Philodendron Gloriosum is a crawling, terrestrial plant, native to Colombia whose foliage is characterised by its oversized heart-shaped leaves.
These philodendrons can be a little a tricky to care for, but will reward your extra effort with striking foliage.
A shaded environment and regular misting will help keep this species happy.
Philodendrons do best in loose, well-drained soil that is high in organic matter.
When growing philodendron plants, allow the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings. Droopy leaves can mean that the plant is getting too much or not enough water. But the leaves recover quickly when you correct the watering schedule.
Set the Philodendron in a location with bright, indirect sunlight. Find a position near a window where the sun’s rays never actually touch the foliage. While it’s normal for older leaves to yellow, if this happens to several leaves at the same time, the plant may be getting too much light. On the other hand, if the stems are long and leggy with several inches between leaves, the plant probably isn’t getting enough light.
Gloriosum this big and with healthy root system is not common to find, give yourself a break from struggling with cuttings.
The plant lost all the leaves and roots after shipping, now - one year later he has 6 leaves and strong roots.
He's 35 cm tall and will be shipped in a 12 cm pot.