Blushing Philodendron, Red-leaf Philodendron
Philodendron erubescens

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Philodendron (fil-oh-DEN-dron) (Info)
Species: erubescens (er-yoo-BESS-kens) (Info)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

Burgundy

Bronze-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bellflower, California

Miami, Florida

Orange City, Florida

Hana, Hawaii

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Oct 12, 2007, ricntrudy from Orange City, FL wrote:

We acquired this plant at a Garage sale approx 12 yrs ago when we were in Pasco County. We have been caring for it and at one point 2-3 yrs ago we repotted and gained the second plant and now after all the nurturing it has decided to favor us with Blooms.
Original has one bloom and is throwing a new leaf.
Junior will have three blooms and is also throwing a new leaf.
Needless to say we are astounded and overjoyed. I am not surprised as my sweet wife has two Orchids in bloom as well.
As to the bloom, the same as in your photo hoowever ours seems to have red dots on the white stalk.Thanks, RicnTrudy