Botanical name: Philodendron Erubescens 'Imperial Red'
Common name: Red-Leaf Philodendron, Blushing Philodendron
Height: 12" - 16" inches
I want to create the illusion that I can take care of plants -- without actually being really good at taking care of plants. Well, this could be for you. (Novice)
Foliage: Welcome to the jungle! With dark greens and reds, these leaves do the talking and will make your urban home instantly have a tropical vibe. Allow this plant to have lots of room to spread its leaves.
Size: Typically 2 to 3 feet in height and width. These will grow just about as wide as they do tall at maturity, so you'll need a good space.
Light: Medium indirect light is best. Keep out of any direct sun. While it can do well in lower light, expect growth to be slooowwwww.
Water: Wait for the top 50% of soil to dry out in between watering. Make sure to provide adequate hydration when watering (you should see water flow through the drainage holes to ensure the roots are getting saturated). Enjoys extra humidity, but will be fine in average household humidity levels.
Soil: Choose a well draining rich, premium tropical soil for a happy plant. Re-pot if quite root bound to allow for growth.
Humans: Lovely to look at but are highly toxic if consumed.
Pets: *Yes, toxic to cats and dogs.
*according to the ASPCA
Philodendron Imperial Red 8"
This Philodendron Imperial Red comes in a 8" plastic growers pot.
*All plants vary, and may not be exactly as pictured.