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Philodendron gloriosum

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Philodendron (fil-oh-DEN-dron) (Info)
Species: gloriosum (glo-ree-OH-sum) (Info)

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20 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade
Full Shade

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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1 positive
2 neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral jaslacovis On Aug 28, 2009, jaslacovis from Minneapolis, MN wrote:

I grow this indoors at my office in Minneapolis. I purchased it online at .I've had it for almost 2 years and it's on it's 5th leaf, never having more than 3 at a time. It seems healthy. I water it once or twice a week. I wonder if it just a slow grower indoors, or if it will suddenly grow more after a bit more time.
edit~I read that if your plant is from a tissue culture that it will not get as big of leaves or growth habbit as other propigation methods. I have yet to get a leaf bigger than 6" in diameter.

Neutral wormfood On Apr 15, 2009, wormfood from Lecanto, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

a corner of my shadehouse was exposed to temps below 45* and I thought this plant was lost. There are brand new leaves coming up now. (April)

Positive gothqueen On Nov 6, 2008, gothqueen from Gainesville, FL wrote:

This plant is a creeper that will fill a bed extremely quickly. Not really suitable at all as a houseplant for any length of time, it wants to get huge. Excellent plant for those that have space


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Francisco, California
Big Pine Key, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Lecanto, Florida
Loxahatchee, Florida
Miami, Florida
Tampa, Florida
Venice, Florida
Kurtistown, Hawaii

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