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Philodendron Imperial Red is one of the more common philodendrons grown today. Leaves are 7 to 10 inches long and begin with a red and dark green coloration. This plant is ideal for indoor low light situations. These plants do extremely well in offices or buildings where they can live away from windows or natural light. They can be moved outdoors during the summer months and into part sun as long as they are transitioned slowly to handle higher levels of light. Philodendron Imperial Red does not require very much water and does well in small spaces as a floor plant.
|Mature Height:||2.5 to 3 Feet with support|
|Mature Width:||12 to 16 Inches|
|Sunlight:||Fluorescent light to bright, indirect|
|Flower Color:||Does not flower often|
|Foliage:||Red and dark green|
|Soil Condition:||Well draining, cactus or succulent mix (part sand)|
|Water Requirements:||Likes to go dry|
|Uses:||Does well indoors and in low light conditions|
How to Care for Philodendron Imperial Red
Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!
What is the best light for Philodendron Imperial Red?
Philodendron Imperial Red thrive in the low light conditions indoors, living with just fluorescent light. They can handle some bright, indirect light too, but too much light will cause browning.
How do I water Philodendron Imperial Red?
Philodendron Imperial Red does like to dry out almost completely between watering. It does not like to stay or sit in water. Plants that are watered too often will not survive. If unsure, do not water. Philodendrons can go weeks before being watered again.
How do I fertilize Philodendron Imperial Red?
Any all purpose, foliage fertilizer will work for Philodendron Imperial Red. Indoor houseplant fertilizers fall into two groups: water soluble, liquid quick release, and granular, slow release fertilizers. Jack's Classic Indoor plant food works well as a powder, quick release fertilizer that is mixed with water to quickly provide nutrients to a plant that has been in a container for an extended time. On the other hand, Biotone Starter or Osmocote Indoor/Outdoor is an option as a granular, slow release fertilizer that can be applied while potting and planting.
What is the best soil for Philodendron Imperial Red?
Philodendrons prefers a very well draining soil, and prefer to have dry conditions. Regular potting mix with sand mixed in works well for plants potted in containers, otherwise a cactus potting mix would work. The cactus potting mix already has sand and other ingredients to encourage drainage.