Philodendron Erubescens is native to the rainforests of Colombia and Ecuador in South America. It is commonly known as the "Burgundy Philodendron" or "Red-leaf Philodendron" due to its deep green to reddish-purple leaves. It is a popular houseplant and is widely cultivated for its attractive foliage. Care guide for Philodendron Erubescens:
Light: Philodendron Erubescens prefers bright, indirect light but can also tolerate low light conditions. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves.
Watering: Water your Philodendron Erubescens when the top inch of the soil feels dry to the touch. Be careful not to overwater, as this can lead to root rot. Allow the soil to drain completely after watering.
Humidity: Philodendron Erubescens thrives in high humidity. You can increase the humidity by misting the leaves regularly, placing a tray of water near the plant, or using a humidifier.
Temperature: Philodendron Erubescens prefers temperatures between 18-27°C. Avoid exposing it to temperatures below 13°C or near cold drafts.
Fertiliser: Fertilise your Philodendron Erubescens once a month during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced liquid fertilizer. Do not fertilise during the winter months.
Pruning: Prune your Philodendron Erubescens as needed to remove any dead or yellowing leaves. You can also pinch back the stems to encourage bushier growth.
Propagation: Philodendron Erubescens can be propagated by stem cuttings. Cut a stem below a node, remove the lower leaves, and place the cutting in water or soil until roots form.
Soil: Philodendron Erubescens prefers well-draining, fertile soil. A mix of peat moss, perlite, and vermiculite works well.
By following these care tips, you can help your Philodendron Erubescens thrive and grow into a beautiful and healthy plant.