The Philodendron Imperial Red is a decorative foliage plant with large leathery leaves that go from a dark red to rich burgundy. When mature, these leaves turn into deep purples that eventually morph into dark glossy green.
This unusual plant is a relatively new hybrid, bred specifically to be a robust houseplant, so you should have no trouble keeping it in shape if you follow the correct care instructions.
Medium: Growing pot size is 14cm. Overall plant height including growing pot: 35-45cm
Large: Growing pot size is 27cm. Overall plant height including growing pot: 80-90cm
Toxicity: Keep away from nibbly pets and curious children. Wear gloves when handling it if your skin is on the sensitive side.
Key Benefits of the Philodendron Imperial Red
Good for your body and your mind!
Keep impurities away from your lungs! The Philodendron Imperial Red will help improve your home’s air quality by filtering nasties, its large leaves are also great dust trappers!
Being unusually dark in appearance, it will also add variety to your plant collection. Higher biodiversity in your environment has been linked to improved mental well-being (if you need an extra incentive to buy this glossy beauty!)
Plant Care Tips: Philodendron Imperial Red
Make sure the plant is away from direct sunlight and draughts, but it’s still in a well lit and warm room, ideally between 18 and 27°C.
Keep it lightly moist, but not drenched, let the top layer of soil dry between waterings. Mist it often to give the extra humidity it needs and dust the leaves with a clean cloth.
The Imperial Red is happy being root bound so it would only need to be repotted every 2 to 3 years, during the growing season, when the plant becomes top-heavy. Use an organic pot mix and you will only need to fertilise it once or twice in the warmer months.
The Philodendron Imperial Red Story
Where is it from?
Philodendrons are native to the West Indies and tropical rainforests of Central and South America. The Imperial Red is a relatively new hybrid; it's believed that it was first bred in Colombia.
Who is the Philodendron Imperial Red?
This plant belongs to the Araceae family of aroids.
Good For You!
Inspiring! Pops of red in your indoor garden can help boost inspiration and shed warmth!
Feel happy!: It’s no secret that at Bloombox Club, we believe that plants make us happier! The vibrant colours of the Philodendron Imperial Red are sure to give you a pick me up after a busy day!
Is the Imperial Red the Right Plant For Me?
This is an easy-care plant even for new gardeners. It can adapt to most kinds of conditions as long as you keep it warm. It will fill a gloomy empty corner of any room without growing too invasively.
Fact: With my robust foliage, I am a champion air purifier. Pop me in an enclosed office or in the home and I will absorb some of the nasties in the air.
A beautiful compact Philodendron that will add a pop of colour to your home!