Philodendron Red Congo
- The Philodendron thrives in bright, indirect light. However, this plant will also adapt to low and medium light.
- Water every couple of weeks (depending on light conditions), allowing soil to dry out between waterings. Increase frequency with increased light. Decrease frequency with lower light.
- They like a rich, somewhat chunky soil mix with a good dose of peat that drains well. You don’t want the roots to stay too wet otherwise they’ll rot. A good mixture would be 1/2 potting soil, ¼ coco coir (which is also called coco fiber), and 1/4 pumice/perlite.
- Philodendrons are poisonous to pets, and any ingestion is cause for an immediate call to your vet.
- Using sharp, clean scissors, cut an inch or two below a node. Fill a glass or small container with water. Submerge only the stem of the vine, any leaves that are sitting in the water will rot. Avoid any direct sun. You may need to change the water out every few days to keep it fresh. After a week or so, transfer to indoor potting soil. During the first few weeks, or until your plant feels firmly rooted in its soil, regularly water and drain your Philodendron.