Philodendron rubrijuvenile 'El Choco Red '

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The large, velvety, heart-shaped leaves have caught the eye of plant collectors across the US thanks to their beauty and the eye-catching red colour on the undersides of the leaves, and it's now spreading across the world as a houseplant. It was recognised as a distinct species in 2021, and is characterised by its slow, climbing growth habit, striking colouring, and slightly dotted stem. It's most closely linked to the P. luxurians, which has a similar growth pattern and is thought to be a close relative.

Scientific Name
Philodendron rubrijuvenile 'El Choco Red' (young red tree-hugging plant, variety: El Choco Red)

Common Name
Kaufmann Philodendron

Native to the Choco region of Ecuador and Columbia

Place in moderate to bright indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight as this can scorch the leaves.

Allow the top layer of soil to dry out in between waterings - extend this to top 2 inches of soil in the winter (these plants are easy-going so if you wait a little longer to water don't panic!). Ensure good drainage and don't allow to sit in water.

Appreciates above average humidity, but will do just fine in most standard household humidity. Will appreciate an occasional misting, especially if in a dryer spot.

Use a chunky, well draining mix. One designed for Monstera or Philodendrons will work well. Repot every two years in spring as the plant grows.

Feed every four waters in the growing season, reduce to every six in autumn and winter.

Average household temperatures of about 18-28°C are fine- try not to place somewhere where temperatures dip below 12°C for extended periods.

No, this plant is toxic to pets and small humans.

Sprouts Top Tips
Don't use very cold water as this can shock the roots. If the new growth has very small leaves or there are large gaps between leaves, this is a sign the plant is not getting enough light.


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