Why You Should Grow the Philodendron Melanochrysum

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If you are searching for another rare Philodendron to add to your houseplant collection, look no further. The Philodendron Melanochrysum is one of the most underrated plants among botanical collectors. The leaves are a dark green hue, resembling black more than it does green, with yellow veins through each leaf. In fact, “Melanochrysum” translates to “black gold”, named after the unique coloring of this coveted Philodendron.


The Araceae plant is a member of the Aroid family, comprised of some of the most gorgeous and unique tropical houseplants. Like most Philodendrons, this vining plant likes to climb, and benefits from a moss pole to wrap around for stability.

Some plant parents may label this velvety houseplant as difficult to care for. The growing needs of the Melanochrysum, in reality, are simple and straightforward. Treat your Philodendron Melanochrysum just like any other tropical Philodendron:

Care tips for this Philodendron Melanochrysum

·       Bright Indirect Light

·       Well-Draining Soil

·       Water regularly, when the top few centimeters of soil feel dry

·       Medium to high humidity, enjoys misting


Grab the Philodendron Melanochrysum now in two different sizes – a 12 cm, pot and the XL with a 19 cm pot and moss pole.


Here at PlantaSweden, we want to inspire every plant parent to find the houseplants of their dreams. Find our rare plant shop collection in Bromma, Stockholm, Sweden, with worldwide shipping from EU to the world.