10" Philodendron Congo Rojo - 1 Plant - 1 to 2 Feet Tall - Ship in 1 Gal Pot
10" Philodendron Congo Rojo
Live Plant With Good Root - 1 to 2 Feet Tall - Ship in 1 Gal Pot
The philodendron Congo Rojo is an attractive warm weather plant that produces showy flowers and interesting leaves. It gets the name “rojo” from its new leaves, which unfurl in a deep, shiny red. As the leaves mature, they fade to a burgundy green color.
Native to South America, the Congo Rojo is different from many other philodendrons in that it doesn’t have a climbing or vining habit. Growing instead in a “self-heading” manner, it grows both outward and upward, peaking at about 2 feet in height and 2 ½ feet in width. Its flowers are very fragrant and come in shades of red, green, and white.
Caring for a philodendron Congo Rojo is very easy, as long as you keep it warm. The plant is very cold sensitive and will suffer serious damage below 40 F. (4 C.).
While it can tolerate short periods of extreme heat, it will also have trouble if exposed to temperatures over 100 F. (38 C.) for too long. Its ideal temperatures are between 76 and 86 F. (24-30 C.) during the day and between 65 and 72 F. (18-22 C.) at night. These tend to correspond to most household temperatures and, as such, growing a philodendron Congo Rojo as a houseplant is very common.