Philodendron Congo Care Guide


As members of the philodendron family, Congos prefer bright, indirect light though they can adjust to medium levels of light as well. Keep them out of harsh direct sunlight, as too much of it can burn their leaves.


Let your Congo dry out between waterings. Water thoroughly when topsoil is dry, usually once a week. Avoid overwatering, and note that your watering schedule may be less frequent during winter months.


Congos, unlike other philodendrons, are not climbers but instead “self-heading” plants, meaning they grow new foliage in layers from a single stalk. They are relatively slow growers and can reach up to four feet tall indoors.