Plant Care Burgundy Philodendron

Burgundy Philodendron

4.6 out of 5 (5 experiences)

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! ❄️


Philodendron domesticum

Also known as

Spadeleaf Philodendron

How to care for Burgundy Philodendron


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

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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 💪.

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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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Care Summary for Burgundy Philodendron

Burgundy Philodendron

Burgundy Philodendron

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 6ft from a window


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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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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