Philodendron Cardinal has deep burgundy almost black leaves and red stems. If you’re into dark houseplants, this one is for you! The leaves on Philodendron Black Cardinal emerge light orange or bronze and they mature, they will turn into almost black and can reach an impressive size.
Unlike most Philodendron’s, Philodendron Cardinal does not climb nor vine meaning it will remain ‘basal’. Provide it a spot with bright indirect sunlight for best coloration or even a few hours of morning or late afternoon sun.
It’s best to plant Philodendron Cardinal it in a loose soil and let the top 3-4cm of soil dry out between waterings. A mixture of perlite, bark, soil and charcoal has been proven to be the best potting mix for Philodendron’s. It will also grow well in 100% sphagnum moss or peat-perlite/vermiculite mix. Buy our in-house mixed aroid mix here.
Watering: allow to dry out before watering, water only when the top 3cm, of soil are dry to touch
Light: Partial shade however for best coloration expose to morning or late afternoon soon
Soil: well draining potting mix, like our in-house mixed aroid mix (buy here)