The “Rojo Congo’ philodendron is an Outside Productions favorite! The bold texture and color allows this plant to be the perfect accent in a tropical landscape. Its unique red petioles, or stalks, stand out against the dark green leaves. Requiring filtered light and moist soil; it is well suited for tropical gardens. With proper light they can grow indoors. In either location it is important to avoid full sun, which will cause leaf scorch.
The photo below shows a recent installation at Jumby Bay in Old Naples. In this sideyard the ‘Rojo Congo’ is planted alongside Heliconia andromeda, Alexander Palms, White Birds of Paradise, and a Night-blooming Jasmine.