Plant Care Philodendron 'Red Congo'

Philodendron 'Red Congo'

4.6 out of 5 (15 experiences)

Philodendron 'Red Congo' has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Philodendron 'Red Congo' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Philodendron 'Red Congo'

Philodendrons grow aerial roots that grip the bark of trees, allowing them to grow over 20 feet tall! Their leaves change shape as they climb and can grow larger than a dinner plate. Fossils show Philodendrons growing as far back as 30 million years ago when South America was still connected to Antarctica! ❄️


Philodendron 'Rojo Congo'

Also known as

Philodendron 'Rojo Congo' and Red Congo

How to care for Philodendron 'Red Congo'


How often to water your Philodendron 'Red Congo'

Water needs for Philodendron 'Red Congo'
0.5 cups
every 9

Philodendron 'Red Congo' needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Philodendron 'Red Congo'

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size


Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Select a city to check sunlight intensity

Finding light for Philodendron 'Red Congo' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Philodendron 'Red Congo': 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Philodendron 'Red Congo' can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Philodendron 'Red Congo' in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Philodendron 'Red Congo'

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Philodendron 'Red Congo': repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Philodendron 'Red Congo' after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Native Region

Care Summary for Philodendron 'Red Congo'

Philodendron 'Red Congo'

Philodendron 'Red Congo'

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 6ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Philodendron 'Red Congo' has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 10
Philodendron 'Red Congo' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 8
Philodendron 'Red Congo' has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 8
Philodendron 'Red Congo' has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Philodendron 'Red Congo' has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Philodendron 'Red Congo' has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
@Megan avatar
leaf-1 79 Plants
xp 14,641 XP
globe Washington, DC

Such a great plant. Huge leaves, which I love. Doesn’t require a ton of attention.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
@RinnyK avatar
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 1,688 XP
globe Round Hill, VA

Loved this plant so much we got another. We made a few mistakes (direct sunlight is a no no) but upon moving it and giving it time and love it’s grown new leaves. And it’s looking good. Hoping to nurse it back to its full health this winter.

Easy to care for, lush leaves.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily
@Slucas11 avatar
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 61 XP

Super easy to take care of, and doesn’t need much maintenance!!

Trending in your area

Similar to Philodendron 'Red Congo'

Discover rare plants

This plant is popular in