This low growing Philodendron variety is so exciting to watch as it matures. New growth starts out as a redish-bronze colour, then turns to a deep green, and eventually to an almost black as it ages.
Height: 12in - 30in
Spread: 12in - 36in
Pet Safe: Mildly toxic to pets if ingested
CareGeneral Maintenance: Ensure your pot has adequate drainage to avoid root rot. Repot every 1-2 years as needed. Trim away any dead leaves, as necessary. Easily propagated from cuttings with nodes, or by division.
Temperature: Thrives in normal household temperatures, between 15º-26º Celsius. Keep away from drafts and drastic temperature changes.
Light: Can tolerate lower light conditions, but will grow fastest in bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, as it may scorch the leaves.
Watering: Water thoroughly, then allow the top 50% of the soil to dry before watering again. Yellow leaves may indicate overwatering, while brown leaves may indicate that your plant needs more water.
Soil: Any well-draining potting mix.
Fertilizer: Philodendrons are not heavy feeders, but will benefit from a balanced houseplant fertilizer every 3 weeks or so, during the spring and summer.