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Philodendron Black Cardinal has beautiful burgundy and blackish-green foliage that is naturally glossy, eye-catching, and compliments other plants in our collection. This plant is ideal for indoor low-light situations.
When the leaves thee this Philodendron emerge, they are light orange and bronzy pink. As they mature, they deepen to a maroon, almost black hue making the Philodendron Black Cardinal a spectacularly showy plant. It does not require very much water and does well in small spaces since they do not vine.
|2.5 to 3 Feet with support
|12 to 16 Inches
|Fluorescent light to bright, indirect
|Does not flower often
|Black/burgundy and dark green
|Well draining, cactus or succulent mix (part sand)
|Likes to go dry
|Does well indoors and in low light conditions
How to Care for Philodendron Black Cardinal
Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!
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?
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?
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?
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.