Philodendron melanochrysum | Black Gold Philodendron
14cm pot / approx. 60cm height
Bright indirect light
Water when the top few inches feel dry, you can allow this plant to dry out more in the winter as it's very susceptible to issue if over watered.
Philodendrons generally behave well
Did you know...?
Bright indirect light is ideal for this plant, any midday sun rays will be too harsh but filtered evening sunshine. If not enough light is received then you can expect slower, stretched out growth. To ensure the plant takes in all the light it needs, dust the leaves with a dry microfiber cloth or paint brush, the velvety texture doesn't enjoy having water droplets on them so don't be tempted to mist or use a wet cloth when dusting.
When watering you may let the top couple of inches to dry out during the warmer months, allow more of the soil to dry out in the colder months. Philodendrons hate cold draughts, if exposed to temperature drops you may have curling, yellowing of leaves dropping off.
After you find the best spot at home for this plant, it will be quite the show stopper within your collection.