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Philodendron 'Congo Rojo' | Live Plant | Azucena Nursery

Philodendron 'Congo Rojo' | Live Plant | Azucena Nursery

  • Botanical Name: Philodendron
  • Common Names: Congo Rojo
  • Description: The Congo Rojo is a unique tropical plant native to South America. This plant is different than most philodendrons as its stems will not grow in a vine like habit. The Congo Rojo is a self-header that spreads outward as it grows upward. The glossy, dark green, thick leaves are spaced very close to each other on a single stem. The stiff, barely visible stem, keeps a Philodendron Congo upright and elegant looking as it matures.
  • Here are some general care guidelines for Philodendrons:

    1. Light: Philodendrons typically prefer bright, indirect light. Avoid exposing them to direct sunlight, as it can scorch their leaves. They can tolerate lower light conditions but may not grow as vigorously.

    2. Watering: Allow the top inch or two of the soil to dry out between waterings. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so it's essential to provide good drainage and avoid letting the plant sit in standing water.

    3. Humidity: Philodendrons appreciate higher humidity levels, but they can adapt to average household humidity. If the air is dry, you can increase humidity by misting the plant or using a humidifier.

    4. Temperature: These plants prefer temperatures between 65°F to 80°F (18°C to 27°C). Avoid exposing them to cold drafts or temperatures below 55°F (13°C).

    5. Soil: Use a well-draining, peat-based potting mix that retains some moisture but doesn't become waterlogged.

    6. Fertilizer: During the growing season (spring and summer), you can feed your Philodendron with a balanced, liquid houseplant fertilizer every 2-4 weeks. In the dormant season (fall and winter), reduce or stop fertilization.

    7. Pruning: You can trim away any yellow or damaged leaves to encourage healthy growth. Additionally, if the plant becomes leggy or overgrown, you can prune it back to a desired size.

    8. Propagation: Philodendrons can be propagated through stem cuttings. Take a cutting with a few nodes, remove the lower leaves, and place it in water or a well-draining potting mix until it develops roots.

    9. Pest and Disease: Keep an eye out for common houseplant pests like spider mites, mealybugs, and aphids. If any infestation occurs, treat it promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.

    Remember that specific care requirements may vary depending on the specific variety of "Philodendron 'Congo Rojo'". Therefore, it's always a good idea to observe the plant closely and adjust your care routine accordingly. If you obtain the plant from a nursery or seller, they may also provide care instructions tailored to this specific variety.

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