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PlantFiles: Black Gold Philodendron
Philodendron melanochrysum

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Philodendron (fil-oh-DEN-dron) (Info)
Species: melanochrysum (mel-an-oh-KRIS-um) (Info)

Synonym:Philodendron andreanum

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

19 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive palmbob On Aug 4, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Great climbing philodendron... bit tender, though, for us So Cal folks. Leaves eventually get to be 3' long, but takes years to grow before that size... start out shorter and heart-shaped. Leaves incredibly colorful with blackish green leaf color and white to gold veins.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Miami, Florida
Naples, Florida

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