Red Emerald “Philodendron”
Red Emerald (Philodendron erubescens “Red Emerald”) is a hybrid philodendron with attractive foliage. The leaves are red when new, turning a shiny dark green in maturity. The undersides may have a coppery tinge. Even Red Emerald’s stems, or petioles, are red. It climbs to 60 feet in the rainforest but, in cultivation it remains near 12 feet in height. Red anthuriumlike flowers round out the show when you grow Red Emerald philodendron.
For the best color, grow Red Emerald philodendron in high light. Red Emerald is a rainforest plant and requires lots of humidity. Place a humidifier in the room where you grow the plant, or mist it frequently throughout the day with water from a misting bottle. Always allow the top 50% of the soil to dry out before watering a Philodendron. Water less, allowing the soil to dry out a bit more, during the winter months.