About Philodendron 'Rio'
Philodendrons grow aerial roots that grip the bark of trees, allowing them to grow over 20 feet tall! Their heart-shaped 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 hederaceum 'Rio'
Also known as
philodendron hederaceum rio
How to care for Philodendron 'Rio'
Philodendron 'Rio' needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Chicago, Illinois.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
February 6th, 2023
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Chicago is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…
February 5th, 2023
Chicago is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Chicago is expected to increase by 47.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.5 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…
February 5th, 2023
This month, Chicago is getting an average of 5.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 14.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.6 total hours of day…
Philodendron 'Rio' 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 💪.
We wouldn’t recommend testing its limits during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Chicago, Illinois ⛅.
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 Philodendron 'Rio' after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.