron Birkin in windows facing the north or east in your home.

Windows that face these directions have indirect sunlight. If you place the plant in the other windows, they will receive too much sun during the day. 

However, what if you only have a south or west-facing window?

If that’s the case, you’ll want to keep your Philodendron Birkin farther away from the window. That way, it won’t receive too much harsh light. 

Place for a Philodendron Birkin
Best place to put a Philodendron Birkin

You’ll need to observe your plant after you place it.

Not keeping an eye on it means you can’t see how it reacts to the light! You may discover there are better places to keep your Philodendron Birkin. 

Everyone’s home is different.

Don’t hesitate to experiment with your plant’s placement! You can move it around as much as you need to until you find the perfect spot for it to rest. 

What Happens to a Philodendron Birkin in Direct Light? 

There are consequences to keeping your Philodendron Birkin in direct light!

If it’s getting too much light, the plant leaves start to burn. Soon, the plant will begin to die too. You’ll need to move it out of the light for a few days. 

Keeping the Philodendron Birkin out of the sun for a time will help it heal from the damage.

Philodendron Birkin don't like direct light
What happens to a Philodendron Birkin in direct light

Depending on the severity of the leaves’ burn, you may also need to remove the damaged leaves before putting them back in the indirect light. 

Overall, make sure to keep your plant out of the direct sun!

If you forget and it gets way more than 12 hours of sunlight per day, it may start to burn.

Heads Up! Always check on the leaves when you go to mist the plant. They’ll let you know if something is wrong! 

What If It Doesn’t Get Enough Light? 

On the other hand, you’ll want to know if the plant isn’t getting enough light to stay healthy.

Your Philodendron Birkin still needs light to grow, even if it isn’t as much as other plants.  

You’ll be able to tell that your plant isn’t receiving enough light if the white lines on the leaves start to disappear.

This process happens before the plant dies, so you should still be able to save it!  

The Philodendron Birkin is a great house plant because it doesn’t require intense light, but you still need to ensure it gets enough. 

Can I Grow a Philodendron Birkin Outside? 

Philodendron Birkins are excellent indoor plants!

They look great in any room and are pretty easy to care for. However, they don’t do as well when you keep them outside. 

Perfect conditions for Philodendron Birkin
Perfect conditions for growing Philodendron Birkin

These plants come from a tropical climate, so they won’t survive if it drops below 55 degrees F outside.

Plus, the plant will receive way too much direct light outside!  

Instead – Bring your Philodendron Birkin inside. They look beautiful in any setting and add essential splashes of green to any home. You can also have fun choosing a decorative pot to put it in!  

Overall, you can only grow a Philodendron Birkin successfully outside with certain conditions.

If your area can’t meet those conditions, it won’t stay healthy for very long.

You might be able to keep it outside during the summer, depending on where you live. 

How Often Do I Turn a Philodendron Birkin? 

With your Philodendron Birkin now in its best lighting conditions, you’ll want to know how often to turn it.

Give the plant’s container a quarter turn each week. By doing so, you make sure each side of the plant gets the sun that it needs. 

You should still turn the plant even if it doesn’t face a window. The Philodendron Birkin is a great house and office plant, but make sure you still turn it weekly!  

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