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Philodendron Glorious is quite similar to Philodendron Gloriosum but they have their differences. The plant is easy to care for and produces these beautiful, soft textured leaves.
- Water. Philodendron Glorious like to be kept moist. Water when the top two inches of soil are dry. I water my plant roughly every 5 days and the plant is kept in well-draining soil.
- Light. Keep in bright indirect sunlight, never in direct sunlight. I keep my Glorious right under T5 Barrina grow lights.
- Fertilizer. Fertilizer during growing season and pause during the dormant (winter) months. I use Dyna-Gro fertilizer and fertilize every watering.
- Humidity. Philodendrons love high humidity in the 60%+ range but can acclimate to normal household humidity. I keep my Glorious in a greenhouse that stays around 50% humidity and it’s thriving.
Philodendron Glorious thrive with these plant care tips.
Philodendron Glorious thrive in bright indirect sunlight or under plant grow lights. Think of a room in your home that gets south, west, or east facing light.
Note that south facing rooms get the brightest, hottest sunlight of the day so if you place your Glorious near a south facing window, make sure the plant never sits in direct sunlight. Place a sheer curtain on your window so the plant never receives direct sunlight.
Glorious can acclimate to lower light conditions but you may notice your plant grows much slower.
I keep my Philodendron Glorious in an ikea cabinet under T5 Barrina plant grow lights. I keep my plants on from 7AM-9PM and the plant is continuously growing new leaves.
Philodendorn Glorious like to stay on the moist side. I water my plant every 5 days and find that this is the sweet spot.
Every time I water my plants, the water is mixed with fertilizer and Azamax (pest preventative which we will talk more about later). I like to do this because I don’t have to remember the last time I fertilized my plants. I also like to stay on top of pest pressures and do my best to keep pests at bay.
Many people don’t like to use tap water when watering their plants because of the high amounts of minerals and chemicals found.
However, this isn’t the case for everyone and tap water usually works just fine for most plants, besides calatheas. I use reverse osmosis water to feed all of my plants because it’s the only water in our house since we have a reverse osmosis system for our drinking water.
Philodendron Glorious thrive in well-draining soil.
An easy recipe mix is 50% coco coir, 25% perlite, and 25% worm castings. You can even add in some orchid bark to up the drainage of the soil so more oxygen is able to flow around the plants roots.
You may even decide to put your Philodendron Glorious in a different substrate, like leca or lechuza pon. Many people have successfully done this and find this to be their preferred method.
Philodendron Glorious do well in homes between temperatures of 60 degrees F to 90 degrees (15 degrees Celsius to 32 degrees Celsius).
It’s important to fertilize your Philodendron Glorious to maximize growth and healthiness of the plant.
Fertilize your plants during the active growing season which is typically spring into fall for most people. Many plants go dormant in the winter season which is why you don’t have to fertilize during that time. The dormant season gives the plant time to rest.
You can fertilize with an organic or synthetic fertilizer. An example of organic fertilizer is worm castings while a synthetic fertilizer is typically something that has a very high NPK ratio like 20-20-20. If using a synthetic fertilizer, it’s important to dilute the recipe in half because too strong of fertilizer can burn the foliage on your plant.
Another option is using slow release fertilizer. All you have to do is sprinkle the granules on top of your plants soil. Every time you water your plants, the granules work their magic by feeding your plant.
Philodendrons are tropical plants but they’re also quite hardy and can acclimate to a wide range of humidity.
Though this plant will thrive in humidity above 50%, this plan can acclimate to normal household humidity between 20%-30%. I personally keep my Glorious in a greenhouse that stays around 50% humidity.
Here are some quick tips to raise the humidity around your plant.
- Arrange high humidity plants together. When you group high humidity plants with each other, this creates a humid microclimate. The plants will continue to release moisture around each other through transpiration.
- Place a pebble tray underneath your high humidity plants. I purchased small rocks at a hardware store and placed them on a planter tray. Place your planter on the tray. Put enough water in the tray until it hits the planter bottom and the water will evaporate around the plant.
- Get a humidifier and have it running daily
- Place high-humidity plants in your bathroom. I place certain high humidity plants in my shower and they’re thriving.
Propagate a Philodendron Glorious by taking a stem cutting with a node on it. Place the stem cutting in water and make sure the node is submerged.
Once the plant produces at least three inches of roots, transfer your plant to your preferred substrate.
Many people like to plant their Philodendron Glorious in well-draining soil, leca, or lechuza pon.
Philodendron Glorious Common Questions
Is Philodendron Glorious rare?
You won’t find Philodendron Glorious in big box stores and they’re even rare in plant shops. I found my Glorious from an independent plant seller at a plant pop up.
How much is a Philodendron Glorious?
I bought my Philodendron Glorious in a 4 inch pot for $40. This plant is going for similar prices on Etsy.
How do you care for Philodendron Glorious?
Place your plant in a spot getting bright indirect sunlight. A good spot would be near a south, west, or east facing window as long as is there is a sheer curtain and the plant never receives direct sunlight.
Keep your plants soil moist and water thoroughly when the top two inches are dry.
Fertilizer with an organic or chemical fertilizer regularly.
To maximize growth, place your plant in a spot getting humidity in the 50%+ range.
Is Philodendron Glorious hard to care for?
Philodendrons are hardy plants which makes Philodendron Glorious incredibly easy to care for.
I’ve never had any problems with my Glorious.
Make sure your plant is getting enough light, water, fertilizer, and humidity and your plant will stay quite happy.
Is Philodendron Glorious a fast grower?
Philodendron Glorious is a fast grower depending on the conditions this plant is grown in.
I keep my plant in a greenhouse getting 50% humidity and it’s sitting under T5 Barrina plant grow lights. I got the plant three months ago with 1 leaf and the plant is working on its 4th new leaf.
How big do Philodendron Glorious get?
Philodendron Glorious get huge in the wild. This plant grows up to 9 feet tall but you probably won’t see that happen in your home. I’d expect a Philodendron Glorious to get a few feet tall in the home IF you give it the most amazing growing conditions.
How do I make my Philodendron Glorious bigger?
To make your Philodendron Glorious larger, give your plant the best growing conditions.
To maximize plant growth, place your plant in a spot getting bright indirect sunlight or under plant grow lights like I do. Keep the plants soil moist and water regularly with fertilizer.
Make sure the plant is in a spot getting at least 50%+ humidity.
Does Philodendron Glorious climb?
Philodendron Glorious are climbers which is why it’s important to use a support pole once your plant grows tall.
You can use something like a moss pole, metal trellis, or a bamboo stake to support your Glorious.
Is Philodendron Glorious and Gloriosum the same?
These plants are not the same. People often confuse them since they have similar appearances and names.
Pictured below is my P. Gloriousum which looks much different from my Glorious when you put them side by side. I’ll also say that my Gloriosum is harder to care for than my Glorious.
How do you propagate Philodendron Glorious?
To successfully propagate Philodendron Glorious, take a stem cutting with at least one node.
Make sure to use clean, sanitized shears when taking the stem cutting. Place the node under water and place it in a spot getting some indirect sunlight.
Once the roots get a few inches long, transfer your plant to the preferred substrate.
Is the Philodendron Glorious toxic to pets?
Yes, this plant is toxic to pets. You can get more information on toxic and pet-friendly plants at ASPCA here.
Some of the most common pests for this plant include spider mites, mealybugs, scale, and aphids. These pests can hurt your plant which is why prevention is key.
To help prevent any pest infestations on your plant, here’s what to do.
- If possible, inspect your plant before purchasing at the plant store. If you’re buying a plant online, inspect your plant away from your other plants.
- Regularly check your plants for pests. This is also a great time to clean your plants.
- Cut off dead leaves.
If your Philodendorn Glorious has pest pressures, you need to quarantine the plant immediately so the pests don’t spread to your other plants. Pests can be an incredible nuisance and quickly destroy your plants foliage. This is why it’s so important to use pest preventives.
Bonide Systemic Granules is effective at getting rid of bad pests.
Brown tips: If your Philodendron Glorious has brown tips, this can be a sign that you’re overwatering your plant. Make sure to only water your plant when the top two inches of soil are dry. I water my plant every 5 days, but keep in mind I have my Glorious in well-draining, chunky soil.
Yellowing leaves: If your Philodendron Glorious has yellowing leaves, this may be a sign of underwatering or overwatering your plant. You may find a moisture meter is quite helpful in checking your plants moisture levels.
Curly leaves: If your Philodendron Glorious has curly leaves, this can be a lack of humidity or your plant isn’t getting enough water. Make sure to water your plant when the top two inches are dry. You can even place your plant near a humidifier to boost the humidity around your plant.
Key Points To Remember
Philodendron Glorious is a stunning plant that is incredibly easy to grow.
This plant is a fast grower and thrives in a variety of conditions, making this plant one of my favorites. I always recommend this plant to someone who is ready to get into a more unique plant that you can’t find at a big box store.
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