Philodendron Melanochrysum, also called Black Gold Philodendron isa rare and captivating plant that hails from the lush landscapes of Colombia. It belongs to the Araceae family, a diverse group of plants known for their striking foliage and unique characteristics.
This plant has long heart-shaped velvety dark green leaves with bright yellow veins. The combination of these colors produces a striking and exotic beauty that can brighten up any space. These leaves can grow up to 24 inches long and 12 inches wide.
This Philodendron is a climber by nature, making it an ideal choice for those who wish to add a touch of greenery to vertical spaces. You can provide a trellis or stake for your Melanochrysum, allowing it to grow and climb with support.
Provide bright, indirect light to maintain the plant's rich foliage color. Shield it from direct sunlight, which can scorch the leaves.
Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch of the soil feels dry. Adjust watering frequency based on environmental conditions.
Prune to remove any damaged or leggy growth to maintain the plant's shape and aesthetics. As it grows, provide a trellis or other support structure for the vining stems to climb.
Maintain a warm and stable environment. The ideal temperature range is between 65°F to 80°F (18°C to 27°C). This plant loves iigher humidity levels (about 50%), mimicking its natural habitat
Feed with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Stop fertilization in the dormant period during winter.
These plants contain insoluble calcium oxalate crystals similar to other plants in the Araceae family and can be toxic if ingested.
Your plant will be carefully wrapped in a sturdy box. If your plant comes with a clay pot, it will be meticulously bubble wrapped as well. There will be wooden stakes positioned in the soil to support the plant and keep it secured during shipping.
When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on the availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied). We do not ship outside of the continental United States.
Our packaging materials are:
100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard boxes.
100% biodegradable packing peanuts made from natural and non-toxic sources.
Bubblewrap will only be used for clay/ ceramic pots
Wooden stake to support the plant.
*All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.
We only ship out beautiful, healthy plants with protective packaging. Please track your package and open it immediately upon arrival. All plants are guaranteed for 30 days after arrival. Therefore, please contact us immediately via firstname.lastname@example.org if you receive your package and are not satisfied.
When you purchase online, your plants have to go through lots of stress while traveling so they may need a few days to adjust to their new environment and thrive. If your plant does not perk back up after a few days of care, let us know and we will send replacements free of charge. Remember that we always try our best to accommodate you.
It’s advised that you should repot the plant as soon as you get it. After repotting, your new houseplant will most likely struggle with transplant shock. It may appear droopy, faded, or have a slower growth rate than usual during this time. This is completely normal, and it’s also normal for transplant shock to hit especially hard after repotting a brand-new houseplant. To make sure your plant has plenty of time to adjust to its new surroundings, wait a day after potting and water your plant. Make sure any excess water drains completely from the pot afterward. Monitor your soil’s moisture levels daily to start creating a watering routine. To help perk up your new houseplant, we recommend adding a little water-soluble fertilizer, compost, or sugar water to your soil to boost its nutrients and help it grow.