The dark foliage that the Philodendron ‘Black Cardinal’ contrasts beautifully with other green foliage plants. This is a very popular Philodendron due to its unique color and fast-growing habit. This plant is perfect for any home with bright, indirect light and it requires very little maintenance.
Grow Pot Size: 4” Overall Height Including Grow Pot: 10-14” Plant Care Level: Easy
Fertilize monthly to encourage new growth - this is a fast growing plant!
Where is it from? The Philodendron is native to Brazil.
Who is the Philodendron ‘Black Cardinal’? This plant is a self-heading philodendron with extremely dark foliage. It contrasts beautifully with green foliage.
Good For You! Philodendrons are a great addition to your bedroom. They create a calm, cozy environment and promote a good night's sleep. Also, philodendrons are excellent air-purifying plants! Filtering out airborne toxins such as trichloroethylene and benzene from the air.
Is the Philodendron ‘Black Cardinal’ the right plant for me?
Philodendron plants are fairly easy to care for. They prefer the top 2” of the soil to dry in between watering as they are quite susceptible to stem rot. Place your plant in a location with bright, indirect light or filtered bright light and watch it grow! The large leaves are absolutely stunning but need regular dusting to ensure they can photosynthesize at their optimal levels.
Pet Friendly: Unfortunately, Philodendrons are not pet-friendly.
Location Suggestions: We love philodendrons in locations with large spaces so it can grow to their full potential, especially in living rooms and bedrooms.
Prefers bright, indirect light or filtered bright light.
Allow the top 2” of the soil to dry before watering.
Can be done every 12-18 months. Choose a pot that is 2” larger in diameter than the original pot.
Use a well-draining, high organic matter soil mix.
Average from 65°F to 75°F
Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.
Remove dried or damaged leaves to keep the plant looking nice and healthy.
The delicate foliage can become damaged quite easily. Try to minimize contact with the plant.
General Information About Your Plant
The dark foliage is almost black.
Highly toxic. Always keep plants out of reach of pets and children.