Black Cardinal has glossy bronze and blackish green leaves with lush foliage .
The leaves are broadly oval or truly lance-shaped, emerging light orange or bronze. They slowly mature to a deeper, truly dark green with inclination to nearly black, and oldest leaves on the lowest part of the plant darkest and dullest. Flowers can arise during the warm months at anytime, being a blackish-red, cloak-like wrapping spathe around a white, finger-like spadix.
300mm pot (post within Tasmania only)
Handy Growing Tips:
Plant Group ; Philodendron
- Nearly black leaves
Great gift for the home, apartment, office, dorm or den
Prefers bright, indirect light or artificial light
Keep evenly moist, not wet or dry
Easy to grow
Size (Can grow to) low growing, clumping house plant, this philodendron is "self heading", meaning it does not climb or sprawl like a vine.
Position;Environment Philodendron Black Cardinal is one of the easiest of all house plants to grow. It is very vigorous grower that can take a wide range of conditions. Grow Black Cardinal philodendron in well-draining, moist, fertile soils in partial shade. Avoid alkaline soil at all cost. Too much light and the leaves become more pale or simply dry and brown.
Watering: Too low humidity or soil moisture can cause leaf browning, too, but also note that philodendrons do not like soggy or cold soils. During growing, fertilize with slow-release fertilizer or use a 20-20-20 liquid fertilizer at half-strength every 2 weeks.
If you have heating units or air-conditioners, it is best to avoid placing plants underneath or next to them. This is because of the air blowing out from these units can be extremely hot or cold which can leave a healthy plant burnt, damaged and stressed. We recommend the Australian made Munash Organics soil food & foliage spray or The Plant Runner Plant Food or neem oil to keep you plants happy and healthy!
Delivery Options - Spend $99 or more online in our Plantary and we offer FREE delivery within Tasmania.
WE CANNOT SHIP PLANTS OUTSIDE OF TASMANIA!!!
ALL plants shipped OUTSIDE Tasmania are now sent bare root. Do not fear this is the best way to get them all the way to you in the best possible condition. They come carefully wrapped in damp sphagnum moss to make the journey, you may choose a fab new pot from our range of pots including one of our favourites Aussie made Mr Kitly.
*Disclaimer: We pack our gorgeous plants for shipment extremely carefully, however we do ask that you keep in mind that once they leave our store, we cannot guarantee how carefully they are handled in transit. We cannot guarantee they have been sung to or talked to by the postmen!
So, if a leaf is a little bent, bruised or maybe a small stem broken off, we cannot control this. If by some chance your plant did not arrive alive, never fear, we have got you covered just email our customer service team email@example.com and we will either replace the plants pronto or refund you.