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Philodendron Imperial Red grows in a dense, bushy habit. Its large, oval-shaped leaves emerge bright red, then turn to a deep burgundy colour, and then ultimately to a deep glossy green when mature.
Height: 18in - 40in
Spread: 18in - 40in
Pet Safe: Mildly toxic to pets if ingested.
CareGeneral Maintenance: Ensure your pot has adequate drainage to avoid root rot. Repot every 1-2 years as needed. Trim away any dead leaves, as necessary. Easily propagated from cuttings with nodes, or by division.
Temperature: Thrives in normal household temperatures, between 15º-26º Celsius. Keep away from drafts and drastic temperature changes.
Light: Can tolerate lower light conditions, but will grow fastest in bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, as it may scorch the leaves.
Watering: Water thoroughly, then allow the top 50% of the soil to dry before watering again. Yellow leaves may indicate overwatering, while brown leaves may indicate that your plant needs more water.
Soil: Any well-draining potting mix.
Fertilizer: Philodendrons are not heavy feeders, but will benefit from a balanced houseplant fertilizer every 3 weeks or so, during the spring and summer.