Plant Care Philodendron 'Rio'

Philodendron 'Rio'

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! ❄️

Taxonomy

Philodendron hederaceum 'Rio'
Philodendron
Araceae
Alismatales

Also known as

philodendron hederaceum rio

How to care for Philodendron 'Rio'

Water

How often to water your Philodendron 'Rio'

Water needs for Philodendron 'Rio'
0.5 cups
every 9

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.

Calculate water needs of Philodendron 'Rio'

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Philodendron 'Rio' in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

27% Very Low

Growing Philodendron 'Rio' in Chicago right now

Light needs for plant Philodendron 'Rio' in Chicago, Illinois

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

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…

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Light needs for plant Philodendron 'Rio' in Chicago, Illinois

Sunlight will increase by 47.3% ☀️

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…

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Light needs for plant Philodendron 'Rio' in Chicago, Illinois

Daylight will increase by 1.3 hours 📈

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…

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Finding light for Philodendron 'Rio' in your home

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

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 ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Philodendron 'Rio'

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

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Care Summary for Philodendron 'Rio'

Philodendron 'Rio'

Philodendron 'Rio'


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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