Philodendrons are plants on a mission, that mission is to grow! This makes them very easy to take care of. The ‘Congo Green’ is an excellent alternative to the Monstera Deliciosa.
It grows in a similar way to the Monstera but has a similar leaf shape as the Bird of Paradise!
Grow Pot Size: 4” and 6”
Overall Height Including Grow Pot: 10-24” Depending on the grow pot size.
Plant Care Level: Easy
Like all Philodendrons the ‘Congo Green’ will not say no to higher humidity levels and lots of bright light. However, it is one of the most adaptable philodendrons out there. And because of this, they can handle a wide range of environments including lower light levels and humidity!
Philodendron 'Congo Green' Care Tips
How to care for information:
Binomial name: Philodendron tatei ‘Congo Green’
- The thin leaves are susceptible to burning in direct sunlight. Instead place your plant in a location with bright, indirect sunlight.
- Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.
- Stem cuttings can be placed in moist soil or water until it forms roots that are about 2-3” long then transplant to moist soil. Take a cutting with a node (where the petiole meets the main stem).
- Use a well-draining, high organic matter soil mix.
The Philodendron 'Congo Green' Story
Where is it from?
The ‘Congo Green’ is native to South America.
Who is the Philodendron 'Congo Green'?
Unlike other members of the Philodendron genre, the ‘Congo Green’ does not have a climbing or vining growth pattern. It is a ground-dwelling shrub and can become quite bushy.
Good For You!
Philodendrons are strong air purifiers and the large paddle-shaped leave are excellent at trapping dust particles!
Is the Philodendron 'Congo Green' the right plant for me?
Philodendrons are notoriously easy to care for. We suggest that you think about where you will put the ‘Congo Green’ before adding it to your home, happy plants will grow quickly! As this plant grows its paddle-shaped leaves will become quite large.
Pet Friendly: No, Philodendrons are not to be ingested.
Location Suggestions: The ‘Congo Green’ develops large paddle-shaped leaves similar to that of a Banana tree or bird of paradise. Provide lots of room for your plant to grow. They work well in bedrooms and living rooms or an obscure corner in your office!