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Philodendron Red Congo

Size: 8" Pot
Style: Grower Pot

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  • Red Congo is a rare, striking philodendron plant that is highly sought after. It has stunning foliage with large glossy leaves in a burgundy red color. As the leaves mature, the dramatic red color turns into a deep green shade. The stems are dark red.

    Philodendron Red Congo’ is a hybrid cultivar, created from Philodendron ‘Imperial Red’ and another unspecified philodendron. This plant can grow up to 3-4 feet indoors.

    Red Congo is not a climber like other Philodendrons. It is a self-heading plant, meaning it grows layers of new foliage from a single stalk.

    Philodendrons are wonderful plants for filtering toxins and impurities in the air, making them perfect houseplants.

    Red Congo produces fragrant flowers in red and white.
  • Red Congo prefers bright, indirect sunlight, but it also tolerates medium light conditions.It needs at least 3-4 hours of light daily. Avoid harsh direct sun to prevent scorching leaves.

    This plant prefers slightly moist but not waterlogged soil. Water thoroughly and drain well after each watering. Check the soil twice per week and only water when the top 1" of the soil is dry to the touch.

    Red Congo likes rich soil that can retain some moisture, but the soil should also drain well to prevent root rot. It is recommended that you mix some peat with general houseplant soil to improve drainage.

    This plant grows best in normal room temperatures (between 65°F-80°F). It does not grow well in temperatures below 50°F and over 90°F. Red Congo thrives in normal indoor humidity, and it is recommended that you mist your plant and use a humidifier when the environment is too dry (humidity level falls below 50%).

    This plant should be fertilized once during the growing season (spring/summer) with diluted houseplant fertilizer.

    This plant is toxic if ingested, so keep it out of reach of pets and children.
  • USDA Zone 10-12

    USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)

    USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)

    USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)

    USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

  • Your plant will be carefully wrapped in a sturdy box. If your plant comes with a clay pot, it will be meticulously bubble wrapped as well. There will be wooden stakes positioned in the soil to support the plant and keep it secured during shipping. When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on the availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied). We do not ship outside of the continental United States.

    Our packaging materials are:
    • 100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard boxes.
    • 100% biodegradable packing peanuts made from natural and non-toxic sources.
    • Bubblewrap will only be used for clay/ ceramic pots
    • Wooden stake to support the plant.


    *All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.
  • We only ship out beautiful, healthy plants with protective packaging. Please track your package and open it immediately upon arrival. All plants are guaranteed for 30 days after arrival. Therefore, please contact us immediately via info@bestplantfriend.com if you receive your package and are not satisfied.

    When you purchase online, your plants have to go through lots of stress while traveling so they may need a few days to adjust to their new environment and thrive. If your plant does not perk back up after a few days of care, let us know and we will send replacements free of charge. Remember that we always try our best to accommodate you.
  • It’s advised that you should repot the plant as soon as you get it. After repotting, your new houseplant will most likely struggle with transplant shock. It may appear droopy, faded, or have a slower growth rate than usual during this time. This is completely normal, and it’s also normal for transplant shock to hit especially hard after repotting a brand-new houseplant. To make sure your plant has plenty of time to adjust to its new surroundings, wait a day after potting and water your plant. Make sure any excess water drains completely from the pot afterward. Monitor your soil’s moisture levels daily to start creating a watering routine. To help perk up your new houseplant, we recommend adding a little water-soluble fertilizer, compost, or sugar water to your soil to boost its nutrients and help it grow.