Common Names: Blushing Philodendron, Red Leaf Philodendron
The Philodendron Imperial Red has all of the great qualities of a self-heading Philodendron with the added benefit of a striking red color. Philodendron Imperial Red is a gorgeous houseplant that brings its own touch of color to any space.
Prefers bright indirect light. Tolerates medium light. Growth will slow in medium light conditions. Direct sunlight can scorch the leaves.
Prefers consistent but moderate watering. Tolerates occasional dryness. Will not tolerate excessive watering.
Prefers chunky soil with plenty of large, organic, particulate matter. The coarseness of the soil allows water to drain freely while the individual components hold moisture effectively.
Named for the regal red color of its foliage, the Philodendron Imperial Red can also be called Blushing Philodendron or Red Leaf Philodendron.
Native to South America, Philodendrons grow naturally in a tropical habitat rich with warmth and moisture. The Imperial Red Philodendron is a relatively new variety that was created specifically as a higly tolerant houseplant with a manageable size.
Philodendron Imperial Red has large oblong leaves that are thick and leathery. New leaf growth bears the namesake red color that matures to a deep burgundy. The Imperial Red is a self-heading Philodendron, which means that is grows upright, not trailing, vining, or climbing. They are arborescent, or tree like, with stiff and sturdy stems that keep the plant vertical.