Philodendron gloriosum

Philodendron gloriosum

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Philodendron gloriosum is part of the Araceae family and its native range is Colombia. This Philodendron has a terrestrial growth habit and will crawl along the surface of the substrate as opposed to attaching to a totem. Leaves have a velutinous (velvet) appearance and feel - almost pillowy looking. Leaf blades are cordate and taper to a point, sinus is mostly open. White venation becomes more pronounced as the plant matures. 

Genus name comes from the Greek ‘philo’ meaning loving and ‘dendro’ meaning tree. Specific epithet is eating meaning 'glorious'.

Pot: ø 14cm.

Height: Approximately 50cm from base of pot.

Light: Bright indirect light, meaning the plant sees the sun for 0-4 hours per day - this could be through trees or a translucent curtain, it’s important for the plant to see the sky in order to thrive. Recommendations for growing the longest most saturated leaves suggest that no more than 600fc at midday. 

Water: Allow the first 2-3 inches of mix to dry out, pour water slowly over the top and allow the water to pass through the drainage holes.

Potting mix: A well draining mix composed of coco coir, perlite or vermiculite, orchid bark and worm castings.

Fertilising: Feed your plant every other watering during the growing season or when you observe active growth. You can dilute fertiliser to half the recommended amount but never add more.

Temperature: 21-27°C.

Humidity: Philodendron gloriosum prefer humidity greater than 60%. You can increase humidity by placing the plant on a watered pebble tray or using a humidifier.

Philodendron are toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.