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Philodendron Gloriosum – Ultimate Care and Growing Guide

Philodendron gloriosum meaning “the glorious one,” is a perfect name for this stunning foliage plant. It is one of the rare Philodendron species hence making it highly valuable.

If you think about adding this plant to your collection, don’t be late. You are making an adorning investment in an adorable plant.

However, don’t forget to check its price before making a decision, as gloriosum is one of the expensive Philodendrons as well.

Philodendron gloriosum prefers bright indirect sunlight, well-draining soil, and temperatures between 65 to 85℉. Furthermore, maintaining 60% humidity, watering the plant when the top inch of soil is dry, and feeding it once a month with a balanced fertilizer during the summer and spring is best for its growth.

Philodendron gloriosum (Source: Unsplash)

Moreover, this article includes the characters, environmental and caring requirements, and the toxicity of this velvety plant.

Additionally, planters often have answers to some common questions while fostering this plant.

Please continue reading to get detailed information about everything you want to know about Philodendron gloriosum.

Overview of Philodendron Gloriosum

This crawling Philodendron with flashy heart-shaped leaves is mainly grown for its beautiful foliage.

Moreover, belonging to the Araceae family, Philodendrons are also called aroids. Here is the overview of the plant to know the basic information of the plant:

Scientific NamePhilodendron gloriosum
Common NameAnthurium Gloriosum or Velvet Philodendron
NativeColombia and other tropical countries like Central America, Mexico, Brazil and Venezuela.
USDAHardiness Zone 11 and 12
Plant typeTropical, creeping, evergreen perennial plant
Grown forVelvety foliage, sometimes for flower
Plant HeightCan reach upto 90 cm
FoliageVelvety heart shaped green foliage with creamy white or pink veins
Blooming PeriodMay to July
FlowerFloweing spike called spadix and leaf like bract spathe makes flower
Level of CareModerate
Availability statusRare (listed in IUCN's International red list as Vulnerable.)

Philodendron Gloriosum -Ultimate Care and Growing Guide

Green leaves with pale to striking white veins of this Philodendron need tropics like climatic conditions to keep thriving.

This plant can be the ultimate requirement to satisfy a plant lover with its beautiful view.

The below table includes the concise care tips for Philodendron gloriosum, which are described in detail further in the article.

FactorsOptimal Conditions
Sunlight and LocationBright and indirect light throughout the day.
WateringSummer- once or twice a week
Winter- once in two weeks
Ideal Temperature64°F to 78°F (18°C to 26°C)
Ideal Humidity60-80%
Soil MixWell draining soil mix
pH- 6-7.5
High in organic matter
Fertilizing RequirementsNPK ratio 20:20:20
only during spring and summer
PestsAphids, Mealybugs, Scales, Thrips , White fly, and Spider mites
DiseaseBacterial Leaf Spot and Root rot.
PropagationRhizome cutting and seeds
Potting RepottingCeramic or plastic pots with 1-2 drainage holes.
Repotting during early spring when the pot becomes root bound or atleast once in 2 years
PruningDuring fall or spring season.
ToxicityToxic to human and animal

1. Adequate Sunlight and Proper Location

Philodendron gloriosum doesn’t like direct sunlight. However, it loves to stay in bright indirect or dappled sunlight. This velvety plant does not like even the slightest direct sunlight during the early morning.

Besides, locations receiving cold breezy wind are also not suitable. So, place it away from the windows.

Provide your gloriosum with bright indirect light as more light makes the leaves bigger.

Moreover, to give gloriosum accurate brightness, you can measure the light intensity with a light meter. The light intensity of the 400-500 foot-candle range is best for its optimum growth.

The intensity below 200 foot-candle is a bare minimum for the growth of velvety Philodendron.

Lux meter checking the light intensity
Lux meter checking the light intensity (Source: Amazon)

Problems Due to Improper Lighting and Wrong Location

  • Even though Philodendron Gloriosum can live in low light conditions, its growth will be stunted.
  • Low light intensity causes irreversible loss of vibrant color of the leaves.
  • Direct sunlight may cause scorching of the leaves, causing leaves to look burned with black marks.
  • Lack of light makes the plant leggy, with a large gap between the petioles.

Tips to Provide Proper Sunlight and Location

  • You can use a bright-colored sheer curtain to filter the light falling directly on the Philodendron gloriosum.
  • If the location is too dark, place a grow light (fluorescent light) to fulfill the light requirement of the plant.
  • If you place gloriosum outdoors, locating it in a shaded spot or patio is best.

2. Adequate Watering

You may find watering Philodendron slightly tricky if you are a novice gardener.

Watering your gloriosum once to twice a week during summer and reducing it to once every two weeks during winter should be enough.

However, instead of sticking to a strict schedule, it is better to check if your plant needs water before watering.

You can water your plant when the top 1-3 inches of soil is dry. Check the dryness of potting mix using a wooden stick or your finger.

Overwatering and under watering both cause stress to your lovely plant. Hence, it is necessary to water your plant consciously.

Watering the plant
Watering the plant (Source: Unsplash)

Water your Philodendron to make the soil mix moist, not wet. This provides your plant with enough water and doesn’t create a soggy condition that is not liked by the gloriosum.

Besides, if you use tap or drinking water to irrigate, don’t forget to let the water stay for 24 hrs to decrease the harmful effects of chlorine and fluorine on the plant.

Problem Due to Improper Watering

  • Overwatering causes leaves to turn yellow.
  • Excess watering also causes root rot.
  • Drooping leaves is the initial symptom of the underwatered Philodendron.
  • Underwatering also causes leaves to curl and turn crisp brown.

Tips to Provide Adequate Watering

  • You can use a soil moisture sensor to measure and regulate soil moisture.
  • Inspect the soil regularly and water only if the top few inches of soil are completely dry.
  • Regulate the watering frequency according to the season as the summer season needs more frequent watering than the winter season.
  • Also, check for the color and texture of the potting mix, as it indicates the moisture condition. For example, if the potting mix looks dark black, the plant may not need watering.
  • Don’t water your Philodendron from the top, as it wets the leaves and encourages disease and pest.
  • Always use a pot with drainage holes and well-draining soil to prevent soggy conditions.
  • Using a small watering can or spray water can help control the about of water applied to the plant.
  • Remove the water from the drip tray regularly as placing the plant on the water for a long time may cause overwatering problems.

Read more on 10 Cute Mini Watering Cans for Indoor Plants

3. Ideal Temperature

As a tropical plant, gloriosum Philodendron requires warm temperature between 64°F to 78°F (18°C to 26°C) as an optimum requirement.

Fulfillment of temperature requirement is relatively easy, as placing the plant in filtered, indirect sunlight meets the need.

Moreover, Philodendron gloriosum tolerates temperature up to 59°F (15°C). Below 15°C, the overall growth of the plant is hampered. Also, Philodendron gloriosum doesn’t tolerate frost.

Philodendron Leaf Edges Turning Brown
Philodendron Leaf Edges Turning Brown

Problems Due to Improper Temperature

  • Leaves become yellow and start to fall
  • Edges of leaves wilt and turn brown
  • Leaves lack lushness and become pale
  • Smaller roots due to slow growth

Tips to Provide Optimum Temperature

  • Required temperature can be maintained by using heaters and air conditioners. However, don’t place the plant very near to them.
  • Don’t forget to bring your Philodendron indoor during the winter when the temperature falls below 59°F to protect it from the frost.
  • Make sure to place the grow lights 24 inches (61cm) distance from the leaves to prevent leaf burn.
  • Don’t place the pot in a breezy location near the single pan window during the winter season.
  • You can use heating pads for small plants to keep the soil warm for the whole day.
  • If the temperature rises more than 78°F, increase the frequency of watering.
  • Occasional misting is also beneficial to keep the plant healthy in scorching seasons.

4. High Humidity

Philodendron gloriosum, as a tropical plant, loves high humidity. Therefore, maintaining a humidity level of 60-80% is ideal for growth.

As a result, you should imitate the tropical climate to keep your plant happy. Moreover, gloriosum can survive even in lower humidity levels up to 40 %.

However, maintaining a higher humidity of more than 60% is necessary to keep Philodendron thriving.

Humidifier is placed near a Plant
Humidifier near a Plant (Source: Amazon)

Problems Due to Low Humidity

  • Low humidity level causes mild browning of leaf tips
  • Smaller leave size
  • Wilting leaves

Tips to Provide Optimum Humidity

  • Keep a hygrometer to check and maintain the humidity level of the room.
  • Placing a humidifier in the room helps to maintain the humidity level. However, place the humidifier slightly far from the plant.
  • You can mist the leaves of gloriosum occasionally to maintain humidity around the plant. However, misting can cause fungal disease due to prolonged moisture on leaves.
  • Place a plate with water and pebbles near the pot to create a humid condition.
  • If you have lots of plants, keep them in groups that increase transpiration and trap water vapor for longer around the plants. However, don’t practice it for a long time as grouping plants also encourages insects and pests.

5. Proper Soil Mix

The ideal soil is the foundation for sustaining a healthy plant. Well-draining and aerated soil is best for thriving Philodendron.

The primary strategy is to use a soil mix that supports water drainage and water retention. Use a minimum amount of clayey material on the soil mix as it holds more water and may cause root rot.

The below table gives the overview of characters of the ideal soil for planting Philodendron gloriosum:

Soil PropertiesImportance
Constitute Organic matterSlow releasing feed for plant
Well drainingTo prevent water logging condition
Well aeratedFor undisturbed growth of roots

You can easily buy a pre-made philodendron or monstera potting soil from stores. Some recommendations that can be easily found on amazon are:

Soil mixed with Organic Material
Soil mixed with Organic Material (Source: Pexels)

Home Made Potting Mix Recipe

  • One part peat
  • One part perlite/ vermiculite
  • Two parts coco peat
  • Two parts bark
  • One and a half parts perlite
  • One and a half parts charcoal
  • One part worm castings and half part sphagnum moss.
  • 100% sphagnum peat moss

Soil mix containing high organic matter is best for Philodendron. You may also add some charcoal to the potting mix to prevent mold infections on the roots.

Also, you may want to read about How to Make a Philodendron Bushy?

6. Proper Fertilization

Philodendrons don’t need lots of feeding. However, feeding Plilodendron with quality feed once in a while helps produce large and velvety leaves.

Fertilize your Philodendron with quality liquid foliage houseplant fertilizer containing macro as well as micronutrients (Calcium and Magnesium).

You should fertilize gloriosum once or twice a month mixed with water during the summer and spring.

However, you can pass feeding during the winter season as they are generally dormant at that time.

Common Mistakes While Fertilizing Philodendron Gloriosum

  • Applying fertilizer more in amount than required
  • Spraying fertilizers to leaves and stems
  • Not diluting the fertilizer before using
  • It is generally unnecessary to add more fertilizer if your soil mix contains slow-release fertilizer.

Problems Due to Improper Fertilization

  • Overfertilizing causes leaves and root burn
  • Overfertilizing also makes plants weak and more vulnerable to disease and pests.
  • The deficiency of calcium and magnesium causes yellow spots on leaves which ultimately turn brown.
  • Under fertilization causes stunted growth of Philodendron.
  • Under fertilization causes brown edges of the leaves.
  • Overfertilization causes fertilizer to accumulate on the soil surface, forming a whitish crust.
Browning leaves and salt built up in soil due to overfertilization

Tips for Proper Fertilization

  • Use a fertilizer with an NPK ratio of 20:20:20.
  • Dilute the fertilizer to half its strength before using.
  • Fertilizing in dry soil may damage the roots. So, always soak the soil thoroughly before applying fertilizer.
  • Read the label properly before using any fertilizer.
  • It is beneficial to flush the soil with water once in 6 months to prevent salt build-up due to fertilizer.

Organic fertilizers are also good alternatives for Philodendron. Organic fertilizers also contain micronutrients besides NPK.

Plant Nutrient Pyramid
Plant Nutrient Pyramid (Source: UMN Extension)

Organic Fertilizers for Philodendron Gloriosum

Some organic fertilizers loved  by Philodendrons gloriosum are:

  • Eggshells: Boil the eggshells in water and let them cool. You can use the water on your plant to fertilize it. Alternatively, you can crush the eggshells and mix them in the soil mix while potting or repotting the Philodendron. Eggshells are an excellent source of calcium.
  • Fish Tank Water: Fish tank water is an excellent nitrogen source. So, you can store the water while cleaning the tank and use it to fertilize your Philodendron.
  • Coffee filter: Coffee waste is a good source of potassium and magnesium. However, using it regularly may make the potting mix acidic.

7. Dormancy Period

Philodendron gloriosum goes to a dormant stage during cold seasons. During this period, the growth stops, and the plant requires significantly less water and feed.

While in dormancy, the plant is just living, and giving a lot of water and feed may overwhelm the plant. It may cause different problems like yellow leaves or root rot.

Tips to Take Care During Dormancy

  • Cut off the watering and feeding schedule to half the frequency.
  • Misting the plants regularly helps retain humidity, as the environment becomes drier in winter due to the heater and fireplace.
  • Keep the pot away from drafty locations.

8. Growth Habits

This crawling Philodendron can have a single leaf reaching up to the height of 3 feet in the wild form in its native land.

However, the indoor gloriosum planted on a pot doesn’t reach this height at any time of its life. The maximum growth can be up to about 6 feet tall with a single leaf of size 20 cm.

Also, the crawling growth habit cannot be seen, and it grows as a bush due to lack of space on a pot while growing indoors.

Gloriosum has a rhizome that grows underground along the soil, and the leaves emerge directly from the rhizome.

Keeping the rhizome half-exposed is the best way to plant. Completely buried rhizomes are more prone to rot due to moist soil.

9. Foliage Growth

Philodendron gloriosum is a crawling plant with only leaves above the ground. It is mainly grown for its large and velvety leaves. The leaves are dark green with striking white veins.

Due to its mesmerizing velvety foliage with heart-shaped leaves, it is one of the most desired plants for gardeners.

The leaves grow up to 20 cm in length from about a meter-long stem.

However, Philodendron gloriosum is a slow grower. It takes more than a month to reveal its glorious leaf after the appearance of a leaf spike.

The matte green leaves complement striking pinkish veins that turn creamy white as the plant matures.

Tips to Make Philodendron Leaves Bushy

Therefore, while potting in a container, it will not get enough space to grow underground, due to which only a few of its glorious leaves can be seen on your pot.

  • To make it bushy, you can plant more than one rhizome in the same container, due to which more leaves will grow, and you can get jungly gloriosum at your home.
  • Moreover, keep the foliage rich in color by regularly cleaning it by dusting, misting, or spraying it with water.
  • You can make the foliage bigger and brighter by adding more organic or nitrogen-based fertilizers.

10. Flowering Habits

Like any other Philodendron, gloriosum flowers on its natural habitat when it becomes mature in almost 15- 16 years.

It is rare to see a Philodendron blooming indoors in an artificial environment.

However, if you are patient and lucky enough, your Philodendron gloriosum may bloom, flaunting its leaf-like bract called a spathe and a flowering spike called a spadix.

The flower is white and yellow with a funnel-like shape. It blooms during spring and early summer when the temperature becomes warm.

Perfectly regulated climatic, watering, and feeding habits that mimic its natural habitat may gift you with the beautiful flower of gloriosum.

Lush Foliage with flower of Philodendron Gloriosum
Lush foliage with the flower of Philodendron Gloriosum (Source: House of Aroids)

Tips to Make Philodendron Gloriosum Bloom

  • Fertilize regularly during the growing season.
  • Maintain ideal temperature, humidity, and watering habits throughout the year.
  • Make sure to provide plenty of indirect or dappled light.
  • Use a quality potting mix that is lightweight, well-draining, and full of organic matter.
  • Repot regularly to provide roots with enough space to grow.
  • Take good care to keep the plant free from disease and pests.

11. Potting and Repotting Philodendron Gloriosum

Philodendron gloriosum can be easily grown in a terracotta pot. However, make sure that the pot has at least 2-3 drainage holes to not store water for too long.

Besides, a plastic, wooden, or cemented pot can also be used. But metal and glass pots are not suitable due to inadequate drainage facilities.

Size, material, and drainage hole are the most critical factors to be considered before selecting a pot for your indoor plant.

Moreover, repotting should be done if your plant has become root-bound or roots are poking out the drainage holes.

Additionally, the water pooling on the soil surface indicates a need for repotting.

The best time to repot Philodendron gloriosum is just before the active growth begins, i.e., late winter or early spring.

Problems Due to Improper Pot

  • Small pots may become root bound fast, demanding frequent repotting.
  • Rootbound conditions for a long time may cause stunted growth and brown leaves.
  • Big containers and pots without drainage hold a lot of water, creating mushy conditions that may cause root rot.

Tips for Selecting Proper Pot While Repotting

  • Select a pot at least 2 inches larger than the old pot.
  • The pot should be 2-3 inches larger than the plant root ball.
  • Terracotta pots with 2-3 drainage holes are best for Philodendron gloriosum.
Potted Philodendron Gloriosum
Potted Philodendron Gloriosum (Source: Etsy)

Steps for Repotting a Philodendron Gloriosum

  • Water the plant thoroughly at least 12-24 hrs before to make removal of plant from the pot easier.
  • Cut and remove the roots if it is poking out from the drainage hole.
  • Turn the plant upside down and tap at the base of the container to remove the plant altogether.
  • Remove one-third of the soil from the root ball and cut off excess roots.
  • Also, cut excess rhizome if it has become too big to adjust in the pot.
  • If the rhizome is also trimmed, leave the plant on air for a couple of hours to allow the wound to heal.
  • The rhizome must remain partially above ground, and the roots must be allowed to make their way into the soil for optimal growth.
  • Now plant it on a new container with fresh soil, place it in bright indirect light, and water it thoroughly.

Repotting should be done every 2-3 years unless roots are poking out of the drainage hole.

Read about the correct method of Repotting Philodendron How to Repot a Philodendron?

12. Pruning of Philodendron Gloriosum

Pruning of Philodendron is rarely necessary. However, you may want to cut and remove old and dying leaves.

Also, cut off any diseased part to remove the problem and make the plant healthy and happy.

Tips for Pruning Properly

  • Use sterilized and sharp shears to cut.
  • The best time to prune a Philodendron is during the fall or spring season before its active growth starts.
  • Prune the rhizome leaving the leaves node intact.

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Philodendron Gloriosum Propagation Methods

Propagating gloriosum Philodendron is very easy and can be easily performed even by a beginner on gardening.

The easiest and quickest method for propagating gloriosum is rhizome cutting. Besides, it can also be propagated by seeds as well.

Spring or early summer is the best time to propagate a Philodendron.

Quick Check Before Propagating

Here is the list of materials that you may need while propagating.

Materials NeededTheir Purpose
Pruning ShearsTo cut the damaged leaves and rhizome
Gardening GlovesFor safety
Sphagum MossTo place the Rhizome Cuttings
Philodendron Potting MixPropagating Medium
Ziploc BagTo place the rhizome cuttings

Propagation Via Rhizome Cutting

For propagating Philodendron gloriosum with rhizome, you should select the healthy rhizome to start.

The rhizome is an underground stem with nodes. The healthy rhizome should be light tan to yellowish-white.

Moreover, it should not have any dark-colored or water-soaked area. Select a rhizome with at least two nodes while selecting it for propagation.

Now, you can continue with the following steps to get a rhizome cutting:

  • Take a sharp and sterile shear.
  • Now select a suitable portion of the rhizome between two leaves, about 3 inches in length. The cut portion of the rhizome may or may not have leaves, but make sure to leave at least three leaves on the mother plant.
  • Then cut the rhizome, make clear, and even cut.
  • Let the rhizome stay in the air for a couple of hours to help develop a callus on the cut part.
  • Using cinnamon on the cut part works as a disinfectant that helps heal the wound.
  • Then place the cut in a fresh mix of sphagnum moss and perlite. Keep the moss moist and put it in a ziplock bag or a container with a lid to preserve moisture.
  • Open the bag or lid once a day to allow fresh air circulation.
  • Within 2-4 weeks, roots will be 2-3 inches long.
  • Now plant the rhizome to a fresh well-draining potting mix.
Philodendron Gloriosum Rhizome Cuttings
Philodendron Gloriosum Rhizome Cuttings (Source: Etsy)

Propagation Via Seeds

  • You can collect the seeds during the summer season and plant them immediately.
  • But before planting, place the seeds on lukewarm water for 24-48 hours.
  • Plant the seeds on well-draining soil full of organic matter. Place them about 1/3 inch (1 cm) deep and at least 2 inches (5 cm) apart.
  • To maintain humidity, you can cover the soil with a plastic mulch and let it stay in a bright place with plenty of indirect sunlight.
  • Check the soil regularly and rinse to prevent it from getting dry. You can use a spray bottle to spray water once a week.
  • With other conditions maintained for a mature plant and temperature 21 degrees Celcius, the seeds will germinate within a month.
  • Then transplant the seedling into a pot.
Baby Plants Developing From Seeds
Baby Plants Developing From Seeds (Source: Pixabay)

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Common Problems in Philodendron Gloriosum

1. Common Pests of Philodendron Gloriosum

Like every other Philodendron, gloriosum is also not prone to pests. However, sometimes it may get infected by pests when the environment is not in its favor.

Some commonly seen pests on Philodendron gloriosum are spider mites, aphids, fungus gnats, whitefly, scales, and mealybugs.

All insects of gloriosum mainly suck sap and can be detrimental to plants if the infestation is high.

Name of PestSymptoms
AphidsTiny grey or black colored insect cover the leaf.
Mealy BugsWaxy bugs that have cotton-like substances wrapped around them
Scale InsectTiny, waxy pests.
Yellow or rust-colored spots can be seen on leaves.
ThripsTiny bugs that look like little threads
Spider mitesRounded-shaped black or red-colored mites.
Silky web can be seen around the plant.

Learn more about Identification of Insects Eggs on Leaves and Their Treatment.


  • Picking and removing the insects when the number of pests is low.
  • A yellow sticky trap can be used to control flying pests.
  • Use rubbing alcohol diluted with equal water to wipe off the pests.
  • Spray neem oil after diluting it with water.
  • You can use low toxic insecticidal sprays like insecticidal soaps or pyrethrin for chemical control of the pests.
  • Use a strong spray of water to remove mealy bugs. Cover the soil to prevent overwatering.
Neem Oil for Pests Control
Neem Oil for Pests Control (Source: Amazon)

Preventive Measures

  • Always check and quarantine the plants before bringing them in for adding them to your plant collection.
  • Use sanitized and pest-free propagation material, potting mix, and planting tools.
  • Always keep your Philodendron healthy to prevent pest attacks.

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2. Common Diseases of Philodendron Gloriosum

Philodendrons are hardy plants and encounter significantly less diseased conditions.

The most common diseases seen on the Philodendron gloriosum are Bacterial Leaf Spot and Root rot.

Philodendron gloriosum is more prone to the disease due to the damp condition created by overwatering.

Bacterial Leaf Spot (Erwinia spp)Spots on the leaf margin that turn rusty brown with yellow rings
Root rot (Rhizoctonia sp)Stunted growth, unfurling leaves and yellow leaves


  • Stop watering and let the plant stay for a week.
  • Discard the diseased plant and replace it with a healthy one.
  • If the rot is identified in the initial condition, removing the diseased part by pruning can help to make the plant healthy again.
  •  Copper fungicide, Benomyl, or other fungicides can be used for the chemical treatment of diseases.

Preventive Measures

  • Water consciously and don’t water the plant until the top 1-3 cm soil is dry.
  • Don’t mist the leaves a lot and avoid overhead watering.
  • Don’t use the same soil while repotting.
  • Always use a well-draining and aerated potting mix.
  • Add a layer of pumice stone on the bottom to help drainage and prevent drainage holes from being clogged with soil.
  • Provide adequate space between plants to allow airflow.

3. Yellow Leaves

The most common reason for yellowing Philodendron is direct sunlight or overwatering.

Prune the diseased leaves to concentrate the plant’s energy towards other healthy leaves.

Then adjust your plant care routine by changing the location of the pot and halting irrigation for about a month to let the soil dry.

4. Droopy Leaves

Droopy leaves of Philodendron are the sign of over or under watering the plant.

You can minimize the problem by checking the dryness of the soil before watering the plant.

Toxicity in Philodendron Gloriosum

Philodendron gloriosum contains a toxic component called insoluble calcium oxalate crystals. These crystals are considered harmful to both humans and pets.

Therefore, it is necessary to keep this stunning plant away from the reach of pets and children.

Calcium oxalate crystals, if ingested, cause irritation and swelling of the mouth and throat.

Drooling, nausea, and vomiting may also be seen in more severe cases.

In case of ingestion, seek immediate help from the medical professional. In the case of your pets, thoroughly clean the mouth and take them to the veterinarian.

House Plant and a Furry Friend
House Plant and a Furry Friend (Source: Pexels)

FAQs About Philodendron Gloriosum

Does Philodendron gloriosum Climb?

No, Philodendron gloriosum are creepers and don’t climb trellises, poles, or trees.

The stem of this plant grows horizontally; therefore, it is found creeping the ground even in its natural habitat.

Why is Philodendron Gloriosum so expensive?

Philodendron gloriosum is a variegated terrestrial Philodendron. As variegation in Philodendrons is due to mutation, such plants are more rare and expensive than non-variegated ones.

Also, this plant is listed as the vulnerable group by the IUCN Redlist, making it more precious.

Moreover, its velvety and stunning leaves make them highly demanding, resulting in the high price for buying.

If you’ve ever wondered why Philodendron Pink Princess are so expensive, this article will address your concerns.


Simple, caring requirements and its exotic tropical appearance make this species of Philodendron the best plant to have at your home.

Moreover, it also purifies your indoor air. Philodendron gloriosum is destined to satisfy your inner gardener for sure.

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  1. Philodendron Gloriosum is a plant with beautiful leaves and I really like it, great info about this plant. Thanks for your post.

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