- Easy Care, Fast Growing
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
- Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 4 feet
The Congo Green Philodendron is a hardy tropical plant native to South America. This unique plant has an upright growth habit, which differs from other philodendrons since it doesn’t trail or vine. Its thick leaves are strikingly glossy and dark green. As the Congo Green Philodendron matures, it grows up and out, reaching up to 4ft tall. This plant is fairly low maintenance and will look great in any home or office.
Best Locations For Growing Congo Green Philodendron
The Congo Green Philodendron will tolerate bouts of dryness and low humidity. This plant is a perfect choice for growing indoors in homes and offices. Place it on a shelf to fill a space where other plants might not be able to thrive, and this plant will handle it like a champ.
Congo Green Philodendron Sunlight Requirements
This philodendron appreciates bright, indirect light. It can tolerate lower light conditions, but ideally should be placed near an east- or west-facing window. More indirect sunlight will help this plant grow faster and thrive.
Congo Green Philodendron Care
The Congo Green Philodendron is from a tropical climate and prefers a high temperature and humidity level. Regular household temperatures of around 70 degrees should be perfect for your plant. For extra humidity, consider placing a humidifier nearby or misting the plant regularly. You should repot this plant when roots are coming out of the pot’s drainage hole.
Watering Congo Green Philodendron
As epiphytes with aerial roots, the Congo Green is sensitive to overwatering. Make sure to give it a period to dry out between waterings; wait approximately 7-10 days between watering this plant as a good rule of thumb.
Feeding Congo Green Philodendron
Use an all-purpose, balanced fertilizer about once a month during the growing season to feed your Congo Green.
Congo Green Philodendron Information
|Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light|
|Care Requirements: Easy|
|Watering Requirements: Average - When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.|
|Pet Friendly: No|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Air Purifier: Moderate|
|Growth Rate: Fast|
|Mature Height: 4 feet|
|Mature Spread: 2.5 feet|
|Flower Color(s): Orange|
|Flower Shade/Description: Green|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Glossy, Dark Green|
|Temperature: 70° - 85°F (21° - 29°C)|
|Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)|
|Common Name: Congo Green Philodendron|
|Other Name(s): Congo Green|
|Scientific Name: Philodendron 'Congo Green'|
|Plant Type: House Plant|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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