Philodendron 'Black Cardinal'

$ 24.00
Philodendron 'Black Cardinal' is a magnificent houseplant hailing from the rainforests of South America. It is celebrated for its glossy, broad leaves that exhibit stunning shades of burgundy, nearly black, and bright green. The unique color gradient of the leaves - starting as a deep, almost black hue that slowly transitions into a rich, vibrant green towards the edges - adds a striking aesthetic appeal to any space. The plant can reach an impressive height and width of about 3 feet, making it a fantastic statement piece for your home or office. The Philodendron 'Black Cardinal' tends to form a neat mound of foliage, with leaves that emerge from the center and spread outwards, creating a spectacular fountain effect. When grown in a pot, the plant maintains a compact size, making it a perfect choice for small spaces. It is also a relatively slow grower, allowing you to enjoy its transformation over time. This variety of Philodendron does not climb or vine like others in its family. Instead, it grows upright, with a strong central stem from which the leaves unfurl. As the plant matures, the stem can become quite thick and robust, adding to the plant's architectural interest. But the real show-stopper is the plant's color transformation. Young leaves start as a bright, glossy burgundy color, which slowly deepens to a nearly black hue. As they mature, the leaves begin to fade into a vibrant green, providing a fascinating contrast against the new, darker foliage. This dramatic color change creates a stunning visual impact, adding depth and interest to your indoor plant collection. While it doesn't bloom like many other houseplants, the Philodendron 'Black Cardinal' more than makes up for it with its captivating leaf display. If given the right conditions, however, it can produce spathes - a type of leaf-like bract that surrounds a flower - but these are often hidden beneath the plant's spectacular foliage. The Philodendron 'Black Cardinal' is more than just a beautiful plant. It is also known for its air-purifying qualities, helping to filter and improve the air quality in your home. This plant is a testament to the fact that beauty and functionality can coexist harmoniously. With its dramatic foliage and easy-care nature, the Philodendron 'Black Cardinal' is a fantastic choice for both novice and seasoned plant enthusiasts.

Plant sizing is based on the diameter of the nursery pot (2", 2.5", 3", 4" etc), not the plant itself. Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grow in depending on availability or time of year. While we do our best to ship plants as similar to those pictured as possible, please keep in mind that all plants are unique from one to the next, and display color, shape, and growth variation based on current environment, time of year, and other contributing factors. Please note that we ship our plants as dry as possible in the fall and winter months to prevent root rot or freezing. They will plump back up after planting!

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