Plant Care Black Cardinal

Black Cardinal

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About Black Cardinal

Black Cardinal is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in moderate sunlight 🌤 and should be less than 6 feet from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as being a survivor with only 24 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Black Cardinal likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.


Philodendron erubescens 'Black Cardinal'

How to care for Black Cardinal


How often to water your Black Cardinal

Water needs for Black Cardinal
0.5 cups
every 9

Black Cardinal needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Black Cardinal

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Black Cardinal in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Black Cardinal: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Black Cardinal can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

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How to fertilize Black Cardinal

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Black Cardinal: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Black Cardinal after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Black Cardinal

Black Cardinal

Black Cardinal

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 6ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

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