Philodendron Black Cardinal


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Philodendron Black Cardinal has deep burgundy almost black leaves and red stems. If you’re into dark houseplants, this one is for you!

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Philodendron Black Cardinal has deep burgundy almost black leaves and red stems. If you’re into dark houseplants, this one is for you! The leaves on Philodendron Black Cardinal emerge light orange or bronze and they mature, they will turn into almost black and can reach an impressive size.

Unlike most Philodendron’s, Philodendron Black Cardinal does not climb nor vine meaning it will remain ‘basal’. Provide it a spot with bright indirect sunlight for best coloration or even a few hours of morning or late afternoon sun.

It’s best to plant Philodendron Black Cardinal it in a loose soil and let the top 3-4cm of soil dry out between waterings. A mixture of perlite, bark, soil and charcoal has been proven to be the best potting mix for Philodendron’s. It will also grow well in 100% sphagnum moss or peat-perlite/vermiculite mix. Buy our in-house mixed aroid mix here.

Size: about 24cm tall and comes in pot size 12.

Other (almost) black plants at Plant Circle: Zamioculcas Zamiifolia Raven, Alocasia Reginula, Ludisia Discolor

Care Tips:

Watering: allow to dry out before watering, water only when the top 3c, of soil are dry to touch

Light: Partial shade however for best coloration expose to morning or late afternoon soon

Humidity: average

Soil: well draining potting mix, like our in-house mixed aroid mix (buy here)

Last picture represents an example mature plant.

Delivery Time

Germany 1-3 days

For all other countries delivery time can range from 3-10 days.

At the moment we are processing the orders on Mondays only – so if you order from us on a Wednesday it won’t be processed until the following Monday.

Due to bio laws our plants are shipped only to the countries of European Union, Norway and Switzerland. Shipping fee includes packaging and handling costs. All parcels are send with tracking number. We cannot guarantee specific delivery times. Please note: we aim to get all orders shipped within 7 working days from the date of order.


To avoid plants being held up in the post, we only post them out Monday to Wednesday (depending on the season) if shipping inland Germany or Mondays only when shipping in EU.


When ordering in winter, please know that we ship our plants with heat packs included in the package. We can however postpone the shipment if the temperatures go below 0.


Please note that some damage can occur during transit on occasions, despite our best efforts to package our plants ready for travel. We hope you understand if that does by chance occur.


An example picture gives a trustworthy image of the plant with good care. The plant at the example picture is not the plant that will be delivered. This is an example, so variations are possible. The eventually delivered plant may differ in for example size, number of flower branches, etc.