Philodendron Melanochrysum Plant
Melanochrysum is a large velvet leaf variety of philodendron whose leaves start out pink with light green veins and slowly matures into a deep dark green with a velvety texture. This plant does require a totem or some sort of pole to climb otherwise it will tendency to meander and droop. This is a superior variety philodendron which is quite easy to grow. These are very healthy, climbing tropical plants with well established root systems. Note: Once we grew it on a pole we were stunned on how big and beautiful it really is!
Philodendrons are very easy to grow tropical plants that require little care indoors or out. Like other aroids, many species of Philodendron can be grown as houseplants, or outdoors in mild climates. They thrive in moist soils with high organic matter and grow best when provided with a mossy post or burlap wrapped pole to climb. Philodendron plants can be grown in pots, hanging baskets or outdoors as a ground cover or beautiful tree wrap. Indoors plants thrive at temperatures between 65°-90°F and in lower light conditions than other house plants. In the ground or up an arbor, Philodendrons get big and are often unrecognizable from their potted juvenile state. They add a wonderfully tropical accent to any well-lit space or cascading from your favorite hanging planter. In very cold zones a containerized Philodendron can be brought inside for the winter months. Be sure to avoid frost and freezing temperatures. Hot Tip: At your own risk, once your plant reaches 2 or 3 feet in height pinch off the new growth tip, generally within a couple of weeks you should have new growth buds forming at multiple nodes creating a fuller, lush plant.This plant has been grown to maturity and is verified.
Why Verify? Juvenile forms of many aroid species look the same and proper identification at a young age is almost impossible. Unless you've actually grown and curated these plants to their full potential its easy to mix many species up. Additionally many plants originating from South America, Europe etc. are all to often given the same name even though at maturity they differ. With our new verify program you can see the mature form prior to your purchase.
How We Verify? This project began years ago, we now have an impressive 600+ varieties growing on large poles to verify their size, node spacing, leaf color, stem diameter, rate of growth etc.
About This Plant
- Genus: Philodendron
- Pot Size: 2x2x3″ Pot
- Includes: 1 Plant With Pot
- Ships By: UPS
- Ships From: Florida USA
- Shipping Rate: Click Tab Above
Info. & Recommendations
- Growth Rate: Medium
- Light: 60-85%
- Soil: Rich Organic Mix
- Fertilizer: Slow Time Released
- Water: When Dry to Touch
- Dislikes: Soggy Soil
- Likes: 65-90°F
- Outdoor Zone: 9b-10
- Pot Size: 6″-24″ w/Drain Holes
- Indoors: Locate Near Natural Light
- Faux Light: Grow Light Full Spectrum
- Propagate By: Cutting
Plants growing here are grown in a natural, humid, rainforest-like environment with little to no pesticides. Though it seldom occurs, when you receive your plant, leaves may drop, have spotting, folds, or even a bite mark or two in addition leaf browning may occur especially on plants with significant white coloration, this is only natural. Remember with plants you're in it for the long haul, to enjoy their natural beauty and possibly share a cutting or two with friends and family.
Here at the nursery, plants are grown under 40-80% shade cloth. If you're growing outdoors and plant directly in full sun you may experience leaf burn. It is best to acclimate this plant to its environment by keeping it outside and slowly moving it into a sunny area over a week or so to avoid stress. Please refer to the above guidelines.
We can not guarantee any future variegation patterns, coloration, survival or growth rate of any plant though all of the mother plants we propagate from have been successfully growing here for 20 plus years, some plants may still sport. Rest assured all variegation is natural, we do not agree with temporary Chemically Induced Variegation, (NO C.I.V.)