Ring of Fire Philodendron (Philodendron Ring of Fire)

Ring of Fire Philodendron Plant Features

Ring of Fire Philodendron is an easy-growing and eye-catching selection for your collection. It sports long, narrow leaves with deeply toothed edges. And each leaf is splashed with shades of cream and yellow. As the new leaves emerge, they have a bronze tint, making the new variegation appear pink. 

When young, Ring of Fire Philodendron is a beautiful plant for bright desks and tabletops. As it matures, you can enjoy it as a large floor plant. 

If it's given a support, such as a totem or moss pole, Ring of Fire will grow as a vine and can eventually start to climb. But it doesn't need to climb and can be grown as a lovely self-heading variety that may reach more than 3 feet across with leaves to 2 feet long or more. 

While you might sometimes see it called "Ring of Fire Variegated," all Ring of Fire Philodendrons should have variegation. The non-variegated form of this plant (with all green leaves) is called Henderson's Pride (but it also goes by the nicknames Jungle Boogie or Tigertooth Philodendron). 

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Ring of Fire Philodendron Growing Instructions

Philodendron Ring of Fire Light Needs

Like many variegated plants, Ring of Fire needs a medium to bright spot to thrive. Think of a spot where it casts a moderate to strong shadow for most of the day. Ideally, this may be positioned within 3 feet of an east or west-facing window that receives some morning or afternoon sun. Don't worry if direct sunlight isn't available – you can use grow lights to supplement its needs.


Ring of Fire Water Needs

Water your Ring of Fire Philodendron as the top inch or two of the potting mix starts to dry to the touch. If it stays too wet for too long, the roots will suffocate and die, causing root rot. If you’re not sure whether your Ring of Fire Philodendron needs watering or not, it’s typically best to wait. The plant holds up better to being too dry rather than too wet.
Note: Our Wick & Grow self-watering system makes watering easy as it provides your Philodendron with a small but consistent amount of water. This ensures your plant is never too wet or too dry if you use the system properly!


Ring of Fire Humidity Needs

This variegated Philodendron prefers average to above-average relative humidity levels indoors. In especially dry air, the leaves can sometimes have trouble unfurling and may come out deformed. If you’re afraid the air in your home is too dry for this houseplant, try augmenting humidity levels. One way to do this is to grow it clustered near other houseplants (plants release humidity into the air as they grow, so you can create a little humid zone). Or place it near a small humidifier. You can alternatively grow it in a display case or under a cloche or in a plant case.


Fertilizer Needs for Ring of Fire

Fertilization is optional, but it can encourage faster growth. If you choose to feed your Ring of Fire, spring and summer are the best times (coinciding with longer days and increased light levels to help power healthy new growth). A general-purpose houseplant fertilizer is sufficient. Remember, less is always more – avoid over-fertilizing as it can damage the roots.


Pruning Needs

You shouldn't need to prune your Ring of Fire except to remove any old leaves as they naturally age out.

Note: This plant may have some natural degree of toxicity and may cause discomfort or illness if ingested. Additionally, exposure to the sap of this plant may cause discomfort to individuals with a sensitivity to it upon contact. Grown for ornamental purposes and not intended for human or animal consumption.

  • Water

    Medium water needs

  • Light

    Indoors: High light

    Indoors: Medium light

  • Colors


  • Special Features

    Colorful foliage

    Purifies the air

    Super-easy to grow

Complement your Ring of Fire Philodendron

Philodendron Pink Princess
Accent your Ring of Fire's variegation with the pink splotches of Pink Princess Philodendron.

Philodendron Golden Crocodile
This selection has the same growing needs as Ring of Fire, but sports golden-yellow, rather than variegated, leaves.

Philodendron Painted Lady
Painted Lady also has variegated foliage, but is a climbing vine, making it a fun visual contrast.