Philodendron Melanochrysum
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Philodendron Melanochrysum

Regular priceR 495.00
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Pot type
Size chart
Choose a Nursery / Grow Pot that fits the Decorative Planters, applicable for Ceramic, Cotton Cord, Terrazzo, Terracotta Planters

Nursery Pot (black plastic)

Decorative Planter (ceramic etc)

8 - 10cm

10 - 12cm 


13 - 14cm

14 - 15cm

16 - 17cm

18 - 20cm

18 - 21cm


26 - 30cm


32 - 35cm


36 - 40cm


42 - 45cm

Follow this Sizing Guide for Palm Leaf Baskets (Sinan, Fundo, ShiShi etc.) and Senegalese Baskets:

Nursery Pot (black plastic)

Basket Inner Diameter Size

14cm - 15cm


18 - 19cm












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Scientific name:  Philodendron Melanochrysum
Synonyms: Black Gold Philodendron

  • Luxurious Dark Velvet Foliage
  • Collectors Statement Piece
  • Can get Very Big, in time
  • Air Purifier
  • Plant level: Intermediate 

The Philodendron Melanochrysum is a botanical masterpiece, much prized for its velvety foliage and stunning presence. This exquisite plant has large, heart-shaped leaves with a deep, rich green hue that invites you to touch and admire it.

Melanochrysum, a member of the Philodendron family, prefers bright, indirect light and grows best in warm, humid environments. So, if you have a lovely east-facing window with a sheer curtain, this is where it will flourish. When it comes to watering and humidity, place it on a pebble tray and keep the soil slightly moist with bouts of dryness in between waterings. Its hardy nature makes it an excellent choice for both novice and experienced plant enthusiasts, though it does require some intuitive care to keep its lush, opulent appearance.

With its striking foliage and air-purifying properties, the Philodendron Melanochrysum is more than just a houseplant: it's a statement piece that actually adds a sense of opulence to an interior space. Whether displayed as a focal point in a living room or as a stylish addition to a home office, this botanical beauty adds a touch of natural elegance to every room.

Pair this beauty with a stylish but simple planter to highlight the foliage. And, over time, add a moss pole for it to climb, especially if you want large, lush foliage.

Please note: Philodendron, when ingested, can cause stomach upset. Keep out of reach of curious pets and children for the best and safe results.

Follow these tips to keep your Melanochrysum happy and healthy.

  • Water: Thoroughly water once the soil nears dryness, allowing the soil to dry out slightly between watering sessions. Ensure proper drainage to prevent waterlogging, which can lead to root rot.
  • Light: Provide plenty of indirect sunlight, ideally a few hours per day.
  • Avoid exposing the plant to direct sunlight for prolonged periods, as it may scorch the leaves.
  • Humidity: Philodendron melanochrysum thrives in moderately humid environments. Maintain a humid atmosphere by using a pebble tray or placing it in a room with naturally high humidity. Bright bathrooms and kitchens are ideal locations. Refrain from misting the leaves, as it can lead to fungal issues.
  • Fertilise: During the spring and summer growing seasons, feed your Philodendron every 2 weeks with a balanced liquid fertiliser. Dilute the fertiliser according to the manufacturer's instructions to avoid over-fertilization, which can damage the plant.
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We offer some of the most affordable shipping in South Africa! And use a network of vetted couriers to safely deliver your order. The costs and delivery times are as follows:

Collections: 6 Roodehek Street, Gardens, Cape Town
No Charge. We'll notify you once your order is ready, usually 1-2 days from order.

Cape Town & Surrounds
R60 fee, delivery usually within 2-4 working days from order.

Major Centers (Jhb, Dbn etc.)
R95 fee, delivery usually within 4-7 working days from order.

Regional Areas (e.g. Hermanus, Springbok, etc)
R100 fee, delivery 2-5 days from order (CPT regional), 5-8 days (rest of SA).


LARGE PLANTS (20cm nursery pot and above)

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