Philodendron ‘Red Sun’ 4.5″

$21.99

Philodendron ‘Red Sun’ Care

Light: Provide bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, which can scorch the leaves and fade their vibrant color.

Watering: Water when the top inch of soil feels dry. Keep the soil consistently moist but not soggy to prevent root rot.

Humidity: Maintain moderate to high humidity levels (50-70%). Use a humidifier or a pebble tray with water to increase humidity if needed.

Temperature: Keep in a warm environment with temperatures between 65-80°F (18-27°C). Protect from cold drafts and sudden temperature fluctuations.

Soil: Use a well-draining, aerated potting mix. A mix of peat moss, perlite, and orchid bark works well.

Fertilizing: Feed with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce feeding in the fall and winter.

Pruning: Trim any yellowing or damaged leaves to maintain plant health and appearance. Regular pruning helps control size and encourages bushier growth.

Repotting: Repot every 1-2 years or when the plant becomes root-bound. Choose a pot slightly larger than the current one and refresh the soil.

Pests: Monitor for common pests like spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs. Treat infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.

Propagation: Propagate through stem cuttings. Cut a healthy stem with at least one node and place it in water or moist soil until roots develop.

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Description

Philodendron ‘Red Sun’ is a captivating and vibrant addition to any plant lover’s collection. This unique philodendron variety is prized for its striking foliage, which showcases an array of colors. New leaves unfurl in a brilliant red hue, gradually transitioning to a deep, lush green as they mature. The stunning color contrast between the new and mature leaves makes the ‘Red Sun’ an eye-catching focal point in any indoor garden.

This philodendron is not only beautiful but also relatively easy to care for, making it suitable for both novice and experienced plant enthusiasts. It thrives in bright, indirect light and prefers a well-draining soil mix to prevent root rot. Regular watering, allowing the top layer of soil to dry out between waterings, keeps the ‘Red Sun’ healthy and vibrant. With its compact growth habit and dazzling foliage, Philodendron ‘Red Sun’ is perfect for adding a splash of color and a touch of the tropics to your home or office.