Philodendron Congo Green
The Congo Green is a unique tropical plant native to South America. It is a self-header that spreads outward as it grows upward. The glossy, dark green, thick leaves are spaced very close to each other on a single stem.
Light: Prefers bright, indirect light. It can survive in medium light conditions, but growth may slow. Do not put it in full, direct sunlight as it will burn the foliage.
Water: Water when the top 95% of soil is dry.
*We recommend Bottom-watering, sometimes called reverse watering, is when you place a plant in a bowl of water, allowing the soil and roots to soak water from the bottom up. (Naturally, your pot needs to have drainage holes for this to work.)
Humidity: Normal household humidity is fine for Philodendron Birkin, but higher humidity encourages larger leaves. Your plant will benefit from regular misting.
Temperature: Your plant will grow well in temperatures between 65-80 degrees during the day and above 55 degrees at night. Keep it away from drafts, especially during the winter months.
Food: Feed once a month during spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants. Feed every other month during the fall and winter.
Toxicity: Philodendron leaves are toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will result in swelling of the lips and tongue, and stomach irritation with possible vomiting.