How to care for your Philodendron Ruby?
The Philodendron Ruby will love a spot in bright but indirect sunlight. It will tolerate darker spots but the leaves probably will not grow bigger and the plant might not grow so fast in general.
Watering your plant once a week should be fine. Of course this will depend on your local climate and time of the year. It is recommended to keep the soil a little moist in between waterings.
The Philodendron Ruby doesn’t have many requirements. Make sure the soil has good drainage by using perlite or pot it up in a hydroponic solution.
This Philodendron Ruby is a forgiving plant and can survive in any home. A humidity between 50% and 70% would be fine for your plant.
In the summer months you can fertilize the plant for an extra growth kick. In the colder and winter months no fertilizer is needed. As there are so many different fertilizers, always check the instruction on the bottle before using. If you have any doubts cut the given amount in half and you’ll never over-fertilize your plant.
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. If the plant is not root bound yet, just give you plant some fresh soil.
The Philodendron is toxic for humans and animals if ingested.