Plant Profile: Philodendron Rojo Congo

Plant Profile: Philodendron Rojo Congo

Plant Profile: Philodendron Rojo Congo

This lush-leaved beauty, with stunning red stems, will surely add some jungle vibes to your home and garden.

The Congo Rojo is different from many other philodendrons because it doesn’t have a climbing habit. Growing instead in a ‘self-heading’ manner, extending both outward and upward.

Overview & Care

Official name:

Rojo Congo Philodendron

Also known as:  

Philodendron tatei

Origins & climate:

South America | Tropical & Subtropical


Philodendrons thrive in warm and well-lit positions with bright indirect light. They don’t like sudden temperature fluctuations, so keep them away from drafts, heaters, or air cons.


Water the plant when the top inch of soil is dry. Water moderately and regularly so the soil is consistently moist but not soggy. Don’t overwater, as it can lead to fungal issues and root rot.


This plant thrives in rich, good quality and well-draining potting mix. Ensure your pot has good drainage, and pour out excess water in the drainage tray

Extra tips: Clean the leaves occasionally with a soft, damp cloth. You can also prune off damaged or dying leaves to keep your plant looking good and in tip-top shape.

This plant is toxic to both humans and animals.  

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