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Philodendron 'Ring of Fire' is a striking cultivar known for its vibrant leaves with bright red stems and edges. Here are some care tips to help you keep your Philodendron 'Ring of Fire' healthy and thriving:

1. **Light Requirements**:
   - Philodendron 'Ring of Fire' prefers bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, especially intense afternoon sun, as it can scorch the leaves. It can tolerate moderate light conditions but may not develop its best coloration.

2. **Temperature and Humidity**:
   - Keep your Philodendron 'Ring of Fire' in a warm environment with temperatures between 65-80°F (18-27°C). It appreciates higher humidity levels, so misting the leaves regularly or using a humidity tray can help. Protect it from drafts and sudden temperature fluctuations.

3. **Watering**:
   - Water the plant thoroughly when the top inch or so of soil feels dry. Allow excess water to drain away completely, as Philodendrons are susceptible to root rot if kept too wet. Reduce watering slightly in winter when growth slows down.

4. **Soil**:
   - Use a well-draining potting mix that retains some moisture, such as a blend of peat moss, perlite, and orchid bark. Good drainage is essential to prevent waterlogged conditions.

5. **Fertilizing**:
   - Feed your Philodendron 'Ring of Fire' every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength. Reduce feeding or stop altogether in fall and winter when growth slows down.

6. **Pruning**:
   - Remove any yellow or damaged leaves promptly to maintain plant health and appearance. Pruning can also help shape the plant and encourage bushier growth.

7. **Support**:
   - As the Philodendron 'Ring of Fire' grows, it may benefit from a support structure such as a moss pole or trellis. This helps the plant climb and enhances its overall appearance.

8. **Cleaning**:
   - Clean the leaves occasionally with a soft, damp cloth to remove dust. This allows the leaves to better absorb light and maintain their vibrant coloration.

9. **Pest Control**:
   - Monitor the plant regularly for pests such as spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs. Treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil, ensuring to treat both the top and underside of leaves.

10. **Repotting**:
    - Repot the Philodendron 'Ring of Fire' every 1-2 years, preferably in spring, if it has outgrown its current pot. Choose a slightly larger pot with good drainage and fresh potting mix.

By providing proper care—including appropriate light, watering, humidity, and occasional feeding—your Philodendron 'Ring of Fire' can thrive and continue to display its vibrant foliage with red stems and edges.

Philodendron 'Ring of Fire'

SKU: PhiloRoF
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