Red Diamond Philodendrons are boldly colored plants, with dark green leaves and red stems. Their care is similar to other members of the Philodendron family.
Light – Bright, indirect light is preferred, but Red Diamonds will tolerate moderate light. Not tolerant of low light and avoid direct sunlight or they may scorch.
Water – Allow to dry out approximately half way before thoroughly saturating the soil. Do not let sit in water. Regardless of variety, Philodendrons do not enjoy being overly wet and will decline if they are frequently overwatered.
Soil – An all purpose, well-draining potting soil like Espoma Potting Soil.
Temperature – Red Diamonds prefer temperatures between 60° and 80°and should not be exposed to temperatures below 55°.
Humidity – While tolerant of average humidity, Red Diamonds will flourish in higher levels. Frequent misting, a nearby humidifier or a tray of pebbles and water are all great methods to increase humidity. Alternatively, if your bathroom receives enough light, it’s a great location for Philodendrons.
Fertilization – Feed during spring, summer and early fall with a balanced fertilizer, like Bonide Liquid Plant Food according to the label’s instructions. There is no need to fertilize during winter.
Size – Red Diamonds average 1 to 2 feet tall and wide at maturity.
Repotting – They don’t enjoy being pot bound so be sure to repot them as soon as you notice they’ve outgrown their containers. Select a container no more than two sizes larger than its current container with good drainage.
Propagation – Easily propagates from cuttings, as long as the cutting has at least one node.
Toxicity – Moderately toxic to people and pets when ingested.