Please note! This is a head cutting
The beautiful heart-shaped, deep green leaves of Philodendron gloriosum make it a truly 'glorious' plant, as the name suggests. The leaves have a velvety appearance. As the leaves mature, the white veins become more pronounced. Philodendron gloriosum leaves are said to reach a size of 90 cm in natural areas.
Philodendron gloriosum is not a climber, but a creeper. In the wild, they crawl over the forest floor. Their roots are exposed in the process, so take care not to bury them in the ground at home. The Philodendron gloriosum is not a fast grower; from the moment a new leaf stem appears, you may have to wait a month or more for it to fully open. The leaf will then slowly darken with increasingly pronounced veins.
Philodendrons do best in loose, well-drained soil. They grow in sphagnum or in a mixture with peat and perlite.
When growing Philodendron plants, allow the top centimetre of soil to dry out between waterings. Hanging leaves can mean that the plant is getting too much or not enough water. But the leaves recover quickly when you correct it.
Place the Philodendron in a location with bright, indirect sunlight. Find a position near a window where the sun's rays never hit the foliage. Although it is normal for older leaves to turn yellow, the plant may be getting too much light if this happens to several leaves at once. If the stems are long and stretched out with several centimetres between the leaves, the plant is probably not getting enough light. A shady spot for Philodendron gloriosum is sometimes recommended, but then the plant will not grow as well. The brighter the light (without direct sun!), the larger the leaves will appear to grow.
The ideal temperature for this Philodendron is between 18 - 25°C during the day and around 16°C at night. Philodendron gloriosum will not tolerate temperatures below 13°C.
Feed Philodendron houseplants with a balanced fertiliser about once a month in spring and summer and every six to eight weeks in autumn and winter. Slow growth and small leaf size is your plant's way of telling you that it is not getting enough fertiliser. A light blue sheen on the leaves usually indicates that the plant is not getting enough calcium and magnesium, which are essential micronutrients for Philodendrons. These can be added with, for example, fertiliser.
As this is a cutting, it is much more sensitive than a complete plant. Shipping these is therefore always at your own risk.
We place our cuttings in a test tube before shipping.