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Philodendron 'Congo Rojo'

Philodendron 'Congo Rojo'

Regular price $40.40 USD
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Common Names: Congo Rojo
Botanical Name: Philodendron

    Philodendron 'Congo Rojo' Description

    The Philodendron 'Congo Rojo' boasts large, glossy leaves that emerge a deep red or burgundy and mature to a dark green with a red tinge. The plant's sturdy, upright stems can support quite large leaves, making it an impressive architectural plant for interior spaces. Unlike many other philodendrons, it does not climb or trail but maintains a compact, bushy appearance.

    Care Plan for Philodendron 'Congo Rojo'

    Light: This plant performs best in medium to bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light levels. Low light may reduce the richness of the leaf color and cause the plant to become leggy. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can burn the leaves.

    Watering: Water the 'Congo Rojo' when the top inch of soil feels dry. Ensure the plant is watered thoroughly, allowing excess water to drain away. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so good drainage is essential. Reduce watering during the winter months when the plant's growth naturally slows.

    Humidity: While it can tolerate average indoor humidity, higher humidity levels will promote lush leaf production and overall health. Consider using a humidifier, misting the plant regularly, or placing it on a pebble tray to increase the ambient humidity.

    Temperature: It thrives in typical indoor temperatures, ideally between 65-80°F (18-27°C). Avoid placing your plant near cold drafts or heating vents.

    Child and Pet Safety: The Philodendron 'Congo Rojo' is toxic to both pets and humans if ingested. It contains calcium oxalate crystals which can cause irritation, swelling of the mouth and throat, and gastrointestinal upset. Therefore, it's best to place the plant where children and pets cannot reach it.

    General Tips: Fertilize the 'Congo Rojo' every month during the growing season with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer to support its vigorous growth. Pruning is not typically necessary, but you can trim any old or yellowed leaves to keep the plant looking tidy.
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