Plant Care Philodendron Melanochrysum

Philodendron Melanochrysum

About Philodendron Melanochrysum

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 melanochrysum

Also known as

Black Gold Philodendron, Black Gold Philodendron, philo melano, p. melano, P. melanochrysum, Philodendron Melano and melanochrysum

How to care for Philodendron Melanochrysum


How often to water your Philodendron Melanochrysum

Water needs for Philodendron Melanochrysum
0.5 cups
every 9

Philodendron Melanochrysum 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 Melanochrysum

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Black Gold Philodendron in your home

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

Philodendron Melanochrysum 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 Melanochrysum

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

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Care Summary for Philodendron Melanochrysum

Philodendron Melanochrysum

Philodendron Melanochrysum

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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