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Philodendron erubescens 'Strawberry Shake'

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Philodendron 'Strawberry Shake' is a cultivar of Philodendron that has gained popularity among plant enthusiasts. Please note that new plant varieties may have been introduced since then, and it's always a good idea to check with reputable nurseries or botanical sources for the latest information. Here are some general characteristics and care tips for the Philodendron Strawberry Shake:

  1. Appearance:

    • The Philodendron Strawberry Shake is known for its unique foliage, featuring heart-shaped leaves with a vibrant mix of colors.
    • The leaves often display shades of pink, red, and cream, resembling a strawberry shake, which gives the cultivar its name.
    • The colors can vary depending on light conditions and the age of the leaves.
  2. Habitat and Origin:

    • Philodendrons, in general, are native to the tropical regions of the Americas.
  3. Cultivation and Care:

    • Light: Provide bright, indirect light for the Strawberry Shake. Avoid direct sunlight, which can scorch the leaves.
    • Temperature: Maintain a warm environment with temperatures between 65-80°F (18-27°C).
    • Watering: Allow the top inch of the soil to dry out before watering. Philodendrons prefer slightly moist soil but can tolerate short periods of dryness.
    • Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix rich in organic matter.
    • Humidity: Philodendrons appreciate higher humidity levels. Regular misting or placing the plant in a humid environment can be beneficial.
    • Fertilization: Feed with a balanced liquid fertilizer during the growing season (spring and summer).
  4. Size:

    • The size of the Philodendron Strawberry Shake can vary depending on the growing conditions, but it typically remains a manageable size suitable for indoor spaces.
  5. Decorative Use:

    • The vibrant and eye-catching foliage of the Strawberry Shake makes it a popular choice for indoor decoration.
    • It can be placed in hanging baskets, on shelves, or as part of a mixed plant arrangement.