Philodendron erubescens (Red Emerald)  cutting

Philodendron erubescens (Red Emerald) cutting

This Philodendron is among the many that can get too large for the tank if you let it, but is still a great option for the medium or larger tank. It starts out with leaves that are four to five inches long and about half as wide, and as the leaves mature they can reach seven or eight inches long. Growth is intermediate and leaf size will be determined partially by the light intensity, keep it shaded and it will grow slowly and produce smaller leaves. 

But if you let it get into the light and grow up the background it will produce moderate to larger leaves....The larger leaves make this an ideal plant for the tree frog tank, and dart frogs also love the leaves to sleep on.  Beatiful red petioles and stems add color to the tank.  As it reaches the top of the tank just start taking cuttings!

Also I've found this plant listed under a variety of names, including "red emperess", "pink princess" (same species but with pink blotches on the leaves) and more.  

This cutting will have three or more leaves and generally some aerial roots.  I've never had any issues getting this plant to root in my terrariums, but it might not be as eager to root in a pot in a normal window sill. 

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Weight 0.20 lbs
Live Animal Shipping F
Our price: $15.00