Philodendron 'Congo'

What To Expect

You will receive a healthy plant that meets our strict quality standards in a nursery pot size of your choosing. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos. We offer a plant health guarantee on all of our plants! Please see our Shipping Policy and Refund Policy for more information. We also include shipping heat packs at no charge as needed during cold weather. Still have questions? Check out our FAQ or Contact Us!


The Philodendron 'Congo' is a large-leafed variety of the Philodendron family of plants that features smooth-edged, oval-shaped leaves. Leaves come in a wide variety of colors such as Rojo (red leaves), Emerald (dark green), Moonlight (washed-out light green), and Green. This plant gets its common name of 'Congo 'from its growth habit that at first glance gives the appearance of a jungle. It prefers bright light and can adapt to basic household humidity. 

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Philodendron 
  • Common Name: Congo
  • Family: Araceae
  • Native Range: Tropical America

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care: Moderate 
  • Light: Prefers bright, indirect light
  • Water: Water only weekly. Avoid overwatering 
  • Humidity: Moderate
  • Temperature: 70-80F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves and control growth.
  • Feeding: Fertilize monthly during spring and summer with a balanced food at 1/2 the recommended strength
  • Propagation: Stem cuttings
  • Pests: Generally not subject to pests. Keep leaves clean to avoid pests. 
  • Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets