The Philodendron Gloriosum Plant is a rare aroid that has gorgeous, velvety, heart shaped leaves. In the Philodendron family, each plant is either a climber or a creeper. The Gloriosum is a creeper, meaning the stems crawl horizontally along the surface. This plant is native to Colombia, but is also found in other tropical areas such as Mexico, Central America, western parts of Brazil and Venezuela. If you are lucky enough to stumble upon a Philodendron Gloriosum, you will find your home filled with very large leaves from this plant if given the adequate conditions.
The Gloriosum will thrive best in bright indirect sunlight. Too much direct sunlight will result in yellowing leaves and could damage your plant so be aware of how much direct light it receives throughout each day. Long leggy leaves and slow growth may indicate it is not receiving enough light.
The Gloriosum appreciates moist soil but not soggy. Drooping leaves can indicate over watering. When you are thinking about watering this plant, be sure the top 2 inches of the soil is dried out before you water.
This plant requires higher humidity. In your home, using a humidifier or a pebble tray to increase humidity. When using a pebble tray, you can fill a tray with rocks or pebbles, fill the water just below the rock line and either place the plant on top of or beside the tray. This will increase humidity. A humidifier is recommended to keep the environment consistently humid.
The Philodendron Gloriosum will do great in regular potting soil. We recommend Fox Farm Potting Soil for added nutrients and drainage! Adding peat moss or pertile will also help add aeration and retain the moisture enough for this plant.
Fertilizing your plants is important for added nutrients and growth. During the growing season, spring and summer, the Gloriosum needs to be fertilized once a month. Slow growth and small leaves may indicate a lack of fertilization.
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