This plant was renamed from Philodendron El Choco red to Philodendron rubrijuvenile. It's one of the more forgiving velvet type philodendrons, with a gorgeous ruby red back that fades to a muted pink as the leaf matures. This plant will definitely appreciate higher humidity levels, at least 60% and no lower than 40% is ideal.
Philodendron is a genus that can be found all throughout the lush rainforests of Central and South America, as well as parts of Caribbean Islands. There are nearly 1000 species belonging to the Philodendron genus, and it is believed there are still many yet to be discovered. Philodendrons have a wide variation in size, appearance, and growth pattern; some are terrestrial aroids growing in the ground and others are epiphytic that climb into tree canopies.
Philodendron are rewarding to grow as they are easy to propagate and grow new plants. The key to keeping your Philodendron happy is allowing them to climb (or crawl!), giving them a well-draining soil and a good source of bright indirect light.
Check out the blog for detailed Philodendron care tips.
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