Plant Care Blushing Philodendron

Blushing Philodendron

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About Blushing Philodendron

Known as the blushing Philodendron, Philodendron erubescens is the parent species of countless cultivars which come in a spectacular variety of shapes and colors. On its own, however, the leaves emerge bright pink and settle to dark red/green as they mature. 😊

Taxonomy

Philodendron erubescens
Philodendron
Araceae
Alismatales

Also known as

Philodendron Painted Lady and White Ice Princess

How to care for Blushing Philodendron

💦 Water

How often to water your Blushing Philodendron

Water needs for Blushing Philodendron
0.5 cups
every 9

Blushing Philodendron needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Blushing Philodendron

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Blushing Philodendron in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Blushing Philodendron: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Blushing Philodendron can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Blushing Philodendron in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Blushing Philodendron

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Blushing Philodendron: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Blushing Philodendron after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Blushing Philodendron is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Common Blushing Philodendron Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Blushing Philodendron prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Blushing Philodendron Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Blushing Philodendron can tolerate being far from a window and light source. Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Blushing Philodendron Light Requirements →

Blushing Philodendron Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Blushing Philodendron is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

Blushing Philodendron Toxicity to Cats →

Blushing Philodendron Toxicity to Humans →


💨 Humidity

Blushing Philodendron prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.

Blushing Philodendron Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Blushing Philodendron does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!


💩 Fertilizer

Blushing Philodendron should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Blushing Philodendron →


❄️ Dormancy

Blushing Philodendron does not have a typical pattern of dormancy. If you notice their growth slowing down substantially, double check that they are getting enough sunlight and water to thrive!


🌎 Native Region

Blushing Philodendron is native to Central, South America, and the Caribbean.


🌸 Flowers

Blushing Philodendron produces flowers in the wild, but does not flower when kept as houseplants.

Blushing Philodendron Flowers →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Blushing Philodendron is a naturally climbing plant and can be trained to climb indoors if you provide a moss pole or trellis. The newest growth will emerge from the end of the stems.

How and When to Prune Blushing Philodendron →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Blushing Philodendron can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10a-12a. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Blushing Philodendron Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Blushing Philodendron can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:

  • Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
  • To get the cutting to root, you can either:
    • Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.

How to Propagate Blushing Philodendron →


🍂 Yellow Leaves

Yellow leaves aren’t always a reason to panic, and can be a normal part of a plant’s life cycle. Unless brand new leaves are turning yellow or all the leaves change color at once, it’s likely just your plant shedding old leaves.

Overwatering and root rot are the most likely cause of problems in Blushing Philodendron, since they are sensitive to wet soil. The leaves may also appear to be curling or drooping. Less often, yellow leaves are caused by underwatering, nutrient deficiencies, or pests.

Replace soggy soil with fresh, dry soil and download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Blushing Philodendron

Blushing Philodendron

Blushing Philodendron


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

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I bought her from Walmart when they had their plant death section outside behind the Christmas trees. I try to find plants that are a little wrecked. She had a lot of brown leaves and just looked sad. But her stalk and stems looked good, so I took her home. I’m pretty sure there are two varieties in this pot, but can’t find the name for the green stripped lady. Had to transplant her twice in one month. The pot she came in was cheap and her roots were very bound and doing the root tornado thing. Within a month she had sent up 4 new leaves! And she relaxed. New pot is 10 in and on the shallow side. It has only been 2 months and she’s sent up another 5 leaves (new growth like this fascinates me…it’s winter here) She was very easy to repot, water her about every 9 days (I let the top inch of soil go bone dry). And turn her pot every few days to encourage even sun exposure and growth. Letting her roots breath in new planting soil with time released fertilizer balls has done a lot for her. I adore her, so happy she chose life, she definitely brightens mine 🥰

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This guy is very pretty but grows so slowly it’s painful.

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This plant is very rewarding when I pay close attention but also tolerates being set aside for a little while if you’re busy

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11/19/2021

Got this plant in remembrance of my sissy.

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11/18/2021

A no fuss plant. I sometimes forget to water but it still gives me new leaves. A great starter plant that boosts confidence.

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globe Quezon City, Metro Manila
11/18/2021

This plant doesn’t need me. Thrives on his own, doesnt brown even if its right next to a window 😅

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11/05/2021

Gorgeous leaves! Super easy to maintain. Doesn’t require much work.

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You’ll have lush growing leaves in no time

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09/15/2021

So beautiful and hardy

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It’s going to start growing FAST, but sometimes the leaves will come out a little weird but that’s okay 🥰

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Thrives on healthy neglect :) low (but not no) light, and just a cup or two of water every few weeks

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Bit of a nightmare attention seeking plant. Browns so easily no matter where I put him!!!

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Not cheap but really great energy to have in your home. Get a big ole person sized plant. Mines a toddler

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Be careful of not damaging the leaves which are pretty big

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This is one of my favorite plants, it looks great, grows fast, and is so easy to care for!

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07/04/2021

Easy to take care off

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The leaves are so large, green and eye- catching So eye- catching and easy to maintain. All she needs are good sunlight, and damp soil.

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Such pretty pinkish green hues to the leaves and grows beautifully

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03/17/2021

Just relax. You’re doing everything you can to keep them alive.

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I haven’t had it for long but it’s pushing out new broth left & right!

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