Philodendron Rugosum was not described until relatively recently and is already on the “near threatened” list.
The odd texture and color of Philo rugosum almost give it the appearance of a plastic plant.
The Rugosum, native to Ecuador, has large, bright green peltate leaves. Its leaves are more circular than other members of its family, matching a Lily Pad shape more closely than a heart. It is a climber, with the leaves getting larger and rounder as it climbs. At a distance, it appears to have a uniform texture, but will reveal itself to have a woven pattern on closer inspection.
The Rugosum is considered a slow but easy to grow houseplant, requiring a lot of filtered sunlight. As a Philodendron, it requires both good drainage and constant moisture – owners should take care to avoid keeping it in areas that may dry out quickly.