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All About Philodendron ‘Painted Lady’

Posted on December 11 2022

If you’re a fan of old Hollywood, it’s no secret: everybody loves a luxurious lady! The Philodendron Painted Lady is just that, with her bold magenta stems and elegant leaves. As a climbing Philodendron, you can train this plant to scale a moss totem pole, making it the perfect choice to fill in vertical space. An added bonus? The Philodendron ‘Painted Lady’ may be a lady, but she isn’t high maintenance: she’s easy to care for!

Meet Your Match:

    • Nickname: Philodendron ‘Painted Lady’
    • About the Family: The Painted Lady Philodendron is a relative of other Philodendron varieties, such as the Jose Buono and Prince of Orange.
    • Understanding the Family Tree: Araceae (Family), Philodendron (Genus), Philodendron Erubescens (Species), Philodendron ‘Painted Lady’ (Cultivar).
    • Hometown: The tropics.

    How to Care for Your Philodendron Painted Lady:

      • Watering: Allow to dry out before watering.
      • Humidity: 65% or more.
      • Soil: Well-draining soil.
      • Fertilizer: Use a balanced fertilizer every two weeks during the growing season.
      • Environment: Indoors, keep your Philodendron in medium indirect light and temperatures between 55-80 degrees.
      • Propagation: Stem cutting.
      • Toxicity: Toxic to pets and people.

      The Best Unboxing Practices:

        Properly caring for your newly unboxed Philodendron Painted Lady for the first week of its new life is crucial to the extended wellness of your plant. Follow these practices to get the best results:
          • Watering: Exotic Forest ships freshly watered plants. Do not water your Philodendron until it exhibits the proper signs.
          • Repotting: Do not immediately repot your plant, which would likely result in shock and leaf-loss. Allow it to acclimate to its new environment for at least one week. 
          • Lighting: Place your Philodendron in filtered, low light for a few days to acclimate. Relocate your Philodendron Painted Lady to your desired location that fits its care needs afterward. Do not ever place a freshly un-boxed plant in direct sun.

          What You’re Getting:

          • You will receive a carefully selected, quality evaluated 6” diameter plant. All Exotic Forest plants are rooted and thriving. 

          What Makes Us Special:

          • Shipment Methods: Plants are precious, and we want yours to arrive safely! We ship our plants via UPS, with a maximum of 4-day shipping. 
          • Our Packing: Have you received ‘squished’ plants from other companies? Our solution to this common issue is bamboo stakes and biodegradable packing peanuts (starch), which securely holds your plant in place during shipment. 
          • Chemical-free: We are committed to keeping our plants and customers safe. We never treat our plants with chemical pesticides. 
          • Quality Standards: Exotic Forest strives to meet stringent quality standards and evaluates each plant we resource from our nursery. Pest-free, healthy plants are a requirement!
          • Customer Service: Your satisfaction is our priority. If you are experiencing issues with or have questions about how to care for your Philodendron ‘Painted Lady’, reach out to us at or via our social media accounts. Are you tired of receiving pre-written responses? We believe that plant parents want to talk to people, not robots. A knowledgeable team member reads and replies to each individual concern: no cookie-cutter answers here!
          • Returns: While we do not accept returns at this time, you can contact us at with photos of your plant and receipt to discuss the specific plant care issues you’re experiencing with your Philodendron ‘Painted Lady’ and possible resolutions.
          • Your Personal Plant-Care Resource: Do you love your new addition? We couldn’t be happier! Join our mailing list to receive exclusive offers, updates, and care tips.

          FAQ about How to Care for Your Philodendron Painted Lady:

            • How do you propagate a Philodendron ‘Painted Lady’? You can propagate your Painted Lady with stem cuttings. The best time? Early to late summer. How do you do it? Read our blog for step-by-step instructions.
            • How to root a Philodendron cutting in water? One of the most important things to keep in mind: make sure your cutting is long enough! You need a cutting with 1-2 segments (nodes). Remove any bottom leaves from your cutting and submerge the nodes in tepid water. Are you looking to troubleshoot your cutting? Check out the FAQ at the end of our article.

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