Philodendron  'Strawberry shake' ('Red Emerald' variegata)

Philodendron 'Red Emerald' variegata aka 'Strawberry shake' is one of the most sought-after colourful Philodendrons on the market. It is a variegated variety of the popular cultivar Philodendron erubescens 'Red emerald'. It is characterised by its scandent habit and  beautifully variegated, very variable foliage and on deep red petioles.

Petioles are flattened on the upper surface, especially towards the apex, terete below, leaf blades are herbaceous, elongate ovate-triangular sagittate. It is a very quick and easy grower and will climb given suitable support.

From the Modern Latin genus name Philodendron (Schott, 1830), from Greek philodendron, neuter of philodendros "loving trees," from philo- "loving" (see philo-) + dendron "tree" (from PIE *der-drew-, from root *deru- "to be firm, solid, steadfast," also forming words for "wood, tree"). The plant so called because it clings to trees.

Philodendron 'Strawberry shake' ('Red Emerald' variegata)

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  • Name: Philodendron erubescens 'Red emerald'variegata aka 'Strawberry shake'
    Type: herbaceous evergreen
    Form:   scandent chamaephytes
    Family: Araceae
    Native Range:  cultivar
    Zone: 11-13
    Habitat: cultivar
    Height: 75cm
    Spread: 50cm
    Sun: Part shade
    Water: Medium
    Maintenance: Low
    Leaf: Evergreen
    Tolerate: Semi Shade

    Taxon identifiers: none recorded (cultivar)

    Synonyms: none recorded