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Philodendron erubescens 'Ring of Fire'

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Here are some general characteristics and care guidelines for Philodendron 'Ring of Fire':

  1. Appearance:

    • 'Ring of Fire' is known for its striking foliage. The leaves are typically heart-shaped and feature a vibrant mix of colors, including shades of green, yellow, and red. The colors are arranged in a way that resembles a fiery ring, hence the name.
  2. Leaf Structure:

    • The leaves are glossy and can have various patterns, often with a central ring of contrasting color. The foliage is eye-catching and adds a tropical touch to indoor spaces.
  3. Growth Habit:

    • Philodendron 'Ring of Fire' is a climbing or trailing plant. It can be grown as a hanging plant, allowing its vines to cascade, or it can be trained to climb on a support structure.
  4. Light Requirements:

    • Provide bright, indirect light for optimal growth. While it can tolerate lower light conditions, the plant tends to exhibit more vibrant colors and healthier growth in brighter light.
  5. Watering:

    • Allow the top inch or two of the soil to dry out between waterings. Philodendrons prefer slightly moist but well-draining soil. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so it's important not to let the soil stay constantly wet.
  6. Humidity:

    • Philodendrons, including 'Ring of Fire,' appreciate higher humidity levels. Regular misting or placing the plant in a well-humidified environment can be beneficial, especially in drier climates.
  7. Temperature:

    • Maintain a warm temperature range between 65 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit (18 to 27 degrees Celsius). Avoid exposing the plant to drafts or sudden temperature changes.
  8. Soil:

    • Use a well-draining potting mix with organic matter. A mix formulated for aroids or tropical plants is suitable.
  9. Fertilization:

    • Feed with a balanced liquid fertilizer during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce or eliminate fertilization during the dormant period in fall and winter.
  10. Propagation:

    • Philodendron 'Ring of Fire' can be propagated through stem cuttings. Take a cutting with at least one node, allow it to root in water or a suitable rooting medium, and then plant it in a new container.

Remember that specific care requirements can vary, and it's essential to observe the plant's individual needs. If 'Ring of Fire' is a recent introduction or has gained popularity after my last update, checking with reputable nurseries or plant communities for the latest care recommendations is advisable.