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Philodendron 'Orange Fire'


Philodendron 'Orange Fire'

Family Name: Araceae

Philodendron 'Orange Fire' is an herbaceous plant with broad red to orange heart-shaped leaves and red leaf stalks. This plant is ideal as an indoor plant, where it can tolerate semi-shaded condition in a well-drained soil. This ornamental plant can be propagated via stem cuttings.


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Infraspecific Epithet
Name Status (botanical)
Species Summary

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant, Epiphyte
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic


Native Distribution Of horticultural origin
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical
Local Conservation Status Non-native (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form It is an herbaceous plant.
Foliage Leaf blades are heart-shaped, attached to the stem with red petioles. Young leaves are orange to red, turning to yellow when mature.
Etymology Philodendron means tree-loving, which shows the epiphytic habit of the plant.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage
Landscape Uses Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Parks & Gardens, Flowerbed / Border, Container Planting
Usage Hazard - Cons Irritant - Contact Allergy

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water, Occasional Misting
Plant Growth Rate Moderate
Rootzone Tolerance Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils
Transplanting Tolerance Good
Maintenance Requirements Moderate
Propagation Method Stem Cutting


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green, Orange
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Smooth, Leathery
Prominent Young Flush Colour(s) Orange, Red
Young Flush Texture(s) Smooth
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate
Foliar Arrangement Along Stem Spiral
Foliar Attachment to Stem Petiolate
Foliar Shape(s) Non-Palm Foliage (Cordate)
Foliar Margin Entire
Foliar Apex - Tip Acute
Foliar Base Cordate

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Master ID 185
Species ID 1481
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Species record last updated on: 20 April 2022.