Philodendron ‘Black Cardinal’ has blackish green broad oval leaves. On the other hand when new leaves emerge they are initially a burgundy red but as they mature they become a dark green. As the leaves mature it will turn to almost black. Black Cardinal neither vines nor stems. It will remains “self-heading,” meaning mounding and basal.
Philodendrons do best in loose, well-drained soil that is high in organic matter. They will grow in 100% sphagnum peat moss. Soilless mixtures such as peat-vermiculite or peat-perlite are also satisfactory.
Bloom: Uncommon green and white flower stalk.
Light: Bright, indirect light. Darker pigment requires brighter conditions.
Moisture: Water when top inch of soil feels dry, then water thoroughly.
Humidity: Does best in humidity of 40-70%, tolerant of lower humidity levels.
Fertilizer: Fertilize twice a month during growing season.
Mature Size: 3ft tall by 2ft wide