*PLEASE NOTE: You will receive the exact plant as pictured
Melanochrysum is a large velvet leaf variety of philodendron whose leaves start out pink with light green veins and slowly matures into a deep dark green with a velvety texture. This plant does require a totem or some sort of pole to climb otherwise it will tendency to meander and droop. This is a superior variety philodendron which is quite easy to grow. Philodendron plants can be grown in pots, hanging baskets or outdoors as a ground cover or beautiful tree wrap.
THIS SPECIFIC PLANT: This is a semi-established tip cutting. If left to grow vertically, and in the right conditions, it will gradually produce larger leaves as it climbs up-wards. Please note the minor imperfections on the leaves. Please only purchase if you are researched and/or experienced in propagation, as this specific cutting will require the right care in order to thrive.
CARE: It will require further propagation in order to produce a sturdy root system, so a humidifier, and heat mat is recommended. They thrive in moist soils with high organic matter (stay away from wet, mucky or dry, sandy soils), and grow best when provided with a mossy post or burlap wrapped pole to climb. It will require frequent watering to keep the soil moist (but not wet). Humid conditions are ideal, so a humidifier is recommended, or misting the leaves a few times a day. Indoors plants thrive at temperatures between 12°c- 26°F and in lower light conditions than other house plants.
Purchases containing LIVE PLANTS will be shipped on EITHER Monday OR Tuesdays with purchases after 12pm, sent on the following Monday.
Shipped in it's pot, affixed securely to the box, void filled, labelled
(We try our best to use re-purposed, recyclable, or biodegradable materials where available)
PROOF OF CONDITION:
After your plant has been inspected, securely packaged and shipped out, we will update you with photos of:
1. The condition of the plant before it is packed
2. The plant packaged in it’s postage box -(note: we take a photo prior to it being extra cushioned with void filler)
3. The outside of the postage box
EXTRA COVER INSURANCE:
All purchases have an Included Cover up to the value of $100*
Optional Extra Cover Costs $5 for purchases between the value of $100.01-$199.99
*Complimentary Extra Cover for orders Over $200, for the full value of the purchase
Read more about it on the Australia Post website for "domestic shipping, optional extras" : https://auspost.com.au/business/shipping/domestic-shipping/optional-extras-domestic#extra
SIGNATURE ON DELIVERY:
Optional Extra Costs $2.95 for Orders Up to $199.99
Complimentary for orders Over $200
Required on Purchases Over $500
QUARANTINE STATES (WA, NT, TAS):
We cannot ship directly WA, NT, TAS due to biosecurity restrictions. A Concierge Service provider that have the required permits can forward the plants on to Quarantine States.
If you are eager to proceed, we can forward your plants to your chosen, third party, Concierge Service Provider, on the terms & conditions that you, as the buyer:
- engage & organise the service prior to purchase
- update the shipping to the concierge service before checkout
- understand & accept the risks of the concierge treatments
- bear in mind of, our store, It Plantae's ''Limitation of Liability
''LIMITATION OF LIABILTY:
We take appropriate measures to ensure ALL plants are packaged for safe travel.
Responsibility ends at the point of transfer to Australia Post's Care.
ASSUMPTION OF RISK:
Transit - misplaced / lost / damaged / theft / delays / mishandling
Weather/ Season - extreme temperature conditions
Plant Condition - transit shock, deterioration
Not Limited to- anything that is considered reasonably out of our control
SPECIAL REQUESTS – Please contact us promptly for particular requests, such as:
- ADDING: Extra Cover, Signature on Delivery
- REMOVING: Signature on Delivery for Orders Under $499.99
- CHANGES: Shipping Date on another weekday or deferral to the next week
- LABELLING: Delivery message to courier
Please directly message us, and we will be more than happy to help you.
No, we are unable to ship LIVE PLANTS out of Australia.
We can however ship NON-ORGANIC products to International Addresses.