ONE LOOK AT ITS MAGNIFICENT HEART-SHAPED LEAVES AND ALL YOU CAN SAY IS: “GLORIOSUM !”
Philodendron gloriosum is a stunning tropical plant with lush, velvety foliage that makes it a popular choice among indoor gardeners. Unlike others in its family, the Philodendron Gloriosum creeps along the ground rather than climbing up a support. Its iconic deep green leaves have bright white veins that stand out with pristine clarity. Ideally suited as a house plant or on the patio, its leaves can reach an impressive size of over 36 inches.
Caring for your Philodendron gloriosum
Caring for this plant requires attention to its specific needs to ensure it thrives in your home environment. Plant the Gloriosum in loose, well draining soil, but keep it damp. It will thrive in shade to semi-shade. Here are some tips for caring for Philodendron gloriosum.
Philodendron gloriosum prefers bright, indirect light to grow well. It can tolerate some direct sunlight, but too much can scorch the leaves. In their natural habitat, these plants grow under the canopies of other trees, receiving dappled sunlight. Place your Philodendron gloriosum in a location where it can receive bright, indirect light. If you have a room with bright, filtered sunlight, it is an ideal spot for this plant.
Temperature and humidity
Philodendron gloriosum prefers warm and humid conditions similar to its native tropical forests. It thrives in temperatures ranging from 60°F to 80°F (15°C to 27°C). It is crucial to avoid exposing the plant to temperatures below 50°F (10°C), as this can damage its leaves and stunt its growth. Humidity is another critical factor for Philodendron gloriosum, and it prefers levels between 50% to 80%. If your home has low humidity levels, consider using a humidifier or placing a tray of water near the plant to increase moisture levels.
Philodendron gloriosum prefers regular watering to maintain its health and vigor. The frequency of watering depends on various factors such as temperature, humidity, and lighting. A good rule of thumb is to water the plant when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. It is essential to avoid overwatering the plant as it can cause root rot, which can be fatal for the plant. When watering, ensure the water reaches the roots and flows through the drainage holes to avoid waterlogging. If you’re unsure whether to water your plant, it’s better to err on the side of underwatering rather than overwatering.
Soil and fertilization
Philodendron gloriosum prefers a well-draining soil mix that retains moisture without becoming waterlogged. A good potting mix for this plant should contain peat moss, perlite, and vermiculite, which aids in drainage. It is essential to avoid using heavy, compacted soil, as this can affect the plant’s growth and cause root rot. When repotting, choose a pot that is slightly larger than the current one and has drainage holes to allow excess water to escape. Fertilization is another essential aspect of caring for Philodendron gloriosum. These plants benefit from regular feeding during the growing season, typically from spring to fall. A balanced liquid fertilizer that is high in nitrogen can promote healthy foliage growth. Be sure to follow the instructions on the fertilizer package and avoid over-fertilization, which can damage the plant’s roots.
Pruning and propagation
Philodendron gloriosum is a relatively low-maintenance plant and does not require pruning regularly. However, it can become leggy over time and may require pruning to maintain its shape and size. When pruning, use clean, sharp scissors or pruning shears to make clean cuts and avoid damaging the plant’s stem. Propagation of Philodendron gloriosum is straightforward and can be done through stem cuttings. Cut a healthy stem with at least two nodes, place it in water or soil, and wait for it to root. Once the roots have developed, transplant it into a pot with well-draining soil.
Pest and disease control
Philodendron gloriosum is a relatively pest-resistant plant but can be susceptible to mealybugs.
Melody R. (verified owner) –
I have ordered from Plantvine before and have been super satisfied with my order and this order was no different. I received a beautiful, full, Gloriosum with a new leaf unfurling. Fair price, beautiful plant.
Anonymous (verified owner) –
The plant is very full and packed with great care. However, I give it 4 stars only because the leaves have dark bacterial spots on them. Overall great experience, would buy again!
Kaitlyn W. (verified owner) –
Despite spending 7 days in the mail my gloriosum arrived in beautiful condition!
Wilton F. (verified owner) –
Arrived slightly stressed, as expected bit very full and healthy plant with 6+ leaves. It may be losing 1 leaf from shipping stress but I can see 3 new leaves already emerging from the soil. A Gloriosum of this size is an amazing value, very happy with my purchase from PlantVine.
Anthony F. (verified owner) –
Plant arrived in great condition! Soil was super dry and the plant definitely needed a drink, but after watering it perked right back up! The largest leaf is somewhere around 2 feet long and it shipped with 3 new leaves on the way and a flower bud. Also, my experience with customer service was great! After I put the wrong shipping address I sent an email and the address was corrected without a fuss. I can’t recommend PlantVine enough!
Dawn (verified owner) –
The plant came pretty fast and in great condition! It’s sooo beautiful! And breaking out of his pot already. So excited to see him keep growing! And Plantvine does offer a great price for this amazing plant.
Shaunte (verified owner) –
This is my second shipment from Plantvine. Again, I received a very happy and healthy plant. It’s been exactly one week and I am already getting a new leaf. Thank you.
Rosalind A Mingo (verified owner) –
Beautiful plant a little disappointed that some of the leaves were damage other than that it’s beautiful
Shay R. (verified owner) –
Came healthier than I expected after shipping and had a new leaf opening up and a new one just poking up from the soil. Very happy
Aimee (verified owner) –
Natasha (verified owner) –
Beautiful plant! Arrived with a new leaf unfurling which I was apprehensive about, but the leaf turned out great, unphased by shipping (although was only overnight shipping).
I’ve had the plant for a week now and there is already another new leaf coming in. Great houseplant, great price!
Lydia (verified owner) –
Absolutely fabulous. The plant was healthy and arrived the next day via Fed Ex. Really great communication. They sent me a picture of my plant prior to delivery. Highly recommended 🌿💚
Peter Chang (verified owner) –
I was super impressed with the packaging job when I was opening my box. The care and detail was impeccable!
The plant itself came in perfect condition! It’s been less than a week and it already has a new leaf and sprouting another! Will definitely order more Philodendrons in the future!
Binta L. (verified owner) –
Love the plant. Would have given 5 stars but the plant was torn in shipping. Overall, shipping was fast and will most definitely be ordering again. Thanks
Raymond W. (verified owner) –
The plants look great and very healthy thanks
How big is the extra large one?
ggoing24 (verified owner) –
I ordered this plant back in 2018 after seeing it all over instagram and falling in love. It came excellently packaged and in great health. The size of the 3 gallon is tremendous. The leaves are big and beautiful. I also love that the shop sends pictures of the plants before they ship them to you so you know exactly what you are getting.