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Philodendron erubescens also known as blushing philodendron originates from Colombia. They are an easy houseplant to care for and well suited to beginner plant parents. Philodendron erubescens love the shade and are fast growers if given the right growing conditions. Red emerald philodendron are known for their red petioles and some what heart shaped leaves.
Light: Philodendrons do well in a range of light conditions. They prefer moderate to bright indirect light, but can tolerate shadier lighting conditions as well. Avoid direct sunlight, prone to sunburn.
Water: Water well and let soil dry out almost completely. Your plant will tell you when it is thirsty with dull or droopy leaves, yellowing leaves, or the soil starts to detach from the edge of the pot.
Temperature/Humidity: Average to warm household temperatures from 18-28°C and short periods down to 12°C at an absolute push. Avoid cold draughts. Comfortable in average household humidity but will thrive in higher humidity.
Soil: We suggest planting in a chunky well draining aroid mix consisting of our orchid mix, perlite, and pumice. You can also add in some worm castings and charcoal.
Care Tips: Most philodendrons are epiphytes and will thank you with big leaves if you provide them a moss pole to climb. Wipe leaves with a damp cloth to remove accumulated dust. Feed with Kelpy Plant Food or Plant Vitamins Thrive.
*Philodendrons are toxic to cats and dogs. Do not consume*
Philodendrons were part of NASA clean air study and found effective in improving indoor air quality by removing formaldehyde.
All photos are an indication of the plant species and size reference only. All plants will have slight variations in coloring and condition. Decorative pot not included. Plants will be shipped in sphagnum moss or perlite.