Blushing Philodendron (Philodendron 'Black Cardinal') in the Philodendrons Database

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Blushing Philodendron
Give a thumbs up Red-leaf Philodendron

Also sold as:
Philodendron erubescens 'Black Cardinal'

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Full Shade
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Toxicity: Other: All parts of plant contain calcium oxalate crystals, an irritant to the mouth and esophagus.
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Remove seed(s) from berry which contains chemicals that inhibit germination.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP5,355 (1984)


Discussion Threads about this plant
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Show us your Philodendrons? by purpleinopp May 30, 2019 1:19 PM 456
Favorite Plants by teengardener1888 Mar 26, 2015 9:38 AM 58
A couple of new Philos added to the houseplant collection by TennesseeDave Aug 11, 2014 6:51 PM 38
Need to find a retailer by TennesseeDave Aug 6, 2013 7:41 AM 41
Welcome! come on in and introduce yourself :) by threegardeners Nov 1, 2017 11:48 AM 312
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