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Philodendron 'Rojo congo'

Philodendron 'Rojo congo'

Starr 080103-1386 Philodendron sp. by Forest & Kim Starr (CC BY 3.0)

Full Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

H1b

RHS hardiness

10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3m

Max

3m

Min

5 years to reach maturity

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Philodendron 'Rojo congo' Overview

Philodendron 'Rojo congo' is a large evergreen perennial shrub species that produces big, attractive oval to lance-shaped leaves with fleshy red stems. This large plant is well-placed in big spaces and contrasts nicely with green foliage plants. Easily identifiable by its distinct red to coppery-coloured young foliage, the leaves of this cultivar mature to a dark green colour with a red hue with age and the stems retain their red colour. Leaves are glossy and smooth-edged. This cultivar doesn't have a climbing habit, instead it grows upright and spreads outwards erectly, termed self-heading. Best grown in bright light in part shade and with ample warmth, this tender cultivar doesn't tolerate cold temperatures well. It doesn't require much care and is tolerant of some neglectful watering. It can be used to create an attractive ornamental display, making this plant a great choice for growing inside as a houseplant. Flowers are small and not notable, arranged on arum-like spathes.

How to propagate Philodendron 'Rojo congo'

Cuttings

Special features of Philodendron 'Rojo congo'

Attractive leaves

Indoor plant