Philodendron Melanochrysum

Description

Philodendron melanochrysum is a species of flowering plant in the family Araceae, endemic to the wet Andean foothills of Colombia, growing at approximately 500m above sea level in the provinces of Chocó and Antioquia but widely cultivated elsewhere as an ornamental.

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Philodendron Melanochrysum Care

Overview

Humidity
50% - 60%
Light
Medium (Light - Indirect)
Soil
Mix soil
Temperature
15 - 24
Watering
Medium

Humidity

Philodendron Melanochrysum like high humidity but still grow well in regular household humidity.

Light

The Philodendron Melanochrysum can cope with low light conditions, but grows faster and produces more leaves bright indirect light. Do not put it in direct sunlight-the sun will burn the foliage.

Soil

Use a rich quick-draining soil for Philodendron. You may have to add a little sand to your usual soil mix.

Temperature

Your Philodendron Melanochrysum will grow well in temperatures between 65-80 degrees during the day and above 55 degrees at night. Keep it away from drafts, especially during the winter months.

Watering

Water about once a week and allow the topsoil to dry out between waterings. Avoid overwatering, and note that your watering schedule may be less frequent during winter months.

Fertilizing

Feed your Philodendron Melanochrysum monthly in the spring and summer with a basic houseplant food diluted to half the recommended strength. Fertilize every other month in the fall and winter.

Propagation

Propagate using Stem Cuttings.