Philodendron ‘Imperial Red’ is a hybrid with beautiful burgundy leaves.
This is a very easy house plant.
It is a climber, like all Philodendron, but it is semi-epiphytic: it can grow like a bush and climb when it finds a support to cling to.
Philodendron ‘Imperial Red’ is climbing, semi-epiphytic plant
The leaf is burgundy, leathery and measures up to 45 cm long and 15-20 cm wide.
All parts of the plant contain calcium oxalate, which can irritate the skin.
USDA zone 10-11
Very porous substrate, e.g. orchids substrate mixed with soil
Light, partial shade
Keep the soil moist, watering more often in summer than in winter. Avoid standing water at the bottom.
Universal liquid fertilizer at half the recommended dose, every 2 weeks during the growing period, nothing in winter.
Room temperature, min. 15 °C, ideally 20-25 °C
As the leaves gather dust, they may be washed or sponged with clear water. The dust does not harm the plants, it just looks ugly.
Repot in spring when the plant becomes too large for its pot
By division when repotting
- Philodendron ‘Imperial Red’: Own work