Philodendron Melanochrysum is a velvet-leaf variety of philodendron whose leaves come in shades of dark green with brilliantly contrasted yellow veins and can get as large as 24 inches long. It is one of the few rare type of vining philodendrons that have become popular as houseplants due to their gorgeous foliage. Its is striking even among the stunning lineup that is the Philodendron family and is sometimes referred to as the Black Gold Philodendron because of the beautiful gold accents on its leaves.
Philodendron Melanochrysum 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. The leaves start out like a fleshy pink before turning almost black with age, get bigger and bigger as the plant gets taller, so you can enjoy them even more.
A mature specimen is absolutely gorgeous and can add a real tropical vibe to your home. If you’ve managed to get your hands on one, the good news is that it’s not too difficult to keep it happy.
It’s an easy tropical plant that require little care. They thrive in moist soils and grow best when provided with a pole that is mossed or wrapped in burlap, to climb against. It likes a well-drained but moist, rich organic mix. Do not use potting soil or dry sandy soil. To help your new Philodendron grow, fertilisation is needed. Without fertilisation, they will grow very slowly.