Philodendron 'Imperial Red'

Philodendron ‘Imperial Red’

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.

Description:

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.

Origin

Cultivar

Hardiness:

USDA zone 10-11

Care:

Substrate:

Very porous substrate, e.g. orchids substrate mixed with soil

Light:

Light, partial shade

Water:

Keep the soil moist, watering more often in summer than in winter. Avoid standing water at the bottom.

Fertilizer:

Universal liquid fertilizer at half the recommended dose, every 2 weeks during the growing period, nothing in winter.

Temperature:

Room temperature, min. 15 °C, ideally 20-25 °C

Sponging:

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.

Repotting:

Repot in spring when the plant becomes too large for its pot

Propagation:

By division when repotting

Image sources

  • Philodendron ‘Imperial Red’: Own work

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