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Philodendron Melanochrysum (Acclimated)

Regular price
$108.00 CAD
Regular price
$135.00 CAD
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$108.00 CAD

All photos are an indication of the plant species and size reference only. Each plant may vary from the example photo by 1-3 leaves.  All plants will have slight variations in coloring and condition. Decorative pot not included. Plants will be shipped in sphagnum moss or perlite. 

The Philodendron Melanochrysum is a stunning tropical that doesn't always get the attention or credit that it deserves. The dark green, nearly black crystalline leaves are brought to life by it's bright golden veins. The contrast of this deep green and crystalline gold gave this plant it's name, as Melanochrysum means "black gold". New growth emerges as a burnt orange that develops into the "black gold" velvet leaves we adore. 


Light: The Melanochrysum requires bright, but filtered or indirect light. Too bright of light and the leaves may go yellow or even burn. To give your plant the perfect environment, place it in an east-facing or north-facing window, where it can get enough light to grow and thrive.

 Water: Water when the top inch of soil is dry. Do not allow the soil to dry completely. Do not let sit in excess water as Philodendrons are very prone to root rot,

Temperature/Humidity: The ideal temperature they prefer is between 70-80 °F (21-27 °C). Philodendrons can also take temperatures down to 60 °F (15 °C), but keep in mind that this is not an ideal environment for your plant. The Melanochrysum doesn't require humidity supports to survive, but will grow thicker, lusher leaves in an environment of around 60% humidity. 

Soil/Potting: As holds true for most philodendrons, a well draining but nutritious soil mix is best. We suggest a sphagnum peat moss with perlite, placed in a pot with adequate drainage holes.

*Philodendrons are toxic to cats and dogs. Do not consume*

Philodendrons were part of NASA clean air study and found effective in improving indoor air quality by removing formaldehyde.