Plant Care Burgundy Philodendron

Burgundy Philodendron

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Burgundy Philodendron has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Burgundy Philodendron has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

About Burgundy Philodendron

Philodendrons grow aerial roots that grip the bark of trees, allowing them to grow over 20 feet tall! Their leaves change shape as they climb and can grow larger than a dinner plate. Fossils show Philodendrons growing as far back as 30 million years ago when South America was still connected to Antarctica! ❄️

Taxonomy

Philodendron x domesticum
Philodendron
Araceae
Alismatales

Also known as

Spadeleaf Philodendron

How to care for Burgundy Philodendron

💦 Water

How often to water your Burgundy Philodendron

Water needs for Burgundy Philodendron
0.5 cups
every 9

Burgundy 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 Burgundy Philodendron

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Spadeleaf Philodendron in your home

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

Burgundy 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 Burgundy Philodendron in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Burgundy Philodendron

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Burgundy 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 Burgundy Philodendron after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Burgundy 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.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Burgundy 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 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Burgundy 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.


🪴 Soil

Burgundy 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

Burgundy 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!


❄️ Dormancy

Burgundy 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

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


🧐 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 Burgundy Philodendron

Burgundy Philodendron

Burgundy 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

Burgundy Philodendron has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 4
Burgundy Philodendron has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 3
Burgundy Philodendron has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Burgundy Philodendron has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
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01/09/2022

Got this as a one leaf cutting and I’ve had it in water for way too long. Finally potted it last night but in water it had already grown lots of roots and started developing a new shoot for leaves. Easy and beautiful. 😍

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate

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