*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 THE established base plant! It features a HUGE leaf at the bottom. It has two nodes that are now active, and starting to push through. If left to grow vertically, and in the right conditions, it should continue to produce large leaves as it climbs up-wards. Please note the minor imperfections on the leaves and that some images have been updated.. Second last photo is just an example to show the size comparison of the Philodendron Melanochrysum Family, and yes, they can grow even larger! Last photo is of the mother plant which this cutting was taken.
CARE: 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.
SHIPPING: Shipped via EXPRESS POST with it's pot. We will also provide tracking, signature on delivery, and insurance for the FULL VALUE of the plant with Australia Post.
[Due to quarantine restrictions we can't offer these plants to buyers in Tasmania, Northern Territory or Western Australia]
Orders will be shipped on a Monday or Tuesday, with purchases made on Tuesdays after 2pm, sent on the following Monday.
We take appropriate measures to ensure ALL plants are packaged for safe travel, however if your plant is misplaced or damaged by Australia post in transit, we take no responsibility, as this is out of our control.
Additionally, when you purchase LIVE Plants from our store, you, the customer, assume all the risks associated in it's delivery, including but not limited to: the nature of the plant possibly experiencing shock: from travel, and or the weather/season.
Orders that have extra cover, provided by under Australia Post, "may be" eligible for compensation in the event that the plant is damaged in transit, under their Terms and Conditions, as well as discretion. 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