Philodendron 'Ring of Fire' is a hybrid thought to be produced by Keith Henderson using Philodendron tortum as the pollen parent and Philodendron wendlandii as the ovule parent, he named it ‘Hendersons Pride’. The name ‘Ring of Fire’ was given by a nursery and this name has stuck.
Leaves are narrow with serrated edges, growth habit is self heading but it will happily climb once established. Variegation can be in splashes and speckles, usually orange and yellow.
Genus name comes from the Greek ‘philo’ meaning loving and ‘dendro’ meaning tree.
Light: Bright indirect light, meaning the plant sees the sun for 0-4 hours per day - this could be through trees or a translucent curtain, it’s important for the plant to see the sky in order to thrive.
Water: Allow the first 2-3 inches of mix to dry out, pour water slowly over the top and allow the water to pass through the drainage holes.
Potting mix: A well draining mix composed of coco coir, perlite or vermiculite, orchid bark and worm castings.
Fertilising: Feed your plant every other watering during the growing season or when you observe active growth. You can dilute fertiliser to half the recommended amount but never add more.
Temperature: 21-27°C. No lower than 15°C.
Humidity: Philodendron prefer higher humidity but do well to adapt to average home humidity. You can increase humidity by placing the plant on a watered pebble tray or using a humidifier.
Philodendron are toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.