This stunning variety of philodendron is easily identified by it's red stems covered in small 'hairs' - truly one for the collectors out there! They can tolerate low to bright indirect light and they should be allowed to mostly dry out between waterings.
Pot size: 13cm
Please note you may not receive the exact plant pictured, but one of a similar size and condition.
|Can tolerate low to bright indirect light.||Low to bright indirect light - winter sun isn't as strong so it can handle more light.|
|Allow the soil to mostly dry out between watering.||Cut back on watering in the winter months.
|Can tolerate average household temperatures and humidity.||Try to keep away from draughts and central heating.
|Feed once a week or so in the growing season.||Do not feed in autumn or winter unless the plant is still actively growing.|
Common Name: Red Bristle
Scientific Name: Philodendron squamiferum
Origin: Central America
Toxic: Toxic to humans and animals.
Soil: Standard potting soil mixed with perlite, or equivalent, for good drainage.
Repotting: It's best to repot at the beginning of Spring when the plant has become rootbound.
Propagation: These are extremely easy to propagate - just make sure your cutting has a node and pop them in damp soil or a jar of water until they root.
Common problems: Leaf yellowing can occur when under or over watered - just keep an eye and adjust your care accordingly!
Care Tips: These plants will do fine in just about any space but they’ll really take off in brighter and more humid environments - a bathroom would be perfect!
Fun Fact: These vining philodendrons will grow larger leaves if trained to grow up a moss pole or trellis.
Other varieties: Philodendron Micans, Philodendron Birkin, Philodendron Brazil
Please note these are general guidelines based on our experience with these plants - care should be altered based on individual home environments.