Philodendron Congo Rojo (4″)
Philodendron Rojo Congo is from a family of tropical plants native to South America. This beauty is a fast grower and extremely disease-resistant. Known for its huge foliage and bright new growth, these plants make a jungle statement in your home. The Red Congo has stunning green and crimson leaves sprouting from a single central stem. It is as elegant as it is lush. Red Congos, unlike other philodendrons, are not climbers but instead “self-heading” plants, meaning they grow new foliage in layers from a single stalk. They are relatively slow growers and can reach up to four feet tall indoors.
Light: Medium – Bright Indirect light. As members of the philodendron family, Red Congos prefer bright indirect light, though they can adjust to medium levels of light. No direct sunlight.
Water: Medium. Let your Red Congo dry out between waterings. Water thoroughly when topsoil is dry, usually once a week.
Plant Parent Care Tips:
- If your Red Congo gets a few minor brown spots on the leaves (from overwatering, for example), you can easily reshape the leaf using scissors to cut away the unattractive areas, following the natural shape of the leaf.
- Take each leaf between two soft tissue cloths and wipe off the top to reveal a healthy shine, which also helps the plant absorb more light.
Pets: Toxic to pets if ingested.