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Philodendron 'Red Bristle'

Philodendron 'Red Bristle'

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Philodendron 'Red Bristle', scientifically known as Philodendron squamiferum, is a unique houseplant admired for its velvety, heart-shaped leaves and distinctive red bristles along its stems. The foliage of 'Red Bristle' is deep green with a velvet-like texture, complemented by the striking red hairs that give it a striking appearance. This Philodendron variety grows in a climbing habit and can reach lengths of several feet when fully mature.

Botanical & Common Names

Botanical: Philodendron squamiferum

Common: Red Bristle Philodendron, Red Stem Philodendron, Bristly Philodendron

Necessary Care Tips

  • Light: Bright Indirect
  • Ideal Temperature: 65-80°F
  • Humidity: High
  • Water: When the top 2 inches of soil are dry
  • Fertilize: Once a month during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength
  • Preferred Soil: Well-Draining Potting Mix

Advanced Care Tips

  • They are one of the easiest plants to propagate, often requiring just a stem cutting placed in water or soil.
  • Philodendrons prefer Bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light conditions.

Plant Insights

  • Member of the Araceae family, also known as the Arum family, which is a large family of flowering plants that includes over 3,700 species.
  • Philodendrons are native to tropical regions of the Americas, including the Amazon rainforest and other parts of Central and South America.
  • Philodendrons are known for their air-purifying qualities and can help remove pollutants like formaldehyde and benzene from the air.
  • A "self-heading" Philodendron refers to a type of Philodendron plant that grows upright and does not vine or climb in the way that some other members of the Philodendron genus do. Unlike the climbing or trailing varieties that require support to grow upwards and can spread out significantly if allowed, self-heading Philodendrons have a more compact, bushy growth habit, producing leaves from a central base or trunk.
  • Unsafe / Toxic
  • Medium Maintenance

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