Philodendron Red Congo is one of the most colorful specimanes you can adore your room with! Here’s how to grow it easily!
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Philodendron Red Congo Plant Information
Philodendron Red Congo is a unique hybrid variety of Philodendron Imperial Red and Philodendron Tatei. With oval, erect burgundy-green leaves, it grows up in a beautiful rosette formation.
The best part is that it can do pretty well in the mix of shade and light, making it one of the best houseplants!
Propagating Philodendron Red Congo
Growing Philodendron Red Congo from cuttings is the best way to multiply this plant. Snip a 5-6 inches long cutting from a healthy plant and plant it in a well-draining potting mix.
Water well and keep it where it gets bright but indirect light. For best results, do it in spring or summer. It will form new growth within 2-4 weeks.
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Requirements for Growing Philodendron Red Congo
The non-variegated Philodendron Red Congo can do well in the mix of shade and light, but the colorful ones need a little more sunlight to have vividness on the foliage. Exposing the plant daily to mild morning sun for 2-3 hours will do wonders.
Avoid exposing it directly to the afternoon sun for long hours, as it will burn the foliage.
Use a well-draining growing medium rich in organic matter to grow Philodendron Red Congo. Adding a bit of compost and coco peat in the mix will also help.
Temperature and Humidity
It grows best in the temperature range of 64-86°F or 18-30°C. Avoid exposing it to temperatures lower than 50F (10C). Also, keep it away from cold windows, drafts, or vents.
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Philodendron Red Congo Care
The plant grows at its own slow space, so don’t worry about feeding it much. To boost the growth, use a balanced liquid fertlizer, diluted to 1/4 of its strength, once in 6-8 weeks. Avoid feeding the plant in winter.
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Pests and Diseases
Keep it safe from spider mites, mealybugs, whiteflies, and scale bugs. Use an application of insecticidal soap to get rid of them. Keeping the foliage dry and saving the plant from overwatering will keep it free of diseases.