Philodendron melanochrysum, Black Gold Philodendron Plant
Description for Philodendron melanochrysum, Black Gold Philodendron
Plant height: 7 - 11 inches
Plant spread: 4 - 6 inches
Melanochrysum is a large velvet leaf variety of philodendron whose leaves start out pink with light green veins and slowly matures into a deep dark green with a velvety texture. This plant does require a totem or some sort of pole to climb otherwise it will tend to meander and droop.
Common name(s): Black Gold Philodendron
Flower colours: Not defined
Bloom time: Rarely flowers indoors
Max reachable height: Up to 20 feet
Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow
Planting and care
Plant the bulbs in autumn. Use the potting media as the soil, vermicompost, and coco peat. After planting, watering should be done. Keep the plant in partial sunlight for better growth.
Sunlight: Partial shade
Soil: Well-drained soil
Temperature: 20 to 30 degree C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
Caring for Philodendron melanochrysum
Keep the plant in the partial shade area.
Watering should be done early in the morning if the soil is dry.
Don't use the cold and chlorinated water.
Apply fertilizer in monsoon and spring season.
Re-potting is done in the spring season.
Remove the dried plant part and leaves.
Typical uses of Philodendron melanochrysum
Special features: Popular indoor plant of easy culture. Train on a trellis or a moisture-retaining column, or trail down from a container or hanging basket.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for the ornamental purpose.