Philodendron Gloriosum

Philodendron gloriosum


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Keep the soil damp but not soggy. Philodendron gloriosum is a plant that prefers to have slightly moist soil but you should definitely not overdo it as this can lead to root rot. Do not worry too much as this is one of the plants that might survive it if you overwater it once or twice. Drooping leaves can either be a sign of over- or underwatering. If you overwater your plant, the roots might not be able to intake any more water. The leaves of your Philodendron Gloriosum will droop. If you do not water sufficiently, this plant will also indicate it by dropping leaves. The best indicator will be to stick your index finger into the soil in order to know which one is the cause.


Philodendron gloriosum prefers bright indirect light. There is a big debate in the aroid collectors world whether shade, semi-shade or a bright spot leads to the better growing conditions for your Philodendron Gloriosum. Based on our experience these plants grow the best close to a window with bright indirect light. Too much direct sunlight will lead to yellow leaves and will damage your plant. A further effect of lots of lights we observed is bigger leaves. And Philodendron Gloriosum is all about big velvety, nicely veined leaves. Long leggy leaves, as well as big distances between leaves, can be indicators that your plant is not getting enough light. Place your plant closer to a window but make sure that the sun rays do not touch the leaves directly.


If you like crawling, exotic house plants, Philodendron Gloriosum is the plant for you! With its deep green and heart-shaped, gigantic leaves, it will certainly fill your home with tropical vibrations. This adorable plant is native to Colombia but it can be found in other tropical zones as well.  This plant is a member of the Araceae family, while also belonging to Philodendron genus. All Philodendron plants are crawling plants, which, by the way, has two main groups – creepers and climbers.
‏This one is a dark green creeper with pale white veins and heart-shaped foliage. To add to that, the new young leaves have veins in bright, pale pink color. ‏Also, the leaves can grow up to be pretty big in natural habitat, up to 90 cm in length.