Alastair, the Philodendron ‘Black Cardinal’

Philodendron 'Black Cardinal'
Live Plants ship on Mondays & Tuesdays only.

$9.99

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SKU: PBC.1664 Category: Tags: ,

DECEMBER 2022 HOLIDAY SHIPPING NOTICE: Live plant orders must be placed by noon (MST) on Monday, December 12th. After this deadline, the inventory will drop to zero to prevent accidental ordering. Inventory will reappear on December 27th and shipping will resume on January 2nd. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions, we will be checking messages consistently during this time.

Meet Alastair. He has an extensive collection of Architectural Digest back issues and did we mention he’s currently renovating a 13th century castle? We won’t say which one, but we can hint that he has a direct line to the Romanian Office of Historical Preservation Permits. Alastair would love to source some quality oak pegs to finish dowelling the arch-beam roof of the caretaker’s cottage, if you happen to know anyone. Oh, and gloomy tapestries. Definitely on the list.

We recommend planting this plug in our Aroid potting soil.

**IMPORTANT NOTE:
THIS PLANT SHIPS AS A 2″ FULLY ROOTED STARTER PLANT, AS SHOWN IN THE SECOND PHOTO. It will come wrapped in moss and tucked in a growers pot for safety. The terra cotta pot with the mature plant, shown in the first photo, is not included.

We root certain plants in sphagnum moss for greatest shipping success. When you go to repot your plant, carefully remove the growers pot and gently tease open the sphagnum and roots. If some sphagnum falls off, no worries! It can be discarded or added to your potting medium. If some stays attached to the roots, just let it be. Your roots will grow happily around it. We advise that you don’t overly mess with the roots, they don’t need to be picked clean. Questions? Message us!

Winter shipping has begun… as a heartfelt thank you, this year we are including free winter protection (thermal insulation liners every time and heat packs as necessary) in each box. *Free winter protection only available through website orders, not our Etsy shop

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Notes:

  • Grows most vigorously in a bright, warm area (direct sun can cause leaf burn).
  • Likes regular water, somewhat drought tolerant, never let the bottom of the pot sit in water! If leaves are turning yellow and falling off, it's likely over-watered.
  • Wipe leaves with a damp cloth when they become dusty.
  • Toxic to pets and people.
  • Skill Level: Intermediate