Philodendron Rojo Congo
Philodendron 'Rojo Congo' is a unique cultivar hybridized in Florida, producing large, ovate leaves of a burgundy green colour. Unlike most other large-leaf Philodendrons, the Congo doesn’t have a climbing or vining habit, remaining a relatively compact bush instead, making them more suitable for smaller indoor spaces. As the plant grows, its leaves spread outwards and the stiff stems keep the leaves and plant upright all on their own.
They should not be in a position to see the sun directly, although early morning or late evening sun is fine. Filtered sunlight through a sheer curtain is best and most homes are comprised primarily of indirect sunlight. The best spot for them is where they do not see the sun during the majority of the day but still get bright, indirect light.
They will do well in medium light but will grow faster with brighter light. A good medium-light place in your home would be in the middle of a room that has a regular size window. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.
They need to be watered when the top half of the soil is dry to the touch. That usually takes about 1 week in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions, but it's always safer to underwater or give the soil a check before you water again. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.
They will do well in average humidity environments but will appreciate a little bit of humidity if provided, give them a mist daily or get a humidifier.
This Philodendron is very easy, perfect for beginners! Rotate your plant every week or so to encourage even, consistent, and healthy growth. Allow the soil to dry out more between waterings during the winter seasons.
The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.