Philodendron 'Black Cardinal' is part of the Araceae family, it's leaves emerge a beautiful rich red and mature to a burgundy colour with thick ebony petioles. This plant is non-vining and grows in a self-heading way. 


Pot size: 12cm

Foilage size: 30cm from base of pot.


Secrets to success


Temperature: Ideal temperatures are 16-24°C. Temperatures above or below could slow down growth. 


Light: Most suited to bright indirect light but can tolerate lower light. 


Water: Keep soil moist during spring and summer, during winter the soil should almost dry out completely between watering. 


Air humidity: Relatively tolerant of dry conditions but higher humidity will prevent crispy edges and encourage larger growth. 


Potting mix: Well draining potting mix or Aroid mix with orchid bark. 


Feeding: Fertilise every 2-4 weeks during the growing period and every other month in winter. 


This plant is toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.


Philodendron 'Black Cardinal'