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Philodendron Black Cardinal

Philodendron 'Black Cardinal'

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Full Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

H1a

RHS hardiness

15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3m

Max

60cm

2m

Min

40cm

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Philodendron Black Cardinal Overview

Philodendron Black Cardinal likes a position in bright, indirect light, in well-draining soil for optimal growth. It also benefits from the highest humidity you can provide! This tropical plant is a fiendishly popular houseplant in many areas. However, finding one is another story! Philodendron 'Black Cardinal' is an evergreen perennial cultivar from the Araceae family. The leaves are the main reason for growing Philodendron Black Cardinal. Foliage is glossy and new leaves emerge a fantastic red colour, later developing to a darker red-purple burgundy colour. The leaves are oval in shape, borne on black stems and they grow to around 20cm in length. The leaves of this plant are as close to black as you'll find, if you're looking for some contrasting foliage to set off some other houseplants or are just into darker-leaved houseplants, this is the one for you! Mature plants may produce dark pink flowering spathes – however, this is rare.

Common problems with Philodendron Black Cardinal

How to propagate Philodendron Black Cardinal

Seed

Cuttings

Take stem tip or leaf bud cuttings.

Special features of Philodendron Black Cardinal

Attractive leaves

Pot plant

Indoor plant

Often grown as a houseplant.