Philodendron Strawberry Shake

Philodendron Strawberry Shake

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Strawberry Shake Philodendron Care Guide

 

Introduction

The strawberry shake philodendron (Philodendron erubescens ‘Strawberry Shake’) is a stunning variegated houseplant that is known for its unique pink, yellow, and cream coloring.

Native to the rainforests of South America, this naturally occurring P. erubescens hybrid is known for being extremely rare and expensive to acquire. It’s particularly popular among houseplant collectors and enthusiasts but is gradually becoming more mainstream as people’s interest in variegated houseplants increases.

 

Botanical Information

  • Scientific Name: Philodendron erubescens 'Strawberry Shake'
  • Family: Araceae
  • Native Region: Central and South America

Light Requirements

  • Ideal Light: Bright, indirect light
  • Avoid: Direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves

Watering

  • Frequency: Water when the top inch of soil is dry
  • Overwatering: Can lead to root rot
  • Underwatering: Causes leaves to droop

Soil and Potting

  • Soil Type: Well-draining chunky soil
  • Potting: Use a pot with good drainage holes
  • Repotting: Recommended every 2-3 years or when rootbound

Temperature and Humidity

  • Temperature: Prefers 65-80°F
  • Humidity: High humidity levels are beneficial
  • Avoid: Cold drafts and temperature fluctuations

Fertilization

  • Frequency: Every 2 weeks during the growing cycle (at half strength)
  • Type: Balanced liquid fertilizer

Common Issues

  • Pests: Spider mites and mealybugs
  • Diseases: Root rot due to overwatering

Propagation

  • Methods: Stem cuttings (perlite) or air layering (sphagnum Moss)
  • Best Time: Spring or early summer (water before cutting)

Conclusion

The Strawberry Shake Philodendron is a stunning plant that's relatively easy to care for. With proper attention to its light, water, and soil needs, this plant can thrive in your home.

Please be mindful of the weather conditions in your area, as rare plants can be particularly vulnerable to cold temperatures especially during shipping. If the temperature drops below 50 degrees Fahrenheit in your location, we strongly advise purchasing a Heat Pack Add-On or consider purchasing the plant when weather is more suitable.

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Extreme cold can cause damage to plants during shipping, potentially leading to wilted or damaged foliage, root rot, or even death. While we take every precaution to carefully package and protect your plants during transit, we cannot guarantee their condition if they are exposed to freezing temperatures during delivery.

We recommend monitoring local weather forecasts closely and timing your plant orders accordingly. Additionally, consider providing a secure and sheltered location for package delivery to minimize exposure to cold temperatures upon arrival.

Please understand that while we strive to deliver the highest quality plants, factors beyond our control, such as inclement weather, may impact their condition during shipping.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in ensuring the safe arrival of your rare plants.

Orders ship within 4-7 business days.

At Plant Vault, we take pride in delivering healthy and happy plants to your doorstep. To ensure the safe arrival of your plants during colder months, we HIGHLY recommend adding a heat pack to your order.

Our heat packs will keep your plants at the optimal temperature during shipping, ensuring they arrive in the best condition possible. Trust us, your plants will thank you! Add a heat pack to your order today and give your plants the extra care they deserve.


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