Hey Plant Friends!
This week we are talking about Philodendron gloriosum. This crawling, terrestrial plant belongs to the Araceae family and is native to Columbia. Gloriosum have large, green leaves and deep white veins making it a great statement plant for your home. The Philodendron family is known for its easy care and rapid growth.
Let’s talk about care. In their native habitat, plants in the Araceae family like to crawl on other plants like trees. When repotting your plant we recommend using Sol Soils Houseplant Chunky Mix. Plant in a long, rectangular planter to allow your plant to grow across the soil. Philodendron gloriosum thrive in very bright, indirect light. Too much sun can scorch the leaves. Too little sun will cause slow and elongated growth. Grow this plant outside for the summer to juice it up - they love the high humidity in a shady spot outdoors. Water this philodendron when the top 2-3 inches of soil are dry to the touch. Make sure your pot has drainage so your plant isn’t sitting in standing water as this can lead to root rot. As we know when collecting plants pests are a common issue we deal with. Look out for mealy bugs, spider mites, and aphids. Check for pests weekly while watering, especially on the undersides of leaves. Keep a bottle of Bonide’s Insecticidal Soap on hand for easy treatment.
Philodendron gloriosum are available in 4” pots. If you have any further questions feel free to reach out to us by phone, Instagram, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.