- Rare Plant
- Bold Red Stems, Glossy Green Foliage
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
- Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 2 feet
The Congo Rojo Philodendron hails from the tropics of South America and features broad, glossy-green leaves and an upright, rosette growth habit. The thick stems of mature plants have a deep reddish hue for an unexpected burst of color.
Best Locations For Growing Congo Rojo Philodendron
Like most tropical plants, the Congo Rojo Philodendron likes warm temperatures, bright indirect light, and high humidity. Comfortable room temperature is enough to keep this plant happy, but avoid placing this Philodendron near exterior doors, drafty windows, or vents. This plant appreciates increased humidity. Avoid arid areas and consider using a humidifier or humidity tray to give it some extra dampness.
Congo Rojo Philodendron Sunlight Requirements
This plant needs bright indirect sunlight, so the ideal location will routinely be bathed in sunlight throughout the day. Direct sunlight is more than the foliage can handle, but you can still feature the plant close to a window so it can soak up the rays.
Congo Rojo Philodendron Care
Philodendrons are low-maintenance houseplants. Use rich, moist, but well-drained soil. The Congo Rojo Philodendron likes consistent moisture, at least during the spring and summer, but it does not want to be waterlogged. Reduce how often you water and fertilize the plant during the winter if the plant is not actively growing. Houseplants do not always go dormant, but growth may slow in response to less sunlight.
Watering Congo Rojo Philodendron
Feel the soil to determine when the Congo Rojo Philodendron needs water. Water the plant when the top couple inches of soil are dry. Drench the soil until excess water drains through the pot. Do not leave the Congo Rojo Philodendron in standing water because that can damage the roots.
Feeding Congo Rojo Philodendron
Routine fertilization will help this lush beauty push out new foliage and develop deep, dark red stems. Feed Congo Rojo Philodendron using a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every other week during the spring and summer. If the plant stops pushing out new foliage during the winter, cut back on fertilizing.
Congo Rojo 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: 2 feet
|Mature Spread: 2.5 feet
|Flower Color(s): Pink, Purple, White
|Flower Shade/Description: White, Pink, or Purple
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Foliage Description: Glossy, Dark Green
|Temperature: 65° - 85°F (18° - 29°C)
|Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)
|Common Name: Congo Rojo Philodendron
|Other Name(s): Congo Rojo
|Scientific Name: Philodendron tatei 'Congo Rojo'
|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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