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Philodendron Imperial Red
Philodendron Imperial Red
Philodendron Imperial Red is a magnificent tropical plant that will become a star of your indoor garden.
A fairly recent hybrid, Philodendron erubescens Imperial Red has large, leathery leaves sporting shades of dark red and green.
Since it’s a low-maintenance plant, you will be able to enjoy it without having to put in too much work.
Philodendron Imperial Red is a hybrid cultivar developed in the 1980s, and it has become very popular for its impressive appearance.
The Philodendron Imperial Red plant is notable for the size and color of its leaves. They can grow as large as 15 inches long, and are maroon and dark green, making it a dramatic addition to an indoor garden.
Philodendron Imperial Red plants, like all philodendrons, are good at clearing contaminants such as formaldehyde out of the air.
In addition, growing Philodendron Imperial Red is very easy, as these plants are undemanding once their simple cultivation requirements are met.
Philodendrons are native to the rainforests of Central America and the West Indies. Good Philodendron Imperial Red plant care tries to replicate as much as possible the conditions in which these thrive in the wild.
Red Philodendron care entails keeping the plants out of the direct sun in a warm, humid environment while keeping their soil on the dry side.
The philodendron originates in tropical rainforests where it grows in the dappled shade cast by the tree canopy.
As a result, Philodendron Imperial Red light requirements are for bright but indirect light, or between 10,000 to 20,000 lux.
The easiest way to meet Philo Imperial Red light needs is by keeping your plant next to north or east-facing window, where the morning light is not too strong.
However, when placing your Philodendron Imperial Red in a south or west-facing room, you will need to keep it out of the full sun, as the more intense afternoon rays can damage its leaves.
Philodendrons may be native to the rainforests, but that doesn’t mean they are used to sitting in wet ground. The soil there drains quickly, so they need less watering than you might think.
Instead of following a strict schedule, only water Imperial Red Philodendron when at least the top half of the soil is dry.
The need for Philodendron Imperial Red watering will slow down in winter. That’s when the plant enters its dormant phase and uses less water than when it’s actively growing.
Philodendron Imperial Red’s watering needs are best met with distilled or rainwater. If you must use tap water, let it sit overnight to dissipate chemicals like fluoride and chlorine.
Philodendron Imperial Red is a tropical plant and it likes it warm. The Philodendron Imperial Red temperature range is from 65 to 80°F (18 to 27°C).
Most homes are maintained towards the bottom half of that range, so you should have no trouble providing that temperature for Philo Imperial Red.
Philodendron Imperial Red has limited temperature tolerance below 55°F (12°C). Exposure to that cold environment will stunt their growth. Avoid placing them in the direct line of air conditioning vents.
These tropical plants have no frost hardiness at all. If you take them outside in summer, bring them in before temperatures start to fall.