Philodendron Gabby
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Philodendron Gabby

All you need to know about philodendron gabby care…

Philodendron Gabby Summary

Light needs:Low light to bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Water when top 40% of soil is dry, check weekly.
Fertilizer:A well-diluted balanced fertilizer once a month in spring and summer.
Soil:A well draining compost.
Temperature:20°C-27°C (70-80°F).
Where to buy:Try one of these Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Leaf crisping due to underwatering / too much sun. Fading variegation due to low light.


The philodendron gabby is a very variegated philodendron hederaceum. It has loads of white and creamy variegation on it. It is a real beauty. It is a ‘sport’ grown by Gabriella Plants, which was produced from taking cuttings from the same plants for a few generations without mixing with others. They also grow the philodendron rio.

See also: Philodendron Splendid, Philodendron Micans Care, Philodendron White Knight, Philodendron Gabby, Scindapsus Treubii Moonlight, Jessenia Pothos Philodendron Florida Ghost, Philodendron Erubescens.

Philodendron Gabby Light Needs

A philodendron gabby will do well in most areas of your home from low light areas to lots of indirect sunlight. Just don’t give it direct sun.

Tip: don’t let it get any direct sun, it can burn the cream variegated parts easily.

How Often to Water

Water it if the top 40% of soil is dry, check once a week. Hederaceum are really tolerant of under watering, and some overwatering, but try to check them weekly for the healthiest growth.


Feed it a well-diluted balanced fertilizer once a month in the spring and summer. Although not totally necessary to feed them, they can grow quicker and bigger if you do.

Philodendron Gabby Soil

A well draining compost is ideal, add some perlite if you use a standard compost.

When To Repot A Philodendron Gabby

Repot it when it gets pot bound. Pot it up one or two sizes. You can do this any time of the year, the best time is in spring so the plant fills out its new pot over the growing season. This is a good time to cut the plant back and make it the shape you want it, as well as propagate some cuttings.


50-60% is optimum, so giving them a bit more humidity than normal homes is best. However they will do ok in lower humidity areas.


20°C-27°C (70-80°F) is ideal, don’t let them get down to below 10°C (50°F).

Philodendron Gabby
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Where To Buy

Try Etsy one of these Rare Plant Shops.

Other Names

Gabby port, hederaceum gabby.

Philodendron Gabby Vs Cream Splash

Both the gabby and cream splash are cream variegated philodendron hederaceum plants. The cream splash has much more green on it, where as the gabby has more cream than green. The gabby is predominantly cream. If the plant is predominantly green with a cream center then it is most likely the cream splash.

Philodendron Gabby Vs Rio

The rio and gabby and similar sized plants, but the rio has more green on the leaves, while the gabby is predominantly cream and light green.

Philodendron Gabby Vs Brazil

The brasil is a green, light agree and yellow hederaceum, and it is predominantly green, whereas the gabby has rounder leaves and is mainly cream colored.

FAQs and Common Problems

Common issues with philodendron gabby include crisping and browning of leaves due to underwatering or too much sun. Also the variegation can fade, if it does, give it a bit more light, but make sure it is indirect sunlight.

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