Red Congo Philodendron (Philodendron 'Rojo Congo')

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Growing Zone: 10-11
Growing Zone: 10-11 Outdoors

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Philodendron 'Rojo Congo', Red Congo Philodendron
Mature Height 3-6 feet
Mature Width 2-3 feet
Spacing 2-3 feet apart
Sunlight Full to Partial Sun
Temperature Tolerance 60-85°F
Watering Needs Low to Moderate (Once a week)
Growth Rate Slow to Moderate (2-4 inches/year)
Difficulty Level Easy
Grows Well Indoors Yes
Flowering Time Rarely
Origin Native to tropical America

Introducing the vibrant allure of the Red Congo Philodendron (Philodendron 'Rojo Congo'). Distinguished by its deep burgundy stems and lush, dark green leaves with red undersides, this philodendron variety offers a captivating blend of colors and textures, making it a standout in any plant collection.

How to Grow

The Red Congo Philodendron flourishes in bright, indirect light but can also adapt to medium light conditions. Originating from the tropical rainforests, it prefers a humid environment and a well-draining, peaty soil mix. While ideally suited for USDA zones 10-11, it is most commonly nurtured indoors, where its vibrant hues can be admired year-round.

Care Tips

Water the Red Congo when the top inch of soil feels dry, taking care not to over-water, as this can lead to root rot. Its foliage will benefit from occasional wiping with a damp cloth to remove dust and enhance its natural gloss. To maintain its preferred humid environment, consider misting the plant or placing it near a humidifier.


With its striking contrast of burgundy and green, the Red Congo serves as a visual centerpiece in living areas, offices, or bedrooms. Its bold aesthetics complement modern, minimalist decor as well as more traditional settings, making it a versatile choice for interior design.

Planting Tips

When potting, choose a container with adequate drainage to prevent water stagnation. Opt for a potting mix designed for philodendrons or mix standard potting soil with perlite for better drainage. Ensure the plant's roots are covered, but avoid burying the stems too deeply.


This philodendron variant requires minimal maintenance. Regularly inspect its leaves and trim any that appear yellow or damaged. As the plant grows, consider rotating it to ensure even growth, especially if it is placed near a light source.

Pests and Diseases

Monitor for common indoor pests such as aphids, mealybugs, or spider mites. Early infestations can be managed with insecticidal soaps or neem oil. By practicing proper watering techniques, you can avoid most root and fungal issues.

Note: While the Red Congo Philodendron offers a burst of tropical color to interiors, it's important to understand that, like other philodendrons, its leaves can be toxic when ingested. Always position the plant out of reach of children and pets.

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