Philodendron erubescens, Blushing Philodendron, Redleaf Philodendron. Photo by Mark Landa
Photo by Mark Landa

Philodendron erubescens

Blushing Philodendron, Redleaf Philodendron
Family: Araceae
Origin: Southern Brazil
Vine or creeper plantSemi-shadeShadeRegular waterPink flowers

Philodendron erubescens is a vine or creeper plant native to Southern Brazil. It has a lush and graceful canopy of glossy leaves. Its beautiful pink flowers add a natural charm to any room or garden. The plant grows best in semi-shade or partial shade and needs regular watering. The soil should be kept consistently moist and watered when the top starts to feel dry. Do not let the soil dry out between waterings.

The Blushing Philodendron can be grown outdoors in USDA Zones 9-11 as long as it is protected from direct sunlight and has good soil drainage. Make sure to provide some support for the vine, such as a trellis, fence or arbor. In colder climates, this plant can be grown in a pot indoors and brought out onto the patio or balcony during the warmer months. When growing outdoors in cooler climates, ensure that the plant is protected from any drops in temperature and bring it inside to a warm spot before temperatures drop in autumn.

When caring for any Philodendron, regular fertilization is important to keep them vigorous. Use a diluted liquid fertilizer every two weeks during the growing season. In the winter, when growth is slower and the plant is not in a growing cycle, fertilizer can be applied every four weeks or so.

When growing this plant in pot, make sure the pot has good drainage and place it in a place that receives indirect sunlight. Avoid exposing the plant to direct sunlight as this can scorch the leaves and damage the plant. Water when the top of the soil feels dry to the touch, but keep the soil consistently moist. In a colder climate, allow the soil to dry out a bit more between waterings.

The Blushing Philodendron is a showstopper of a plant. With its glossy foliage and pink flowers, it is sure to make any room or garden feel vibrant and inviting. By following the proper care instructions, this plant can thrive indoors or outdoors, in warm or cold climates. All it needs is regular watering, fertilization and protection from strong sunlight.

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