Philodendron 'Painted Lady', a fast-growing vine or creeper, is a popular houseplant with ornamental foliage. In its native tropical habitat, this plant is also known as Philodendron Red Emerald. It is low-maintenance and adapts to most conditions, making it great for beginners. Grown in the USDA Zone 9-11, this Philodendron requires regular but not excessive water.
A Philodendron 'Painted Lady' needs a moist, but well-drained soil. Watering in moderation is key here as overwatering or drought can both lead to the death of the plant. Place in bright, indirect sunlight and semi-shade for best results. It is recommended to fertilize every two to four weeks during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer.
If growing the Philodendron 'Painted Lady' in a pot in a cold region, it can be kept outdoors during the summer months in a location that offers some protection from the elements. During the cold months, bring the pot indoors, if possible, and place it in a location that will receive ample light but is also away from drafts. Water when the soil is dry, but not completely dry, and give it more water during the hotter months of the year.
The Philodendon 'Painted Lady' is a durable and easy to care for houseplant that can add splashes of red and green to the home. With a bit of care and the right conditions, this fast-growing plant can thrive and bring a breath of life to any living space.