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Guide:on how to care and grow Blushing philodendron plant

The species known as Blushing Philodendron, or Philodendron erubescens, belongs to the genus Philodendron. Karl Heinrich Emil Koch and K. Augustin described this species in 1855.Colombia is the natural home of the bluishing philodendron. In Colombia, it can be found growing in artificial – terrestrial shrubland, forest, and woodland.

It is an evergreen climbing vine with scandent stems and reddish-green, 3–8 cm long internodes that may grow to a height of 18 metres in its natural habitat but only 3.6 metres in cultivation. The herbaceous leaves are elongate ovate-triangular sagittate, 15–25 cm long, and 12–18 cm wide. The upper surface of the leaves is shiny deep green, but the underside frequently has a coppery tinge. The petioles are 15–25 cm long, flattened on top and terete below, and green or purple-red in colour.

The inflorescences of Philodendron erubescens are created by the spathe and spadix, which are supported on the 6-7 cm long peduncle. The spathe is cucullate-shaped, dark purplish on the outside, and red on the inside. Crystals of calcium oxalate, which irritate the mouth and oesophagus, are present in every part of the plant.

It is an evergreen climbing vine with scandent stems and reddish-green, 3–8 cm long internodes that may grow to a height of 18 metres in its natural habitat but only 3.6 metres in cultivation. The herbaceous leaves are elongate ovate-triangular sagittate, 15–25 cm long, and 12–18 cm wide. The upper surface of the leaves is shiny deep green, but the underside frequently has a coppery tinge. The petioles are 15–25 cm long, flattened on top and terete below, and green or purple-red in colour.

The inflorescences of Philodendron erubescens are created by the spathe and spadix, which are supported on the 6-7 cm long peduncle. The spathe is cucullate-shaped, dark purplish on the outside, and red on the inside. Crystals of calcium oxalate, which irritate the mouth and oesophagus, are present in every part of the plant

Lighting
Indirect light that is between mild and bright is ideal for the blushing philodendron green. This plant can survive shadier conditions due to its easygoing character, but avoid exposing it to full sunlight as the lovely green leaves can burn.

Watering
Maintain a moderate moisture level in the soil and let the top gradually dry out in between waterings. You should water once the top 1-2″ of the soil start to dry out. Be aware that the philodendron royal green does not tolerate being overwatered, like the majority of plants.

Fertilizing
During the spring and summer growing seasons, you can fertilise your plant two or three times. When fertilising, use a weak or diluted solution to examine how your plant responds before increasing the strength or frequency.

Temperature
Maintain a temperature range of 65 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit for your plant. Keep an eye out for any hot or cold draughts that can harm the plant.

Common Issues
The blushing philodendron green is prone to overwatering. When the leaves of your plant start to turn yellow, it’s likely that you’ve overwatered it. If you overwater your plant, root rot may develop. Use well-draining soil and pots, and make sure your plant isn’t sitting in too much water for too long.

When first brought home or relocated, the blushing philodendron green is vulnerable to shock. The leaves of your plant may turn yellow as it gets used to its new environment. Your plant should settle into healthy development with the right care and environment.

When first brought home or when being transferred to a new location, the blushing philodendron green is susceptible to shock. As your plant becomes used to its new environment, its leaves may start to yellow. Your plant should begin to grow healthily with the right care and environment.

An underappreciated issue with the blushing philodendron green is direct sunshine exposure. Check the lighting settings for your plant to make sure there is no leaf damage.

Fortunately, compared to other houseplants, the blushing philodendron green is relatively pest-resistant. Continue to watch out for spider mites, scale, and mealybugs. When inspecting your plant closely, you can often see pests, but uneven yellow spots or holes in the leaves are another clear symptom. Additionally, you should make sure to wipe the leaves of your plant with a moist cloth to eliminate any dust that may have accumulated; this will not only maintain the plant healthy but may also deter pests.

Keeping in mind that the blushing philodendron green is poisonous, it is also vital to keep them out of the reach of children and animals.

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