5 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Blushing Philodendron Overview
Philodendron erubescens is a stout, evergreen climber also known by the names Blushing Philodendron and Red-leaf Philodendron. It resides in the Araceae family and may grow to 4m in height. Foliage is glossy and dark green on the upper surface, red-purple below, triangular to oval in shape, and up to 40cm long. Mature plants may produce red-purple flowering spathes measuring around 15cm long. Originating from Columbia, this tropical plant is a commonly grown houseplant in many areas. Care must be taken, as ingestion may cause severe discomfort in both humans and pets. Can also be a skin irritant.
Common problems with Blushing Philodendron
Regularly inspect the leaves of plants to monitor its health. Mealybugs and Scale can be found on new growth, whereas Spider Mite can be detected by leaf mottling and discolouration.
How to harvest Blushing Philodendron
Generally not harvested.
How to propagate Blushing Philodendron
Take stem tip or leaf bud cuttings.
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Other uses of Blushing Philodendron
Grown as a house plant in conservatories and used to provide tropical looking architectural interest in offices.