Plant Care Philodendron Dark Lord

Philodendron Dark Lord

About Philodendron Dark Lord

Philodendrons grow aerial roots that grip the bark of trees, allowing them to grow over 20 feet tall! Their leaves change shape as they climb and can grow larger than a dinner plate. Fossils show Philodendrons growing as far back as 30 million years ago when South America was still connected to Antarctica! ❄️


Philodendron 'Dark Lord'

Also known as

Philodendron Erubescens 'Dark Lord'.

How to care for Philodendron Dark Lord


How often to water your Philodendron Dark Lord

Water needs for Philodendron Dark Lord
0.5 cups
every 9

Philodendron Dark Lord 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 Philodendron Dark Lord

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Philodendron Dark Lord in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Philodendron Dark Lord: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Philodendron Dark Lord 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 Philodendron Dark Lord

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Philodendron Dark Lord: 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 Philodendron Dark Lord after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Philodendron Dark Lord

Philodendron Dark Lord

Philodendron Dark Lord

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.

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