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Philodendron Black Cardinal Plants

Philodendron 'Black Cardinal'

If you are searching for a black leaved houseplant philodendron Black cardinal is it. The black leaves are large and will make an impact in your decor.

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Philodendron Black Cardinal is one of the more common philodendrons grown today. Leaves are 7 to 10 inches long and begin with dark burgundy and dark green coloration. This plant is ideal for indoor low-light situations.

These plants do well in offices or buildings where they can live away from windows or natural light. They are frequently found in atriums indoors as they pair well with many different plants and add a vertical element to mixed containers. They can be moved outdoors during the summer months and into the part sun as long as they are transitioned to handle higher levels of light.

Philodendron Black Cardinal does not require very much water and does well in small spaces. Philodendron Black Cardinal is one of the more common philodendrons grown today. Leaves are 7 to 10 inches long and begin with dark burgundy and dark green coloration. This plant is ideal for indoor low-light situations.


Hardiness Zone: 9-11
Mature Height: 2.5 to 3 Feet with support
Mature Width: 12 to 16 Inches
Classification: Tropical
Sunlight: Fluorescent light to bright, indirect
Habit: Upright
Flower Color: Does not flower often
Foliage: Black/burgundy and dark green
Soil Condition: Well draining, cactus or succulent mix (part sand)
Water Requirements: Likes to go dry
Uses: Does well indoors and in low light conditions
Growzone: 9-11 Philodendron Black Cardinal Plants Hardiness Zone

How to Care for Philodendron Black Cardinal Plants

Before you buy a Philodendron Black Cardinal Plant, make sure to read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and thriving.

What is the best light for Philodendron Black Cardinal Plants?

What is the best light for Philodendron Black Cardinal Plants?

Philodendron Black Cardinal Plants thrive in the low light conditions indoors, living with just fluorescent light, which makes them perfect for office buildings and apartments. They can handle some bright, indirect light, but too much light will cause browning. If you notice your plant's leaves turning brown, move your plant to a less bright area and see if that helps the problem!

How do I water Philodendron Black Cardinal Plants?

How do I water Philodendron Black Cardinal Plants?

Philodendron Black Cardinal Plants do like to dry out between watering. It does not enjoy staying wet or sitting in water. Plants that receive too much water will often not survive. If unsure, do not water. Philodendrons can go weeks before being watered again. It is also crucial to pot your Black Cardinal plant in a pot with drainage holes. Doing so will allow any excess water to drain out instead of sitting in the container.

How do I fertilize Philodendron Black Cardinal Plants?

How do I fertilize Philodendron Black Cardinal Plants?

Any all-purpose fertilizer will work for Philodendron Black Cardinal Plants. Indoor houseplant fertilizers fall into two groups: water-soluble, liquid quick release, and granular, slow-release fertilizers. Jack's Classic Indoor plant food works well as a powder, quick-release fertilizer. When this is mixed with water, it will quickly provide nutrients to your plants. It will provide important nutrients to plants that have been in the same container for an extended time.

What is the best soil for Philodendron Black Cardinal Plants?

What is the best soil for Philodendron Black Cardinal Plants?

Philodendron Black Cardinal Plants prefer well-draining soil and prefer to have dry conditions. Regular potting mix with sand mixed in works well for plants potted in containers. Otherwise, a cactus potting mix would work. The cactus potting mix already has sand and other ingredients to encourage drainage. Also, potting your plant in a container with drainage holes will ensure your plant drains properly.


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