How to care for your Philodendron Congo Rojo?
The Philodendron species thrive in a bright but indirect sunlight. The indirect light will give the plant all the energy it needs to grow big and lush. It will tolerate darker spots but the leaves probably will not grow bigger.
Just like most other Philodendron, the Philodendron Congo Rojo doesn’t need too much water. Normally watering once a week is sufficient, but of course that is depending on your own climate. The plant likes it when the soil is a little moist.
The Philodendron Congo Rojo likes an airy soil mix which is well draining. Try using perlite and pine bark with coco coir to keep light. If you don’t like the hassle of making your own soil you can try using one of our aroid soil mixtures. Alternately you can go for a hydroponic mix like Pon or Grit.
Like most aroids the Philodendron Congo Rojo likes a humid environment. The humidity should be at least 50%.
From mid-March to mid-October (depending on your local climate) it’s advisable to add some fertilizer to the watering. You can check the bottle for the exact instructions. Adding some fertilizer in the growing season gives you Philodendron Congo Rojo an extra kick to grow and stay healthy. In winter time it’s not needed to use a fertilizer.
The best time to repot is during the beginning of the growing season. Check if your plant is root bound in it’s nursery pot. Then it’s time to move it to a bigger size pot of around 2 cm extra.
The Philodendron is toxic for humans and animals if ingested.