Philodendron Glorious

Philodendron Glorious Care

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

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 or Etsy.
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. At watering time, it’s a good idea to keep an eye out for pests like Fungus Gnats.


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.

How To Propagate Philodendron Glorious

You can easily propagate these with stem cuttings, take a cutting all the way back to the node with one leaf. Leave it for half a day or so and the wound will callous over which will reduce the chance of rot. Then put it in a cup of moist sphagnum moss to root. Keep it moist, humid and well lit to encourage root growth. It can grow in moss indefinitely, or you can pot it up into a good aroid soil when the roots are established.

Is It Toxic To Cats?

They can be mild to moderately toxic to cats if eaten, and can cause vomiting and oral irritation. Contact your vet if you think your pet has eaten any.

Is It A Climber Or Crawler?

The Philodendron Glorious is a climbing philodendron.

Philodendron Glorious Vs Gloriosum

The Glorious is a hybrid of the Gloriosum and the Melanochrysum so they share some of the same features, the easiest way to tell the difference is the gloriosum is a crawling philodendron and grows sideways. The Glorious is a climber.

Philodendron Glorious Vs Melanochrysum

The glorious is a half melanochrysum hybrid and has the melanochrysum’s velvety leaves and climbing growth pattern, but has the gloriosums leaf shape.

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 or Etsy.

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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