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Philodendron Congo Rojo

Philodendron 'Congo Rojo'

Philodendron Congo Rojo plant is a fast-growing philodendron with interesting red-colored new foliage that starts off as copper-red, then ages to a deep emerald green on magnificent red stems.

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Philodendron Congo Rojo Plants for Sale Online

The Congo Rojo Philodendron is a popular indoor plant whose shining reddish green foliage makes a wonderful addition to any space.

Native to South America, these dark green exotic beauties have gained popularity in the US recently. The plants are loved for their lustrous and large foliage and their low maintenance plant care regimen.

Philodendron Rojo Congo care practices include placing in a bright indirect light and watering the plant when the soil dries. Though these plants prefer a bright light, they are not too picky on their light requirements. The Congo will also tolerate a medium to lower light.

Additional care tips for this tropical plant includes promoting high humidity levels and potting in a well draining soil. An ideal potting soil blend for these beauties would incorporate organic matter and chunky additives. This blend will work to aerate the soil and promote drainage.

These plants enjoy being a bit root bound in their pots, so you do not have to worry about frequent repottings with this indoor plant. The Red Congo will also benefit from the application of a slow release fertilizer in spring and summer months.

The Philodendrons' large burgundy green foliage works to compliment most color schemes and give a space a pop of color. The Philodendron Congo Rojo is the ideal houseplant for collectors and beginners alike!


Growzone: 9-11 Philodendron Congo Rojo Hardiness Zone 9-11
Hardiness Zone: 9-11
Mature Height: 24 to 36 Inches
Mature Width: 24 Inches
Classification: Tropical
Sunlight: Fluorescent light to bright, indirect
Habit: Upright
Flower Color: Does not flower
Foliage: Green with red stems
Soil Condition: Well draining, cactus or succulent mix (part sand)
Water Requirements: Likes to go dry
Uses: Does well indoors and in low light conditions

How to Care for Philodendron Congo Rojo

Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!

What is the best light for Philodendron Congo Rojo Plants?

What is the best light for Philodendron Congo Rojo Plants?

Philodendron Congo Rojo Plants thrive in the low light conditions indoors, living with just fluorescent light. They can handle some bright, indirect light too, but too much light will cause browning.

How often should I water Philodendron Congo Rojo Plants?

How often should I water Philodendron Congo Rojo Plants?

Philodendron Congo Rojo Plants does like to dry out between watering. It does not like to stay wet or sit in water. Plants that are watered too often will not survive. If unsure, do not water. Philodendron can go weeks before being watered again.

How do I fertilize Philodendron Congo Rojo Plants?

How do I fertilize Philodendron Congo Rojo Plants?

Any all purpose, foliage fertilizer will work for Philodendron Congo Rojo Plants. Indoor houseplant fertilizers fall into two groups: water soluble, liquid quick release, and granular, slow release fertilizers. Jack's Classic Indoor plant food works well as a powder, quick release fertilizer that is mixed with water to quickly provide nutrients to a plant that has been in a container for an extended time.

What is the best soil for Philodendron Congo Rojo Plants?

What is the best soil for Philodendron Congo Rojo Plants?

Philodendron Congo Rojo Plants prefer a very well draining soil, and prefer to have dry conditions. Regular potting mix with sand mixed in works well for plants potted in containers, otherwise a cactus potting mix would work. The cactus potting mix already has sand and other ingredients to encourage drainage.


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