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 Orlando, Florida.

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 Orlando, Florida

Orlando, Florida

57% Medium

Growing Philodendron 'Rio' in Orlando right now

Light needs for plant Philodendron 'Rio' in Orlando, Florida

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 4th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Orlando 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 Orlando, Florida

Sunlight will decrease by 17.5% ☀️

December 4th, 2022

Orlando is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Orlando is expected to decrease by 17.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.5 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant Philodendron 'Rio' in Orlando, Florida

Daylight will decrease by 0.6 hours 📉

December 4th, 2022

This month, Orlando is getting an average of 8.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 5.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.2 total hours of dayl…

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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 💪.️

Orlando, Florida currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help ensure this plant has adequate ingredients for growth by treating it to ample light ☀️.

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 Orlando, Florida, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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