Philodendron Species

Philodendron gloriosum

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


Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors


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:

Unknown - Tell us

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


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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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 13, 2016, RhipsalisX from Dubuque, IA wrote:

I grow this plant indoors in Iowa. I have had mine for 10+ years. The leaves are more than 10" wide, and it flowers faithfully every year. One of my favorite, most striking houseplants. Needs lots of room with a large pot. Once established, it does not mind being pot-bound for a couple of years. Seems to like it.


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.


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)


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