Philodendron Imperial Red
The Philodendron Imperial Red is a decorative foliage plant with large leathery leaves that go from a dark red to rich burgundy. When mature, these leaves turn into deep purples that eventually morph into dark glossy green.
This unusual plant is a relatively new hybrid, bred specifically to be a robust houseplant, so you should have no trouble keeping it in shape if you follow the correct care instructions.
Medium: Growing pot size is 14cm. Overall plant height including growing pot: 35-45cm
Large: Growing pot size is 27cm. Overall plant height including growing pot: 80-90cm
Key Benefits — Good for your body and your mind!
Keep impurities away from your lungs! The Philodendron Imperial Red will help improve your home’s air quality by filtering nasties, its large leaves are also great dust trappers!
Being unusually dark in appearance, it will also add variety to your plant collection. Higher biodiversity in your environment has been linked to improved mental well-being (if you need an extra incentive to buy this glossy beauty!)
Plant Care Tips: Philodendron Imperial Red
Make sure the plant is away from direct sunlight and draughts, but it’s still in a well lit and warm room, ideally between 18 and 27°C.
Keep it lightly moist, but not drenched, let the top layer of soil dry between waterings. Mist it often to give the extra humidity it needs and dust the leaves with a clean cloth.
The Imperial Red is happy being root bound so it would only need to be repotted every 2 to 3 years, during the growing season, when the plant becomes top-heavy. Use an organic pot mix and you will only need to fertilise it once or twice in the warmer months.
The Philodendron Imperial Red Story
Where is it from?
Philodendrons are native to the West Indies and tropical rainforests of Central and South America. The Imperial Red is a relatively new hybrid; it's believed that it was first bred in Colombia.
Who is the Philodendron Imperial Red?
This plant belongs to the Araceae family of aroids.
Good For You!
- Inspiring! Pops of red in your indoor garden can help boost inspiration and shed warmth!
- Feel happy!: It’s no secret that at Bloombox Club, we believe that plants make us happier! The vibrant colours of the Philodendron Imperial Red are sure to give you a pick me up after a busy day!
Is The Philodendron Imperial Red The Right Plant For Me?
This is an easy-care plant even for new gardeners. It can adapt to most kinds of conditions as long as you keep it warm. It will fill a gloomy empty corner of any room without growing too invasively.
Toxicity: Keep away from nibbly pets and curious children. Wear gloves when handling it if your skin is on the sensitive side.
*Decorative pots sold separately
A beautiful compact Philodendron that will add a pop of colour to your home!
Useful to know:
I can be found in the West Indies and the Tropical Rainforests of Central and South America.
I grow fairly quickly and can reach as high as 120cm indoors.
I like moderate to brighly lit rooms, but can tolerate some shade. Keep me away from direct sunlight.
Keep me lightly moist but let the top inch of my soil dry between waterings to ensure my roots don't rot.
A warm environment is best, I'll suffer if I'm in a room below 12°C.
Feed me with diluted liquid fertiliser every 2-3 times over spring and Summer.
Dust my brilliant leaves to keep them looking tip-top, and to allow me to photosynthesise correctly.
I can get brown leaves if you leave me in sunlight, and if you over or under water me. Too much light will cause brown spots. Too much water will make me wilt and too little water will give me dry tips and edges.
I contain calcium oxalate crystals which are poisonous. Keep me away from children and pets and take care when handling.
With my robust foliage, I am a champion air purifier. Pop me in an enclosed office or in the home and I will absorb some of the nasties in the air.