Blushing Philodendron, Red-leaf Philodendron 'Imperial Red'

Philodendron

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Philodendron (fil-oh-DEN-dron) (Info)
Cultivar: Imperial Red
Additional cultivar information:(PP6337)
Hybridized by Decoster
Registered or introduced: 1986

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Textured

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Burgundy/Maroon

Orange/Apricot

Red

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 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)

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual

Suitable for growing in containers

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Scarlet (dark red)

Maroon/Burgundy

White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Patent expired

Propagation Methods:

From leaf cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From seed; direct sow after last frost

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Miami, Florida

Sebring, Florida

Venice, Florida

West Palm Beach, Florida

Gonzales, Louisiana

Austin, Texas

Plano, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
2
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RatingContent
Neutral

On May 2, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:


Editor's Note

Plant Patent number 6337 has expired

Neutral

On Jun 6, 2004, Monocromatico from Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil (Zone 11) wrote:

The usual P. erubescens grow wild here, but only in the cool forests on the hills and mountains. It is found under high humid and lightened conditions, but avoids the usual higher temperatures we get in this region. Maybe thatīs why itīs so rare to find this plant in cultivation, at least, a healthy one.

Positive

On Oct 4, 2003, IslandJim from Keizer, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a nice addition to a subtropical landscape. The color is quite variable from one plant to another, however, lending some credence to the notion that it's a hybrid and not a true species.

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