Plant Care Blushing Philodendron

Blushing Philodendron

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Blushing Philodendron has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Blushing Philodendron has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

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

Marble Pink Princess, McColley's Finale, Philodendron White Knight, Philodendron White Wizard, Philodendron 'White Wizard', White Wizard and White Wizard Philodendron

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?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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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

Blushing Philodendron has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 41
Blushing Philodendron has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 29
Blushing Philodendron has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 25
Blushing Philodendron has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 8
Blushing Philodendron has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
Blushing Philodendron has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Blushing Philodendron has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Olympiancoojong avatar
@Olympiancoojong
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 66 XP
globe Dover, NH
02/04/2022

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 🥰

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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@Boozybillsbabe
leaf-1 52 Plants
xp 8,820 XP
globe Baltimore, MD
01/11/2022

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

Survivor Survivor
Bjoyce avatar
@Bjoyce
leaf-1 57 Plants
xp 10,286 XP
globe Orlando, FL
12/21/2021

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

Fast grower Fast grower
Divinetreasures avatar
@Divinetreasures
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 1,890 XP
globe Lebanon, TN
11/19/2021

Got this plant in remembrance of my sissy.

Survivor Survivor
Boki avatar
@Boki
leaf-1 107 Plants
xp 3,626 XP
globe San Juan, Metro Manila
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.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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@Lorabsebastian
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 86 XP
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 😅

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Cassrose avatar
@Cassrose
leaf-1 51 Plants
xp 1,155 XP
globe New York
11/05/2021

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

Solista avatar
@Solista
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 106 XP
globe Novi, MI
10/17/2021

You’ll have lush growing leaves in no time

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Jody avatar
@Jody
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 158 XP
globe Windsor, Ontario
09/15/2021

So beautiful and hardy

Holly avatar
@Holly
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 128 XP
09/07/2021

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

Survivor Survivor
Karen avatar
@Karen
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 95 XP
globe San Francisco, CA
08/29/2021

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

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Michaklos avatar
@Michaklos
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 1,379 XP
globe Dundee, Scotland
08/13/2021

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

Browns easily Browns easily
Poptart76 avatar
@Poptart76
leaf-1 34 Plants
xp 966 XP
07/19/2021

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

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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@Andymfisher
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 769 XP
globe Newcastle-under-Lyme, England
07/16/2021

Be careful of not damaging the leaves which are pretty big

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
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@Remiphillips
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 70 XP
globe Lowell, MI
07/14/2021

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

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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07/04/2021

Easy to take care off

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Kanke avatar
@Kanke
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 124 XP
globe Tambon Khao Mai Kaeo, Chang Wat Chon Buri
06/30/2021

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.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
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@Roxinsox
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 297 XP
04/29/2021

Such pretty pinkish green hues to the leaves and grows beautifully

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
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@Sohappyicoulddie
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 137 XP
globe Riverside, CA
03/17/2021

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

Survivor Survivor
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@Syd.ni
leaf-1 37 Plants
xp 399 XP
globe New Orleans, LA
02/25/2021

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

Fast grower Fast grower
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