Philodendron Red Anderson

Published: Mar 20, 2023 • Updated: Sep 20, 2023

A comprehensive guide to Philodendron Red Anderson including care instructions, where to purchase, and handpicked resources for further learning.

By: Nalin Singapuri
Philodendron Red Anderson in 6" pot

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Philodendron Red Anderson in 6" pot

Philodendron Red Anderson Characteristics

Scientific Name:
   Philodendron erubescens 'Anderson' , Philodendron erubescens 'Pink Princess' x Philodendron erubescens 'White Knight'

Common Name(s):
   Philodendron Anderson, Philodendron Red Anderson, Philodendron White Anderson, Philodendron Pink Anderson, Red Anderson Philodendron, Red Anderson

Native Environment:
    Rainforests / Hybrid

   Variegated (unstable)



Philodendron Red Anderson Care

Philodendron Red Anderson is a stunning tropical plant with glossy, variegated leaves that showcase half moons of white against deep green with muted undersides. Here are some tips for caring for your Philodendron Red Anderson.

Philodendron Anderson enjoys bright indirect sun and will grow up a moss pole if given the opportunity
Philodendron Anderson enjoys bright indirect sun and will grow up a moss pole if given the opportunity


Philodendron Anderson plants prefer bright, indirect light. Avoid placing her in direct sunlight, as this can burn her leaves. Inadequate light can lead to slow growth, smaller leaves, and reverted variegation.


Use a finger to probe the top inch of soil and water your Philodendron Red Anderson when she feels dry to the touch. Soak throughly, let water run through drainage holes in the pot. Do not overwater, as this can lead to root rot. Ensure proper drainage and prevent water from pooling in the pot. Make sure to use a planter with drainage holes, which can be nested inside of a decorative planter if desired.

a good soil mix for Philodendron White Anderson
rich well-draining soil is great for the Philodendron Pink Andersons roots


Red Anderson Philodendrons love a rich, well draining soil with chunky bits to help oxygenate the roots. A mixture of 1/3 orchid bark, 1/3 perlite and 1/3 compost works well. Our Philodendron Friday Potting Mix is suitable for most aroids and augments these ratios with additional ingredients like charcoal and worm castings to help supply added nutrients.


Fertilize your Red Anderson plant once a month during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer.


Philodendron Andersons prefer high humidity (around 70% in their native habitat). To increase humidity, you can place a humidifier nearby, group the plant with other plants or utilize an enclosed plant cabinet or greenhouse.


Repot your Philodendron Red Anderson plant every 1-2 years, or when it becomes root-bound. Transfer to a pot with drainage holes thats an inch or two larger.

Philodendron Red Anderson in 2
Philodendron Red Anderson in 2" pot


Philodendron White Andersons propagate via node cuttings. Select an area with a few nodes and remove it from the mother with clean scissors. Trim excess leaves and root in water or sphagnum moss. Our guide to philodendron propagation details the process.


Trim any yellow or brown leaves off your Philodendron Pink Anderson as they appear. You can prune the plant to control its size and shape.


Red Anderson Philodendron can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10.

By following these care tips, your Red Anderson plant should thrive and continue to add beauty to your space.

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Nalin Singapuri

Self appointed Mayor of Plantytown, the ultimate "Plant Whisperer" and the proud overlord of a jungle disguised as a nursery. With a green thumb so legendary, even the plants line up for selfies with him. 🌿📸

When he's not talking chlorophyll with his leafy friends, or writing engrossing articles about Philodendron Red Andersons you'll find him nurturing his nursery like it's his own personal garden of Eden.

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