Green Congo (Philodendron Burle Marx)

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Plant Specifications

Plant Name Green Congo - Philodendron Burle Marx
Mature Height 4-5 feet
Mature Width 2-3 feet
Spacing 3-4 feet apart
Sunlight Full to Partial Sun
Temperature Tolerance 60-85°F
Watering Needs Low (Every 2 weeks)
Growth Rate 5 inches/year
Difficulty Level Easy
Grows Well Indoors Yes, with indirect sunlight
Flowering Time Spring to Early Summer
Origin Native to Brazil

Discover the understated elegance of the Green Congo, scientifically named Philodendron Burle Marx. Renowned for its glossy, vibrant green leaves that cascade gracefully, this philodendron species captures the essence of tropical splendor and brings a sense of serenity and nature to any space it graces.

How to Grow

The Green Congo thrives in bright, indirect light, but is also tolerant of lower light conditions, making it a versatile choice for various indoor settings. Like most philodendrons, it prefers a well-draining soil mix and appreciates a humid environment. While it's best suited for USDA zones 10-11, it's predominantly grown as a cherished indoor plant.

Care Tips

Water the Green Congo when the topsoil feels slightly dry, ensuring that the plant never sits in water, as this can lead to root rot. The plant's leaves will benefit from a gentle cleaning with a damp cloth to maintain their luster and to remove dust. If the indoor environment is dry, consider misting the plant or placing it on a tray filled with pebbles and water to increase humidity.


With its cascading leaves and lush green hue, the Red Congo serves as a verdant centerpiece in homes, offices, or enclosed patios. Its simplicity and elegance make it a favored choice for those seeking a touch of nature without the demand for intricate care.

Planting Tips

When potting, ensure the container has adequate drainage holes to prevent water stagnation. A standard potting mix, enhanced with perlite for added drainage, works well. Plant the Green Congo at the same depth it was in its nursery pot, ensuring roots are well-covered but not too deep.


Philodendron Burle Marx is a low-maintenance plant. Periodically inspect its leaves, trimming away any that are yellowing or damaged. To encourage bushier growth, consider pinching back the stems. If the plant becomes too large or overgrown, repotting or division might be necessary.

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