Belonging to the Araceae family, the Philodendron Gloriosum is a crawling terrestrial plant. It is native to Colombia, but it can be also found in Mexico, Central America, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela and Brazil. The beautiful heart-shaped, deep green leaves really make the plant a 'glorious' one as the name says. It is a velvety goddess! In its natural habitat, the leaves are reported to be as large as 90cm in length. Kept as a houseplant, Philodendron Gloriosum features dark green velutinous foliage with striking white veins.
As an "uncommon" plant, Philodendron Gloriosum is actually relatively easy to care for:
Light: Provide the plant with medium to bright indirect light, direct rays will torch the beautiful foliage.
Soil: Philodendron Gloriosum does best in loose, well-drained soil. It also grows in sphagnum or in a mixture with peat and perlite -- well-drainage is key.
Water: Philodendron Gloriosum prefers evenly moist soil; let the top inch of the soil to dry between watering. Avoid over-watering to prevent root rot.