How to Grow Philodendron erubescens in India

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Philodendron erubescens

Philodendron erubescens is one of the most beautiful plants you can keep in your room for that beautiful green vibe. It is also very easy to maintain and look after. Let’s have a look at all the details.

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Details of Philodendron erubescens 

Philodendron erubescens is an evergreen climbing plant native to tropical rainforests in Brazil. It is a woody vine with glossy, leathery leaves that are heart-shaped. The leaves can be up to a foot long, and they are a deep reddish-brown when young, maturing to a glossy dark green. Its stems are reddish in color, and its flowers are small and white, appearing in clusters. It is a popular ornamental plant, and it is often grown in homes and gardens for its attractive foliage and ease of care.

Propagating Philodendron erubescens 

1. Take a stem cutting of about 4-6 inches in length. Make sure the stem has at least two nodes (the place where the leaves emerge from the stem).

2. Cut the stem below the nodes with a sharp and clean knife.

3. Place Philodendron erubescens stem cutting in a glass of room-temperature water or in a well-draining potting mix.

4. Place the pot or glass in a warm and bright spot, but away from direct sunlight.

5. Change the water or potting mix every few days and keep the soil or water moist but not wet.

6. After a few weeks, you should see new roots and leaves emerging from the stem cutting.

Requirements for Growing Philodendron erubescens 


Philodendron erubescens does best in bright, indirect sunlight, meaning several hours of sunlight each day. This plant can tolerate some direct sun, but avoid intense, direct sun exposure during the hottest parts of the day. If grown indoors, place the plant near a window where it will receive plenty of indirect light.


This plant prefers well-draining, fertile soil with a slightly acidic pH of 6.0-6.5. The best soil mix for Philodendron erubescens would be one composed of 2 parts peat moss, 1 part loam, and 1 part perlite or coarse sand. Make sure to keep the soil moist but never soggy.


Philodendron erubescens appreciate regular watering but should not be allowed to sit in water. To ensure that the soil drains properly, it should be light, airy, and well-draining.

Allow the top two to three inches of soil to dry out between waterings. During the growing season, water when the soil feels dry to the touch.

During winter, water less often. When watering, use room temperature water and pour it directly onto the soil. If you prefer to water in the sink or shower, wait until the water runs clear before you stop. Over-watering can cause root rot, so keep an eye on the moisture levels of the soil.

Taking Care of Philodendron erubescens

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Philodendron erubescens is an easy-care houseplant that will thrive with a balanced liquid fertilizer applied approximately every two weeks during the growing season (spring through fall).

A balanced fertilizer contains equal parts nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, such as a 10-10-10 or 20-20-20 fertilizer. Dilute the fertilizer to half the strength recommended on the label, then water your Philodendron erubescens with the fertilizer solution.


Prune the plant regularly to maintain its shape and size. Pruning should be done when the plant is actively growing, usually in spring and summer. Cut off any damaged or dead leaves and any stems that are growing in an undesired direction.

Pruning will also help to encourage bushy new growth and make Philodendron erubescens look fuller. Avoid pruning too much, as this could cause the plant to become stressed and negatively affect its health.

Pests and Diseases

Common pests of Philodendron erubescens include mealybugs, aphids, spider mites, thrips, and scale insects.

Common diseases affecting the Philodendron erubescens include root rot, bacterial leaf spot, and fungal wilts. It is also susceptible to spider mites, mealybugs, and scale insects. In order to prevent these diseases, it is important to maintain proper growing conditions and provide adequate care for the plant.

Proper hygiene, such as regular cleaning of leaves, can also help to prevent the spread of disease. Additionally, regular monitoring of the plant can help to identify any issues early on and allow for appropriate treatment.

Philodendron erubescens Toxicity

Philodendron erubescens are not considered toxic to humans or pets. However, it is still important to take caution when handling plants, as they may cause skin irritation or, in rare cases, an allergic reaction.

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