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Philodendron melanochrysum

black-gold philodendron

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Philodendron melanochrysum

black-gold philodendron

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  • 12cm pot - 40cm tall
  • £89.99
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  • Position: bright filtered or indirect light
  • Soil: general-purpose potting compost
  • Rate of growth: fast
  • Hardiness: tender (indoors only)
  • Current height: approximately 40cm (+ or - 10% including the pot)
  • Pot cover: choose a 20cm pot cover to give a good fit over the pot

    This easy-to-grow, tropical philodendron will add colour and a feel of the South American jungle to a room. Popular houseplants for some time now, this species has a touch of coppery-gold veins to new leaves that fade to rainforest green as they mature. Technically a scrambling climber, Philodendron melanochrysum will benefit in time from the support of a moss pole to achieve its prominence in an indirectly lit corner and show off its unusual, velvet-textured heart-shaped leaves up to 75cm in length.

    Please note that the pot in the photograph is not supplied with the plant (which is sent out in a simple nursery alternative), but we have a wide and wonderful range on our website to choose from.

  • Home care: Water freely when in growth, but keep drier in winter. Use a balanced liquid fertiliser once a month from the early spring to the late summer. Mist the leaves regularly with water to increase humidity and every so often put it under a cold shower to clean the leaves. Make sure the winter temperatures stay above 10°C, and repot every couple of years.
  • Humans/Pets: Harmful if eaten; skin/eye irritant/allergen

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