Philodendron Imperial Red

Philodendron Imperial Red

If you're looking to add another tropical plant to your collection, then look no further than Philodendron Imperial Red. It produces magnificent, large waxy leaves on red-brown coloured stems.

Unlike many Philodendrons which are climbers, this Philodendron is a 'self-heading' variety, which means it grows in compact rosettes in a more upright habit, which gives it a fuller and bushier appearance. New leaves emerge maroon-red, and turn a deep emerald green as they mature.

It's an easy plant to look after. The red tinged leaves will add a splash of colour to your plant collection, and will also make a striking stand alone plant for any room in your home. 

Also known as: Red Leaf Philodendron, Blushing Philodendron

Comes in a 17cm pot

Choose your perfectly fitted pot

Caracas planter
Edinburgh planter
Lapland planter
St. Lucia planter (18.5cm) - White
St. Lucia planter (18.5cm) - Black

How to care for your Philodendron Imperial Red

Native habitat

Native to Central and South America, as well as the West Indies.

Light and position in the home

Plenty of bright but indirect light will maintain the red colouring of the leaves. By an east or west facing window is a great spot for this plant! An hour or two of direct sun in the morning is great, but avoid direct sun for long periods as this can burn the leaves.


This Philodendron is fairly drought tolerant, however will prefer consistent moisture. Ensure the soil is well drained and only water once the top 2 inches of soil is dry.

Philodendron Imperial Red

Facts & Stats

Botanical Name

Philodendron Imperial Red



Plant Type

Tropical perennial

Pet Safe




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