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Philodendron melanochrysum - Black Gold Philodendron


Philodendron melanochrysum, a botanical standout with lush, heart-shaped velvety leaves. Revel in the rich, iridescent green foliage, an exquisite addition to any indoor space. Well-suited for both experienced plant enthusiasts and beginners, this Philodendron thrives in moderate conditions, delivering a touch of natural beauty to your home.

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Philodendron melanochrysum
  • Common Name: Black Gold Philodendron
  • Family: Aroid 
  • Native Range: Brazil 

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Easy
  • Light: Moderate to bright indirect light, can tolerate shade but this may lead to reversion. Avoid direct light as this can burn/fade the leaves, especially the lighter parts  
  • Water: Use a well draining soil mix and keep evenly moist but not soggy by using well aerated soil and a pot with drainage. 
  • Humidity: Average
  • Temperature: 65-75F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves and control growth.
  • Feeding: Fertilize with an all-purpose liquid plant food during spring and summer once a month
  • Propagation: Stem cuttings in water 
  • Growth: Trailing, vining, climbing 
  • Pests: Generally not subject to pests with regular maintenance but be aware of spider mites and mealybugs  
  • Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets