The Philodendron erubescens, or Philodendron Red, is a Philodendron species native to Colombia. It is a member of the family Araceae and is closely related to the Philodendron scandens. The Philodendron erubescens is a climbers plant, meaning it grows by wrapping its stem around a support. The leaves of the Philodendron erubescens are large, glossy, and heart-shaped. The leaf margins are often red, hence the common name. The flowers of the Philodendron erubescens are small, white, and borne on inflorescences.
How to care
The Philodendron Red is a relatively easy plant to care for. It prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light levels. The soil should be kept moist but not soggy. Allow the top layer of soil to dry out before watering again. The Philodendron erubescens can be propagated by stem cuttings.
The Philodendron erubescens does not have high water requirements. Water when the top layer of soil has dried out.
Fertilize monthly during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer.
Pests and diseases
The Philodendron Red is susceptible to mealybugs, spider mites, and scale.
Type of Soil
The Philodendron erubescens prefers a well-draining, humus-rich soil.
The Philodendron Red can be propagated by stem cuttings.
The Philodendron erubescens makes an attractive houseplant. It can also be used in shady areas of the landscape.