A Philodendron Imperial Red is one of several hybrid philodendrons that have been developed by growers over the last few years. This is an easy care plant that can adapt to all kinds of conditions as long as you keep it warm. Its care instructions can be used for the following other philodendron hybrids: Congo, Imperial Green, Black Cardinal, Moonlight, Red Emerald, and Autumn. Many philodendrons are climbers, but an Imperial Red is called a self-header. The glossy, bright green and red oval shaped leaves are spaced very close together on a single stem. This stiff, barely visible stem, keeps an Imperial Red Philodendron upright and elegant looking as it matures.