Houseplants

Congo Rojo Philodendron

Philodendron tatei ssp. melanochlorum
Congo Rojo Philodendron is a dense, low spreading tropical plant with large glossy green leaves with a burgundy tinge. Its foliage arches outward from red petioles and is great for indoor containers as a tropical accent.
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Quick Facts

  • Easy care
  • Dark red stems
  • Beautifully pointed foliage

Details

Congo Rojo Philodendron is a dense, low spreading tropical plant with large glossy green leaves with a burgundy tinge. Its foliage arches outward from red petioles and is great for indoor containers as a tropical accent.

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About This Plant

Type

Houseplants

Plant Safety

Philodendron are considered mildly toxic to house pets, and will cause temporary illness if ingested. Take care to ensure pets don't chew or eat it. More information here.

Air Purifying

Yes

Leaf Color

Green

Flowering

Non-flowering

Mature Height

Up to 24 inches

Mature Width

Up to 30 inches

Grower/Brand

Pacific Sun Growers

California residents please see Prop 65 WARNING

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
Select a potting soil suitable for indoor plants, one that is light and drains freely. If the soil is dry, add enough water and mix it in to make the soil just damp. Add enough soil to the new container so that the top of the root ball will sit a bit below the rim of the container, 1/4-inch for smaller plants up to an inch for very large plants. This will help prevent spills when you water. Remove your plant from its old container and gently tease the roots from the surface of the root ball. Place the plant in the new container, adding or removing soil to bring the top of the root ball to the desired level. Add soil around the root ball, firming it in lightly. Water in to settle the soil, adding more if needed. Water your newly repotted plant lightly for the next several weeks while the roots are growing into the new soil. Indoor plants can be especially prone to rot from overwatering at this point.
General Care Description
Always remove any decaying plant material from the soil to keep your plant healthy and happy. Allow top 50% of soil to dry out before watering.

Effort of Care

Low

Soil Type

Prefers loose, well-drained soil formulated for indoor use.

Humidity

Moderate

Temperature

The ideal temperatures are between 75 and 85 F.

Growth Rate

Moderate

Light Needs

Philodendron Congo Rojo prefers bright, indirect light; placing it near an east or south facing window is ideal. It will, however, survive in lower light and the leaves will turn a darker green. Direct sun or too much light will burn or fade the leaves.

Water Needs

Water regularly, once a week or so, when soil becomes dry

Disease and Pests

No serious pests, but spider mites, mealy bugs, and scale can become problems indoors

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