A reliable plant to add a splash of orange in almost any corner. A must-have for aroid lovers everywhere!
Common Names: Blushing Philodendron, Red-Leaf Philodendron, Royal Philodendron
Growth: Clumping, vining
Light: Bright, indirect
Foot Candles: 100 - 250
Water: Keep evenly moist
Humidity: 30% - 70%
Temperature: 15°C - 30°C
Soil: Regular potting mix
Container: Self-watering planter
Nutrients: 10-10-10 Monthly
Propagation: Stem cuttings, removal of offsets
Interiorscape Use: Low-maintenance plant available in different colours
Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.
Common Issues: Pests can hide in the petioles or the emerging rolled up leaves.
Comments: This philodendron has many popular cultivars, such as the “royal” family: Pink Princess, Prince of Orange, Black Cardinal, White Knight, and Imperial Red. There are many other cultivars available. The Pink Princess has been the subject of some online scams, where the plant being advertised was heavily photoshopped, although it is a real plant.
Toxicity: Ingestion of plant may cause burning and swelling of the lips, tongue, and throat, difficulty speaking. Nausea, vomiting, drooling, and diarrhea may also occur. Frequent contact with sap may cause skin irritation.