Philodendron Gloriosum Dark Form - Baby Plant


Existing in 3 different forms, Philodendron Gloriosum is particularly known for the great size of its heart-shaped leaves and its velvety feel. The Dark Form, as it names indicates, has much darker leaves than the original one, contrasted with almost white veins.

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  • Brightness Can handle moderate brightness
  • Humidity High need in humidity
  • Growth stage Baby plant
  • Difficulty Appreciates a little care


Origin : South-American rainforests, especially Colombia.
Personality : Appreciates a little care
Earmark : Big dark green leaves with very clear veins and a velvety feel.
Say something smart : Philodendron Gloriosum has first been identified under the Colombian tropical canopy, in 1876 during an expedition led by Charles-Antoine Lemaire, french botanist. It was the collected and brought back to Gand, Belgium, to be documented and described. Today, this plant is considered an endangered species on the UICN red list. Indeed, there are only 7 places on Earth where it remains in its wild form.


Which container?

A planter usually looks nice, but we recommend not to plant your new baby directly in one.
Leave it in its current pot until Spring, then ideally transfer it into a terracota pot with little drain holes when it looks cramped.

Finding its place

Brightness : Good level of brightness, as close as possible from a window but no direct sun.
Avoid letting it feel draughts near the windows and take it away from heating sources.
Humidity : 50 % or more.
Tip : Spray its leaves with water (ideally rain-water) once a week. 
Tip 2 : Place some wet clay pebbles under the pot, so they keep diffusing humidity. 
Temperature : Min : 18°C | Max : 27°C | Ideal : 23°C

Day-to-day care

Watering (purely indicative, depends on your local environment): once a week in Spring/Summer, and once every 10 days in Autumn and Winter.
Tip : Put your knuckle in the ground. If it feels totally dry, add some water to keep the soil wet (but not soaking it). 
Fertilizer : Once every other week, from April to October