Philodendron 'Black Cardinal' is a relatively easy philodendron to grow and can be grown either indoors or outside in warm climates. Use this beauty either in a planter pot or directly in the landscape. 'Black Cardinal' grows in a variety of light except direct sunlight if outdoors; prefers filtered sun or bright indirect sun and moist soil with periods of dry. This aroid produces new gorgeous deeply rich pinkish-cabernet sauvignon colored leaf that can be as dark as an intensely dark red bruise on your leg. The older leaves can grow out to a reddish-green-bronze blush if grown in low light. It seems the brighter light the darker the color. Even on the underside of the leaf. It grows in a compact rosette pattern and gets larger as it ages...kinda like my tushy but hey enough about me. It's a gorgeous philodendron with true color throughout the leaf. Grows in zone 8-11 and are not frost hardy.
Though be aware for all you pet owners and parents to check whether any plant has poisonous elements to it before introducing it as a house plant. The philodendron family is considered poisonous if parts of the actual plant are ingested. Here is a link for your concerns on the symptoms and treatment for philodendrons because we are animal lovers and parents as well.
Our philodendron 'Black Cardinal's are sold as hardened off bare rooted plants. They are currently about 14 inches high x 18 inchse wide. Because it is a living plant we expedite shipping to make sure the plant arrives healthy and alive. Please read the section about our plants on our FAQs page for more information.