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Other common names
blushing philodendron red-leaf philodendron
Philodendron can be shrubs, trees or climbers, with glossy, leathery, evergreen, simple to pinnately divided leaves, and tiny flowers borne within arum-like white, green or reddish spathes
P. erubescens is a stout evergreen climber, with glossy dark green, triangular-ovate leaves to 40cm in length, red-purple beneath. Flower-spathes 15cm in length, red-purple
Toxicity All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested and the contact with the sap may irritate the skin or eyes
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow under glass in a loam-based potting compost in bright filtered light with shade from hot sun, mist daily. When in growth water moderately and apply a balanced liquid fertilizer monthly. Water sparingly at other times
Propagate by seed surface sown at 19 to 24 °C in spring or layer in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Pruning group 11 in spring
Pests May be attacked by scale insects and glasshouse red spider mite
Generally disease free
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