Philodendron Gloriosum Plant Facts

Scientific NamePhilodendron Gloriosum
Plant Common NameAnthurium Gloriosum, Velvet Philodendron, Creeper Plant, Crawling Philodendron, Gloriosum Philodendron
Light RequirementsJust like all Philodendron plants out there, it likes bright indirect light. Giving plenty of light is especially important if you want your plant to bloom.
Water RequirementsDuring summer, water your plant every one to two times a week. Always check the topsoil if it’s dry before watering. The soil should be moist but not wet.
Soil RequirementsThis plant prefers a solid base that can retain moisture, maintaining a humid condition, but doesn’t hold water. The potting soil should also be well-draining.
Fertilizer RequirementsA slow-release fertilizer is ideal. But you can also use a diluted, succulent plant feed every two or three weeks.
Temperature RequirementsThe ideal temperature range is between 55 degrees Fahrenheit to 85 degrees Fahrenheit.
Humidity RequirementsYou should aim for 60% to 80% humidity levels for optimal growth of your plant.
SizeIt can grow up to six-feet tall in specific outdoor conditions. Its leaves can reach six inch wide.
Foliage ColorThe leaves are known for their dark green color.
PropagationPropagating is best done using stem cuttings in water or soil.
ToxicityIt is toxic so it’s best to keep it out of reach of your kids and pets.
Repotting RequirementsRepot in the early summer when its roots are visible above the soil. This plant grows sideways, so choose a wide container rather than a deep pot.
Pruning RequirementsGet rid of yellow, browning, old, and dead leaves to focus the energy and nutrients on new growth. If your P. Gloriosum is taking too much space, you should prune it.
Growth ZoneThis plant only grows outdoors in USDA zones 11 and 12.
Common ProblemsBacterial Leaf Spot, Yellow or Brown Leaves, and Root Rot.
PestsCommon pests include Mealybugs, Aphids, and Spider Mites.
Where to BuyYou can buy from most local nurseries and trusted online suppliers. However, you may have to order this plant in advance because the supply can be very limited.