Philodendron erubescens

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Philodendron erubescens
Philodendron erubescens Bot. Mag. 84. 5071. 1858.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Araceae
Genus: Philodendron
Species:
P. erubescens
Binomial name
Philodendron erubescens
K.Koch & Augustin

Philodendron erubescens, blushing philodendron,[1] is a species of flowering plant in the family Araceae, native to Colombia. It is a robust evergreen climber growing to 3–6 m (10–20 ft), with red stems and heart-shaped leaves up to 40 cm (16 in) in length. The flowers are deep red, fragrant spathes up to 15 cm (6 in) long, in summer and autumn.[2][3]

The specific epithet erubescens means "blushing".[4]

With a minimum temperature of 15 °C (59 °F), in temperate regions it must be grown under glass or as a houseplant. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[1][5]

Hybrids of P. erubescens with other Philodendron species are common in cultivation, for instance P. 'Pink Princess'.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "RHS Plant Selector - Philodendron erubescens". Retrieved 28 June 2013.
  2. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964.
  3. ^ "Exotic Rainforest - Philodendron erubescens". Retrieved 28 June 2013.
  4. ^ Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. p. 224. ISBN 9781845337315.
  5. ^ "AGM Plants - Ornamental" (PDF). Royal Horticultural Society. July 2017. p. 76. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  6. ^ http://www.aroid.org/cvwiki/index.php/Philodendron_‘Pink_Princess’