How to Grow Care for a Philodendron Micans-Velvet Philodendron

Hello,
Please see photo attached. Not sure what plant this is? I’ve had this plant for 6 years, very healthy until last month. Leaves are curling inwards, some are changing to red and falling off.
I’ve tried everything ( I think), changed soil, moved it to the sun, aired it outside, added Epsom salt for magnesium. I have a moisture thermostat and make sure not to over-water it.
I don’t know what else to do. Can you please help? Thank you!

Hi Dusty,

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Your plant is called a Velvet Philodendron or Philodendron Micans.  This type of philodendron plant has velvet-textured heart-shaped leaves that are greenish bronze with reddish brown undersides. It produces long vining stems. Here are some care tips:

Bright, indirect light, no direct sun. Can survive in lower light but does not grow as rapidly.

Allow the top 1/3 of the soil to dry out before watering. In the winter allow the soil to dry out even more

Feed monthly in the spring and summer with a basic houseplant food diluted to 1/2 the recommended strength. Fertilize every other month in the fall and winter. Fast growing plants and need quite a bit of plant food, but should be fertilized only when they are actively producing new leaves.

Temperatures between 65°-75ºF (18.3°-23.9ºC) during the day and above 55º F (12.8ºC) at night.

Propagate using Stem CuttingsLearn how to propagate plants using stem cuttings, leaf cuttings, cane cuttings, and branch cuttings. during spring and early summer.

If the leaves start to turn brown or curl under, it is getting too much light or not enough water.. If the leaves turn brown and fall off, the plant is not getting enough water. If the leaves turn yellow, you are over watering. Also, it would be a good idea to check the leaves for spider mitesLearn how to identify and treat Spider Mites on plants. This sucking plant pest causes yellow blotchy leaves with a red haze and a gritty feel to them.. You can read about spider mitesLearn how to identify and treat Spider Mites on plants. This sucking plant pest causes yellow blotchy leaves with a red haze and a gritty feel to them. in the Glossary of the website.

https://www.houseplant411.com/glossary/how-to-identify-and-treat-spider-mites