Red bristle is one of the most unusually stemmed philodendron available. Stems begin with yellow and red and change to deep green with a red hairy texture. Squamiferum is a fast-growing philodendron ideal for any shady location in the home or office.
Philodendron squamiferum is a terrific, rare species from tropical rain forests in South America. The vine is unusual for its long, red stems that are covered with soft, fuzzy red hairs. The plant also has distinctively-shaped leaves with 5 lobes. The attractive foliage is glossy and grows from 12 to 18 inches long. The plant lives as an epiphyte in the wild, growing high up into trees. In cultivation it grows at a moderate pace, so it won't become rampant and take over, like some Philodendrons. You may tie it to a wooden post, trellis, or other support. The leaves of young plants are shaped somewhat like a violin, and eventually form large, distinct lobes as the plant matures. The bristly stem of each leaf is almost as long as the leaf itself. The hairs are green on some plants, but on mine they are red.