Philodendron Erubescens

Here is a great blog post for those who love gardening and want to learn more about philodendron erubescens. This plant is very hardy and can survive in most climates.

The philodendron erubescens can grow up to 20 feet high and has many different colors, including green, red, purple, and brown. Their leaves are large with a rough texture, making them great for climbing on or providing shade from sunlight.

These plants also have interesting flowers that resemble bells shaped into an upside-down cone shape with yellow petals at the top of the bell.

Let’s dive into it together!

Philodendron Erubescens
Exotic Philodendron

Philodendron Erubescens Overview

Philodendrons are beautiful plants. The number is about 400 different kinds of philodendrons around the world. Philodendron erubescens is one of them.

Philodendron erubescens are plants from the family Araceae, and they are native to Colombia. These plants can grow up to 9.8-19.6 feet tall and have leaves that are 15.7 inches long. However, if you give them enough light, they will grow 60 feet high.

Philodendron erubescens

You can also plant these plants in a pot between 24 and 36 inches high, but they don’t like bright sunlight or cold conditions too much, so they need extra care when grown in these conditions!

The plant is green on the stem but red on the leaf. The Philodendron Erubescens flowers are deep red and fragrant, with spathes up to 6 inches long! They bloom during summer and autumn, filling your house with an aroma that’s sure to keep you coming back day after day.

How To Plant And Care For Philodendron Erubescens

Plant Philodendron Erubescens

When to plant

Philodendron erubescens should be planted in the spring or summer when it is warm. This will help it grow better.

This plant is suitable for planting in summer

Where to plant

Philodendrons are well-loved as houseplants because they come in so many varieties and colors. Philodendron scandens, for example, is a beautiful red climber that can do with less sun than other plants! This plant will work best if you have plenty of warmth and humidity to keep it going strong.

How to plant

You can easily grow P. erubescens by cutting the stem and planting it in the dirt. Make sure that you take a piece with roots on it. Place the cuttings into a glass or jar of water. You should use glass because it lets you see the roots as they grow. It also lets you easily see if something isn’t going right. Put it in a bright, warm place and avoid direct sunlight.

Every few days, change the water in the glass. This will prevent any bacteria from growing. If you don’t have a humid spot in your home, put your plant in a bag made of plastic. You can remove the bag every few days so that fresh air can come in. When it is safe to put it outside again, cover it again. It takes 3-4 weeks for roots to grow before you can move them to the soil.

This plant is very easy to grow

Care Guide

Light

This plant likes shade. It prefers indirect or filtered light and does not like too much sun, including full sun if kept outdoors. This means it will grow better if exposed to the north or east instead of the west and south.

If your plant is in a well-lit room, you don’t need to keep it right next to the window. You can put it at least 10 feet away from the window without any issues. If you notice that your plants are turning yellow, it may be because they have too much sun. You should move the plant to a place that is shadier or give it more water.

Outdoors, the plant needs less light than inside. So, it doesn’t matter if it’s sunny outside or cloudy. Plants need a lot of light because there are no walls and ceilings to block the sunlight. You should keep the plant under covered light, like from a window with drapes that you can close when it is too bright outside.

Soil

For plants to grow, they need loamy soil that is rich in nutrients and drains quickly. The pH should be slightly acidic and neutral (5,8 – 7,5).

You should keep in mind that heavy soils will keep water from being absorbed by the plant’s roots and cause diseases.  Add some sand to make it lighter. Sand will move water quickly and not allow roots to grow.

That means you can choose a few soils.

In case you use commercial products, there are many kinds to use. Cactus, African violet soil or succulent mix, and orchid mix are all good. You can buy whichever one you want. If you want to make the soil yourself, use 100% sphagnum moss. Or, use a combination of other materials like peat and perlite or vermiculite.

Water

This plant is drought-tolerant. It does not like to be overwatered and will probably survive if you accidentally forget to water it.  It does not survive as well as a heart-shaped philodendron. Make sure you water the plant when most of the topsoil is dry. But do not let it get completely dry.

Philodendron is drought-tolerant

Fertilizer

If your plant has leaves that are not turning green, put fertilizer on it every month. The fertilizer should be a balanced one. It is best to dilute the fertilizer, so it is half-strength. If the plant seems to be doing worse than others, then you can water it more.

Pruning

This plant likes to grow big when it is in its natural environment. The length of leaves can get up to 16 inches when you grow them indoors. It can grow up to 8-12 feet if you let it. You have to prune the plant so that it does not get too big for its pot.

This plant is quite big if it grows in the natural environment

If a plant has damaged branches or its leaves become yellow, you should cut the damaged parts so that it does not spread to the entire plant. This will help the tree to grow new leaves quickly.

Common diseases

Pests can attack your philodendron. Whitefly, mealy bugs, scale, and aphids can happen. You need to find out as early as possible what the problem is and then treat it with something that is not very toxic. Treat them by separating them from other plants and using neem oil or insecticidal soap to kill the pests. Diseases can also happen, which you might be able to control by keeping moisture levels low.

Conclusion

Philodendron Erubescens is a beautiful house plant that requires little care and maintenance. In addition, it is also known to be an extremely good air-purifying plant. If you plant it, it will definitely bring fresh air to your home or office. If you’re unsure how to care for your philodendron, mail us or leave your comment below this article! We can help you decide what type of philodendron would be good for your home and how to take care of it.