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