Philodendron Melanochrysum

Philodendron Melanochrysum Care Guide


Philodendron Melanochrysum prefers bright, indirect light. It can tolerate low light conditions but may not thrive or grow as vigorously. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves.


Water your Philodendron Melanochrysum when the top 1-2 inches of soil are dry. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so ensure the soil is well-draining. Reduce watering in the winter months when the plant’s growth slows down.


This plant loves high humidity levels, ideally between 60-80%. To maintain humidity, use a humidifier, mist the plant regularly, or place it on a pebble tray with water. Ensuring good air circulation is also important to prevent mold and mildew.


Philodendron Melanochrysum thrives in temperatures between 65-80°F (18-27°C). Avoid exposing the plant to temperatures below 55°F (13°C) or to sudden drafts, which can stress the plant.


Fertilize your Philodendron Melanochrysum monthly during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength. Reduce fertilization during the fall and winter months.


Philodendron Melanochrysum is toxic to pets and humans if ingested. Keep it out of reach of children and pets, as ingestion can cause oral irritation, vomiting, and difficulty swallowing.

Additional Care Information

Support: As a climbing plant, Philodendron Melanochrysum benefits from a moss pole or trellis to support its growth and encourage larger leaf development. Pruning: Regularly prune any dead or yellowing leaves to maintain plant health and appearance. Repotting: Repot every 1-2 years to refresh the soil and provide more room for growth.


Yellow Leaves: This could be due to overwatering or poor drainage. Check the soil moisture and ensure the pot has drainage holes. Brown Leaf Tips: Often a sign of low humidity. Increase humidity around the plant. Leggy Growth: Insufficient light can cause the plant to become leggy. Move it to a spot with more indirect light. Pests: Watch out for common houseplant pests like spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs. Treat infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.

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