Philodendron Glorious
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Philodendron Glorious Care

One of my wish list plants, we cover all you need to know about, philodendron glorious care

Philodendron Glorious Care Summary

Light needs:Medium to bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Water when top 50% of soil is dry, check weekly.
Fertilizer:Feed once a month in spring and summer with a balanced feed.
Soil:A mix of 60% potting compost, 20% perlite, and 20% orchid bark. 
Temperature:18°C to 27°C (64-81°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Root rot and over watering.


A rare plant lovers dream plant, the philodendron glorious is a hybrid of the philodendron gloriosum and philodendron melanochrysum with velvet textured leaves and big slender leaves.

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Light Needs

Medium to bright indirect sunlight is ideal, the leaves tend to burn if given direct sunlight.

How Often to Water

Be really careful of overwatering philodendrons, they can get root rot quickly. Make sure the top 50% of soil is dry before watering again. Check them once a week.


Feed them once a month in spring and summer with a balanced plant feed.

Philodendron Glorious Soil

Use a mix of 60% potting compost, 20% perlite, and 20% orchid bark. These plants hate to sit in water logged wet heavy soil, it will kill them quickly!

For more on Philodendron soil see our guide on what to buy or how to make your own: Philodendron Soil.

When To Repot

Repot them when they outgrow their current pot and you can see crowded roots. Take it out of it’s pot in Spring to check it so it can be repotted if needed, in time for the growing season.


60% or even more ideal, they can get crispy leaves if the humidity is too low. Keep them with other plants and give them a pebble tray of water to keep them humid.

Tip: Get a humidity meter to monitor the temperature and humidity (they give maximum and minimum read outs so you know if they are falling off at night). They’re really cheap these days, under 10 euros / dollars.

Philodendron Glorious Temperature

Aim for 18°C to 27°C (64-81°F) for best results. They’ll be fine above and below for periods of time.

Philodendron Glorious Vs Splendid

The main difference between the philodendron glorious and the splendid is the splendid has more pronounced veins. The glorious and splendid are both hybrids of the melanochrysum, so are quite similar and they both have velvety leaves like their shared parent, the melanochrysum. The glorious is a mix with the gloriousum, where as the splendid is a mix of the verrucosum and melanochrysum. They are both amazing plants.

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

Other Names

Gloriosum x melanochrysum.

Philodendron Glorious Care FAQs and Common Problems

Overwatering is big killer of these plants, they can get root rot easily. They must be watered sparingly and kept in well draining soil, a normal potting compost will be too heavy for them when wet.

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