Blushing PhilodendronThe philodendron Imperial Red  is a relatively new hybrid and a very impressive and structural plant. It is native to The West Indies, Central and Southern America but is usually grown in the UK as a very ornamental and decorative houseplant. Compact in form its young leaves are bright red maturing through a burgundy red-purple color and ultimately reaching a dark glossy green. The mature leaves are large and oval in shape with mid ribs being almost the same color and as the leaf nodes are so close togethers the stem is almost hidden giving a full bushy appearance. Relatively fast growing this lush tropical looking plant is easy to care and brings a piece of the jungle indoors, whilst also helping with air purifying as it filters out airborne toxins. Can be placed outside through the Summer months in a position out of direct sun.

Latin Name: Philodendron Imperial Red.

Common Name: Blushing Philodendron.

Origin: West Indies. Central and South America.

Hardiness: Ideally an Indoor Plant. Can be placed outside in indirect sunlight in Summer though but do not let the temperature drop below 15 degrees.

Growth Characteristics: Evergreen cultivar. A dense compact plant ultimately up to 1.5m tall. Attractive glossy green deeply oval leaves. Young leaves are bright red. Easy to care for. Happy to be rootbound. Filters out harmful air toxins. Harmful if ingested. Sap can be a skin irritant.

Sunlight: Indirect light, likes light shade.

Exposure: Indoor House Plant.

Soil: Rich. Well drained soil.

Moisture: Water well through the growing season but allow the top half of the soil to dry before re-watering. Water less in winter. Mist occasionally. Do not let sit in water.

Feeding: Feed once a month through summer with  half strength liquid feed.

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