Imported from Holland
Plant Care – Philodendron Black Gold, Philodendron melanochrysum
Light: Place your Philodendron Black Gold under bright, indirect sunlight and do avoid direct sunlight as it will cause its leave to turn yellow. Too much exposure to direct sunlight and high temperatures will cause the plant to dry up, leaves to turn yellow and wilt.
Water: Allow the top surface of the soil to dry up between watering the plant. We recommend watering it once a week or whenever necessary. Overwatering your Philodendron can cause water beds and this will result in root problems. Droopy leaves are a good sign of overwatering, therefore you should skip a week of watering.
Soil: The Philodendron thrives in a well-draining potting mix that can retain some moisture. Do remember to repot when the plant becomes too big and its roots become root-bound.
Humidity Requirement: Medium with warm temperatures
Fun Facts about the Philodendron Black Gold: One of the best climbing foliage plants for a conservatory, black gold philodendron has heart-shaped leaves that are typically 25 cm long, but in ideal conditions they can grow even longer. Young plants have smaller, broader, copper-red leaves, but when established they are quite superb; they have a velvety sheen on the blackish-green surface, and beautiful, pale green veins. The rare, insignificant flowers are best removed.
Grow it up a moss pole and spray regularly to create humidity. Water freely when in full growth and add a monthly liquid feed. Susceptible to scale insects and red spider mites.
The name suffix “melanochrysum” means “black gold” and refers to “tiny golden sparkles” sometimes observed when the leaves of the adult plant (which are dark, almost black) are in sunlight.
*Product photo shown is for reference only. Actual plant colour, type, size & arrangement may differ from the photo.
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