Philodendron gloriosum is a gorgeous tropical plant. It is a member of the Araceae family, which also includes other popular houseplants such as pothos and monstera. Philodendron gloriosum is known for its velvety, heart-shaped leaves with stunning veins. The leaves can be up to 12 inches long and 6 inches wide. The veins on the leaves are typically white or silver, but can also be red or purple. Philodendron gloriosum is a relatively slow-growing plant, but it can reach up to 3 feet tall in ideal conditions.
The Philodendron Gloriosum care guide is easy to follow and will give you a solid base to begin growing a healthy plant!
How to grow Philodendron Gloriosum
Philodendron Gloriosum Care
Philodendron Gloriosum prefers bright, indirect sunlight. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight, as this can scorch the leaves. A south- or east-facing window is ideal. If your home does not have a lot of natural light, you can supplement with a grow light.
Philodendron gloriosum likes to be kept moist, but it is important to avoid overwatering. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings. If the leaves start to droop, it is a sign that the plant is thirsty.
Philodendron gloriosum needs a well-draining potting mix. A good mix for this plant is equal parts potting mix, perlite, and orchid bark.
Philodendron Gloriosum prefers humid conditions. If you live in a dry climate, you can increase the humidity around your plant by placing it on a pebble tray, grouping plants together or the best option adding in a humidifier.
Fertilize your philodendron gloriosum once a month during the spring and summer months with a balanced fertilizer. Dilute the fertilizer to half strength and water your plant with plain water before fertilizing.
Repotting Philodendron Gloriosum
P. Gloriosum does not need to be repotted often. When it does need to be repotted, choose a pot that is two sizes larger than the current pot. This is a crawling philodendron which means it grows across the soil as oppose to vertically like the Monstera or Philodendron Prince of orange.
How to Propagate Philodendron Gloriosum
The Philodendron Gloriosum can be propagated by stem cuttings. To propagate, take a cutting from a healthy stem that is at least 6 inches long. Make sure the cutting has at least one leaf node. Dip the cut end of the stem in rooting hormone and plant it in a moist potting mix. Keep the potting mix moist and place the cutting in a bright, indirect light location. Roots should form within a few weeks.
To propagate by air layering, make a small cut in a healthy stem and wrap the cut with moist sphagnum moss. Secure the sphagnum moss in place with plastic wrap or foil. Keep the sphagnum moss moist and roots should form within a few weeks. Once roots have formed, cut the stem below the roots and plant the new plant in a pot.
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Common Philodendron Gloriosum pests and diseases
The Philodendron Gloriosum is susceptible to mealybugs, spider mites, and scale. If you see any pests on your plant, isolate it from other plants and treat it with an insecticidal soap or neem oil. Philodendron gloriosum is also susceptible to root rot, which is caused by overwatering.
If you suspect root rot, remove the plant from its pot and inspect the roots. If the roots are black and mushy, trim them off and repot the plant in fresh potting mix.
Philodendron Gloriosum Types
- White Veins
- Green Veins
- Round Form
- Dark Form
- Pink Back
- White Stripes
The different Gloriosum types come with many different price tags so know your budget before seeking out these beauties. They can come with a hefty price tag.
With these helpful tips your Philodendron Gloriosum will thrive for many years to come!