A plant that looks just as attractive as it sounds, the ‘Strawberry Shake’ Philodendron is rare. It is a hybrid of philodendron erubescens.
Features spade-shaped leaves that are light in color when they’re young, but they start to darken into a much richer shade as they get more mature.
The colors really start to come out once your leaves are dark green. You’ll see beautiful patches of creams, yellows, oranges, and reds.
This variety of philodendron is a tropical plant native to areas of the world that are very hot and have high humidity. While your home is likely not similar to a tropical forest, you can still ensure your plant thrives.
You’ll want to keep this plant in a temperature range between 55- and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
In addition, a consistent humidity level of 60 percent is beneficial, and your philodendron should be planted in soil rich in nutrients with proper drainage to avoid root rot.
The Strawberry Shake philodendron should be kept in indirect light that is not too bright—avoiding direct sunlight, as this will prevent these delicate leaves from burning.