Philodendron el choco red is a climbing Aroid with velvety leaves. The leaves start out with a striking red abaxial leaf surface that is somewhat fading once the leaves mature.
Medium to high humidity. It will usually tolerate indoor levels with slight difficulty and will appreciate additional humidity if available. Grows best in 65-80 degrees F and will tolerate as low as 50 degrees for a short period of time. Cold-sensitive and will show it when upset.
Bright indirect light indoors (north or east-facing windows). Do not leave in direct, all-day sun. Grow in full to partial shade outdoors.
Superior aroid mix or superior-draining peat based mix. Some chunky material is required to provide necessary and constant airflow to the roots.
This plant is slightly water loving in its native habitat, but indoors should dry out slightly between watering. Soggy or overly damp soil may encourage leaf drop and disease. Decrease water in winter.
For proper growth, use a balanced fertilizer ever 1-2 months during the growing period.