Philodendron ‘Painted Lady’

Painted Lady philodendron

From £99.00

A showstopper plant recently brought into cultivation and relatively rare for now. The ideal gift for any Philodendron collector!

Leaves are bright yellow when young with a pink petiole and as they mature will feature a spotted look with a dappled green shade.

Origin: horticultural origin
Genus: Philodendron
Species / Cultivar: erubescens var. 'Painted Lady'
Common Name: Painted Lady philodendron

Plant Biography

The wonderchild of two very distinct varieties of Philodendron erubescens: ‘Burgundy’ and ‘Emerald Queen’, a favourite of Aroid collectors.

Though unknown in the wild, it has a few characteristics of its parents: it is a climber that can grow up to 6 m, it loves high humidity and it’s as unpredictable as all of its family members.

The ‘Painted Lady’ variety has a unique look with every leaf showing a different colour and markings.

Flowers are rarely observed when its kept as a houseplant, especially since only very mature plants will produce flowers.

Philodendron 'Painted Lady'
Light: Bright Indirect
This plant likes sun, but keep out of direct sunlight. Best placed in an area near a window.
Soil: Indoor Potting Mix
Enjoys moist well drained soil with composted organics and some drainage material.
Temperature: 15 - 26°C
Temperature range at which this plant is healthiest and grows best.
Growth Rate: Medium
Expect to see moderate growth during growing season.
Final Size: Medium
Final size will be suitable for a table, plant stand, or large strong shelf.
Water Requirement: Regular Watering
Water when soil surface is dry to the touch. Water must draining easily away.
Humidity: High
Provide moist air via daily misting or trays of wet grit. Keep away from drafts and heaters.
Maintenance: A little
Easy to care for, just keep an eye on any extra environmental needs such as humidity.

The glossy leaves of the Philodendron Painted Lady are a magnet to dust. Wipe gently every month with a damp cloth to clean up the build-up of dust.

Mist every other day with distilled or filtered water to prevent brown tips from forming.

During spring and summer months fertilise with a mild solution of balanced organic fertiliser.

Repot every other year when the roots start to show at the bottom of the pot. Use a mix of indoor potting mix, perlite and orchid bark as the Philodendron prefers to grow in a substrate that is open and aerated.

To stop it from growing too tall, the vines can be cut and propagated.

Expert Tip

The plant thrives in 65-80% humidity. If your house is too dry, and especially in winter time, you may want to consider purchasing a humidifier that will improve the overall level of moisture in the air.