Hi! My name is Ruben.
My Latin name is the Philodendron Erubescens, but I am also called the Red Emerald. I am a member of the large Philodendron family and am a really strong plant, you won't get me broken easily. With my green leaves and red stems I get a lot of attention. I am a real gem!
I come from very far away, which is South America! Here I am a fast grower in the rain forests. I am a real climber and used to growing up against trees in the rain forest. Hence, I also grow up against a stick - this is where I feel most at home.
Where should you place me?
A place where I don't feel direct sunlight on my leaves, this is where I feel most comfortable. However, I do like to get some daylight, so put me a few meters away from a window. This way I get enough light, but no sunlight.
What do I like?
Give me some lukewarm water regularly, but be careful not to give too much! The darker I stand, the less I drink. Twice a month I like some fertilizer, but only during the growing season!
Plantanious works together with the Work with Nature foundation. Our tropical rainforests are disappearing at a rapid pace and an enormous biodiversity is being lost along with the trees. If it were up to us, the jaguar would soon walk around again in the rainforest in Costa Rica protected by 'Adopt Rainforest'! The place where many of our special plants originate. In order to make an important contribution to the goal of the foundation - to protect 2,000 hectares of rainforest in the next ten years - we donate part of our turnover to protect part of the tropical rainforest. To achieve their goal, the foundation puts money into protection, conservation, reforestation, education and research.
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