Philodendron Congo is a new and distinct cultivar of Philodendron. It is a product of the cross or breeding between Philodendron Imperial Red as the female parent and an unidentified cultivar of the Philodendron tatei. This plant grows vigorously in an upright but spreading or open manner. New Congo leaves are brownish maroon to almost red in color while the large mature ones are dark green in color with a touch of red. The plant leaf petioles remain reddish purple to bright right with long-lasting petiole sheaths. Congos thick and glossy leaves growing on long stems appear to be spreading and open making it suitable for indoor use. Oftentimes, nurseries and even households grow Congo plants in containers.