Philodendron Melanochrysum is a handsome specimen that can add plenty of charm to your rooms! Here are all the details to grow it!
Sunning veined foliage and a climbing habit make Philodendron Melanochrysum one spectacular plant to have indoors! Let’s have a look at how to grow Black-Gold Philodendron!
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Philodendron Melanochrysum Plant Information
This tropical philodendron is native to South America, loves warmer climates, and prefers climbing up almost anything. In the right growing conditions, it can climb/grow upto 2-5 feet. You can also give it support of a moss pole in a pot.
This plant may be hard to come across, but if you get one, it will be one handsome specimen to flaunt!
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Propagating Philodendron Melanochrysum
Multiplying Philodendron Melanochrysum is quite an easy process, and you can do it easily by snipping a 5-6 inches long cutting from a healthy plant. For best results, do it in spring or summer. It will form new growth within 2-4 weeks.
Requirements for Growing Philodendron Melanochrysum
The dark and glossy leaves of Philodendron Melanochrysumwill will grow bigger in size when you expose the plant to plenty of bright but indirect light in most parts of the day.
Avoid exposing it directly to the afternoon sun for long hours, as it will burn the foliage.
Philodendron Melanochrysum thrives in well-draining soil rich in organic matter. Amend the growing medium with compost and coco peat. Also, adding a bit of perlite will help in drainage.
The large and soft foliage of the plant is quite sensitive to overwatering, so avoid watering the plant daily as it can result in root rot. Water when the topsoil feels a little dry to the touch.
Temperature and Humidity
Philodendron Melanochrysum grows best in the temperature range of 64-86°F or 18-30°C. Avoid exposing it to temperatures lower than 50F (10C). You can place its pot on a pebble tray filled with water to increase humidity levels.
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Philodendron Melanochrysum Care
You don’t have to feed Philodendron Melanochrysum if you have used a rich potting medium when starting the plant. To boost the growth, use a balanced liquid fertlizer, diluted to 1/4 of its strength, once in 6-8 weeks. Avoid feeding the plant in winter.
Pests and Diseases
Keeping the foliage dry and saving the plant from overwatering will keep it free of diseases.