5 years to reach maturity
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Philodendron 'Rojo congo' Overview
Philodendron 'Rojo congo' is a large evergreen perennial shrub cultivar 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.