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Philodendron Gloriosum Care Tips

Hands down my favourite plant of all time is the wonderful velvety goddess, the Philodendron gloriosum. I currently own 4 of these beauties, with number 5 due to join the gloriosum fam very soon.

Gloriosum


Lush Little Tips:

  • Despite being hard to find, they’re not too tricky to keep, and are quite average in their needs compared to other indoor plants. The usual applies - good drainage in your soil, don’t over water them, and give them decent but not too bright indirect light (mine are in medium light)
  • Use stakes and gently tied string to help hold them up
  • Ensure the rhizome is exposed and not buried under the soil as this is where new leaves grow from
  • New leaves tend to grow agonisingly slowly (from the first appearance of a leaf spike to the leaf opening in full, it can take a month or more), and then reveal in a gorgeous ombré tone that darkens over the space of a week
  • Whilst seemingly delicate, they can withstand pest treatment quite well, as mine have been sprayed with hardcore miticide for spider mites (which they are susceptible to) and have done perfectly fine

2 comments

  • Hey Katlin! They’re fairly good with a range of humidity levels, unlike some of their cousin Philodendrons that need higher humidity. By the way, the best way to understand the humidity where you live is to buy a hygrometer, which you can get on ebay for less than $10.

    Lush Little Jungle
  • Do they like high humidity? I know a lot of other Ariods like humidity on the higher side, thanks in advance.

    Katlin Meyer

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