Philodendron erubescens 'Imperial Green'

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Scientific Name
Philodendron erubescens (blushing tree-hugger) var. 'Imperial Green'

Common Name
Imperial Red Philodendron, Red Stem Philodendron, Blushing Philodendron

Tropical areas of South/Central America

This shape-shifting aroid is thought to have first been cultivated in Columbia, and its thick glossy leaves are sure to add some drama and interest to any space. This low-maintenance plant is also shade tolerant, so great for the home or office.

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

Allow the top two inches of soil to dry out in between waterings (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. Repot every two years in spring as the plant grows.

Will benefit from a light feed throughout spring and summer.

Average household temperatures of about 18-28° 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
Dust can build up on the big leaves, so wipe with a soft cloth occasionally. Rotate the plant now and then to promote even growth. Avoid draughty spots.