Unlike most philodendrons, this blushing beauty has red stalks! New leaves come in a beautiful red that fades to a deep green as the leaves mature. Like the ‘Gongo Green,’ this Philodendron is not a climber, instead, it is ‘self-heading.' New foliage grows in layers off of the previous petiole and leaf, this is very similar to the Monstera Deliciosa!
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 Rojo’, 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 Rojo' Care Tips
Other Common names: Rojo Philodendron, Red Congo
Binomial name: Philodendron tatei ‘Congo Rojo’
Care Level: Easy
Light: Bright, indirect light
Water: Allow the top 2” of the soil to dry
Pet Friendly: No
The Philodendron 'Congo Rojo' Story
Where is it from?
Philodendron tatei are native to South America.
Who is the Philodendron 'Congo Rojo'?
This attractive blushing beauty is a cultivar of the Philodendron ‘Congo Green’. The stalk, petioles, and new leaves of the ‘Congo Rojo’ are a striking red.
Good For You!
Philodendrons are strong air purifiers and the large paddle-shaped leave are excellent at trapping dust particles!
Is the Philodendron 'Congo Rojo' the right plant for me?
Philodendrons are notoriously easy to care for. We suggest that you think about where you will put the ‘Congo Rojo’ 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 Rojo’ develops large padel-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!