Philodendron Congo

Philodendron Congo

Philodendron Congo is a large-leafed houseplant that, at first glance, embraces the feel of the jungle.

Philodendron Congo Appearance

Scientific name
Philodendron Congo
Common Name
Philodendron Congo
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Philodendron Congo Care

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More than 24°C
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Medium
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High
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temperature

Philodendron Congos grow well in normal household temperatures between 70°-85°F (21.1° 29.4°C). Keep these plants away from cold drafts and air conditioners.

light

A Philodendron Congo can grow almost anywhere except in the direct sun. In low light the plant often looks stretched out as it tries to reach for the light.

watering

Always allow the top 50% of the soil to dry out before watering a Philodendron. When watering, cover the entire surface to prevent leaf problems because of dry soil areas.

humidity

Higher humidity is a plus, but philodendrons do well in basic household humidity.

soil

Use a rich quick-draining soil for philodendrons. You may have to add a little sand to your usual soil mix.

Propagation

Growers use tissue cultures to propagate this Philodendron hybrid. You can use off- shoots or air layering if you want to try to propagate a Congo.

Toxicity

Philodendron Hybrid is toxic if ingested. Keep away from pets and small children. It may also cause skin irritation.

Fertilizing

Fertilize monthly only when the plant is actively growing with a balanced food at 1/2 the recommended strength. If the plant is not producing new leaves, it doesn’t need plant food.

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