Facts and details about the Philodendron Black Cardinal to take good care of it.
Specifications, tips and information
Everything you need to know about the Philodendron Black Cardinal
The Philodendron Black Cardinal originally comes from the rain forests of South America. Here it grows up in the shade of larger trees. For this reason, the Philodendron cannot tolerate direct sunlight. For the best development, place the plant in a semi-shaded spot. The Philodendron is characterised by its leaves that appear almost black. When the leaves are growing new, they will first be orange and then darker as time goes by. This Philodendron Black Cardinal likes a moist soil. Make sure you do not water it too much to prevent root rot. Root rot will eventually make the plant to die.
How do I take care of my Philodendron Black Cardinal?
The Philodendron Black Cardinal plant is fortunately not hard to take care of. We do recommend to place the plant in the right location to ensure that it remains at it’s best and stay healthy. Place this Philodendron on a halfshadow spot, without any direct sunlight. The leaves won’t tolerate direct sunlight and will burn and will lose colour.
The soil of the Philodendron Black Cardinal plant must always stay moist. Always make sure that you do not over-water the plant, as this will cause the roots to stand under water. This could lead to root rot, which would mean that the Philodendron plant would not survive.
We therefore strongly advise you to keep a close eye on the plant. Between waterings, it is best to feel the soil with your fingers to see whether the soil is dry or wet here. If the edges of the leaves turn brown, spray them a couple of times a week with the plant sprayer.
What is the best location for my Philodendron Black Cardinal?
The best location for the Philodendron plant is on a halfshadow spot without any direct sunlight. Direct sunlight may cause burned leaves and stop the growth of new leaves. If the Philodendron gets too little daylight, it will show you this by it’s long growing stems with centimetres between the leaves. The Philodendron will grow towards the light. If this is the case, we recommend moving the plant to a brighter spot with a little more daylight. If the plant receives too much light, it will show you by the leaves turning yellow.
How much water should I give my Philodendron Black Cardinal?
The soil of the Philodendron Black Cardinal must always stay moist. Always make sure that you do not over-water the plant, as this will cause the roots to stand under water. This could lead to root rot, which would mean that the Philodendron plant would not survive. We therefore strongly advise you to keep a close eye on the plant.
Between waterings, it is best to feel the soil with your fingers to see whether the soil is dry or wet here. If the edges of the leaves turn brown, spray them a couple of times a week with the plant sprayer
Is the Philodendron Black Cardinal Toxix?
Yes, unfortunately the Philodendron plants are toxic. Therefore, please be careful with children and pets. Place the Philodendron plant in a safe place, away from children and pets. Especially cats like to take a bite of a Philodendron. This can cause kidney diseases.
Common ailments of the Philodendron plant
Yellow leaves can be a sign of the plant to tell you it has given too much water. In this case we advise you to give a little less water each time than you did before. Are the leaves yellow on the bottom of the Philodendron plant? Then it could just as well be old age of the lower leaves. The lowest leaves are the ones that grew first. So they will also be the one to die first. With the right care, new leaves will grow from the middle instead.
Hanging, dry leaves
Curled and dry leaves can be a sign of too little water. In this case, you can feel into the soil with your fingers to see if it is really dry down here. If this is the case, you can water your plants a little more each time you water them.
Mould on the potting soil
Is there mould on the potting soil? No worries, this is actually a good sign! Mould can already be in the potting soil. Potting soil consists of a large part of naturally decomposed material. A warm living room and frequently watering the plant can bring the present mould to life. This may look a little dirty, but it is actually very good for the plant. Why? The plant gets extra nutrients from the mould to continue growing nicely; totally for free!
Buying a Philodendron Black Cardinal plant at Botanic Bubble
All Philodendron plant species we sell come fresh from the grower. We pack them with care in specially made boxes. This way the plant is well and safely packed, to be delivered at your home. Order your unique Philodendron Black Cardinal houseplant quickly and easily at Botanic Bubble.