Why My Philodendron Birkin Leaves Curling?

Written by Ivy

Dec 15 2021

Why My Philodendron Birkin Leaves Curling?
The curly leaves of Philodendron Birkin may be the cause of long-term drought and water shortage, root damage, weak and strong light, or temperature discomfort.

Too Much Dry Soil

The dried pot soil will form a piece. After watering, the water is difficult to penetrate. It often flows along the edge of the flowerpot, which can not achieve the purpose of water replenishment. This will greatly reduce the watering effect, resulting in Philodendron Birkin leaves curling.
For this long-term dry soil, we'd better adopt the "dip pot method": prepare a washbasin, put some water in it, and then put the flowerpot in to soak for more than ten minutes. This method can ensure that the soil in the Flower pot can get rid of the state of drought, so as to save Philodendron Birkin leaves curling.
Why My Philodendron Birkin Leaves Curling


The curling of Philodendron Birkin's leaves may be the cause of drought and water shortage in the soil due to insufficient watering for a long time. In this way, the roots cannot normally absorb water, which will cause water shortage in the branches and leaves, and the leaves will dry and curl. We can water regularly in our daily life to maintain the moisture. Once the leaves of Philodendron Birkin are curled and dry, we should water them in time and supplement the moisture. However, we should not water too much at one time, and we should spray water around to increase the humidity.


When we water Philodendron Birkin too much, Philodendron Birkin's roots will be soaked in ponding for a long time, which will seriously affect the absorption capacity. Philodendron Birkin's leaves curl and even rotten roots. When this happens, we need to timely drain the water, pour out the excess water in the Philodendron Birkin basin, and put it in a ventilated position to accelerate the evaporation of water.

Cold Temperatures

Temperature also has a great impact on Philodendron Birkin. Once the temperature is too high or too low, Philodendron Birkin will curl. We can adjust the temperature, pay attention to cooling in summer and keep warm in winter.


We applied immature organic fertilizer to the soil of Philodendron Birkin. Because organic fertilizer will generate a lot of heat in the process of maturity, when the organic fertilizer is not mature, it will still release heat after being applied to the soil, resulting in root burns, root burning and seedling burning of Philodendron Birkin. According to the degree of maturity of organic fertilizer, the damage caused by organic fertilizer is light and heavy. Those with mild symptoms can recover by themselves, and those with severe symptoms will cause Philodendron Birkin's leaf curl. After adding a large amount of clean water to Philodendron Birkin, we should discharge the water in time, otherwise it is easy to accumulate water and cause root rot of Philodendron Birkin.
Why My Philodendron Birkin Leaves Curling

Root Rot

If the root is injured when changing the pot, or the root is rotten due to too much water and fertilizer, the leaves will turn yellow and curly after the root has problems. We can take Philodendron Birkin out of the flower pot, trim the rotten roots and replant it into the new pot soil.

Too Much Or Too Little Light Exposure

The growth of Philodendron Birkin requires sunlight. Once kept in semi shade for a long time, it will lead to weak growth, resulting in yellow and curly leaves of Philodendron Birkin. If the light is too strong, it will also burn and sunburn the leaves, causing the leaves to curl. We can adjust the sunlight and keep it in a place with sufficient light to avoid direct strong light.

Pest And Diseases

The common diseases and insect pests causing hilodendron Birkin leaf curl are mainly spider mites. At the beginning, the killed leaves show small yellow and white spots, and then gradually become serious, which will lead to the curling of hilodendron Birkin leaves. Therefore, we need to use drugs to control and kill pests. The commonly used drugs are mainly 20% dicofol emulsion 800 times.
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