How to care for your Philodendron El Choco Red?
The Philodendron species thrive in a bright but indirect sunlight. It will tolerate darker spots but the leaves probably will not grow bigger. With the right amount of light the foliage will come through beautifully.
It doesn’t use too much water depending on your own climate. The plant likes it when the soil is a little moist. Make sure the soil doesn’t dry out. Normally watering the plant once a week should be sufficient.
The Philodendron El Choco Red likes an airy soil mix which is well draining, just like most other philodendron varieties. We’ve got some ideal pre-mixed aroid soil mixtures in the store, which you can use. If you want to mix your own try using perlite and pine bark with coco coir to keep light. We’ve got everything you need in our shop!
Like most aroids the Philodendron El Choco Red likes a humid environment. The humidity should be at least 50%, but ideally between 60% and 80%.
In the summer months you can fertilize the Philodendron El Choco Red once every other week. In the colder and winter months no fertiliser is needed. Please always check the instructions on your own fertiliser if it has other care instructions.
The best time to repot is during the beginning of the growing season. Check if your plant is root bound in it’s nursery pot. Then it’s time to move it to a bigger size pot of around 2 cm extra.
The Philodendron is toxic for humans and animals if ingested.