Philodendron Imperial Red

Imperial red;

Why we love Amber

Big shiny leaves and a deep bronze-y red colour make her one classy plant. Even better, she’s extremely low-maintenance.

Most light conditions
Easy care
The patch promise

Her big leaves can attract a bit of dust. Keep her proudly shiny by lightly wiping her with a soft, damp cloth every now and again.

Quick facts

Botanical name

Philodendron ‘Imperial red’


Imperial red;

Air purifying


Plant height (including pot)


Pet/Baby safe

Toxic if ingested

Nursery pot size


About Philodendron Imperial red

If you know the name philodendron, it quite possibly brings to mind something like our dear old Phil. The climbing philodendron is the most famous of the family, and has been a popular houseplant for decades, but there are around 500 different species in the philodendron family.

They come in all sorts of varieties but they largely have one thing in common: really great leaves. In almost all plants the leaves are heart-shaped. Philodendron is Greek for ‘heart tree’.

You’ll find them all over the world, but they’re mostly native to the Americas and West Indies. This particular philodendron grows outdoors in hotter climes but makes an excellent houseplant. It’s very forgiving of the occasional missed watering and lives contentedly in most light conditions.

Did you know?

The leaves of philodendron are particularly tasty to Venezuelan red howler monkeys. Which might be helpful if you have any Venezuelan red howler monkeys coming over for dinner.