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Philodendron Gloriosum 'Zebra'

Philodendron Gloriosum 'Zebra'

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Botanical Name: Philodendron gloriosum

 

 

Common Name: Zebra Gloriosum Philodendron

Plant Origin: Colombia, South America

Description of the Foliage: The Philodendron gloriosum is a true botanical masterpiece. Its heart-shaped, velvety, dark green leaves are adorned with stunning white veins that create a striking contrast. The foliage's texture and color give this philodendron a regal and luxurious appearance, making it a prized addition to any interior plant collection.

Why Choose This Product for Your Home or Office:

  • Exquisite Foliage: The Gloriosum Philodendron's unique combination of lush, velvety leaves and prominent white veining make it a rare and sought-after beauty.

  • Luxury and Elegance: This plant exudes sophistication and adds a touch of opulence to your space. Its foliage is a work of art in itself, making it a conversation piece and a statement of refined taste.

  • Low Maintenance: Despite its luxurious appearance, the Philodendron gloriosum is surprisingly low-maintenance, making it an excellent choice for plant enthusiasts of all levels.

Plant Care Guide:

  1. Light Requirements: Provide your Gloriosum Philodendron with bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves. Aim for approximately 200-300 foot candles of light for optimal growth.

  2. Watering: Allow the top 1-2 inches of the soil to dry out before watering. Water thoroughly but ensure proper drainage to prevent root rot. Reduce watering during the plant's dormant winter period.

  3. Temperature and Humidity: Maintain a temperature range between 65-75°F (18-24°C). This philodendron appreciates higher humidity levels, so consider using a humidity tray or a room humidifier to provide the ideal conditions.

  4. Soil and Fertilization: Use a well-draining, peat-based potting mix to ensure adequate moisture retention. Fertilize during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced liquid fertilizer every 4-6 weeks.

  5. Pruning and Maintenance: Prune away any yellowing or damaged leaves to encourage healthy growth. This plant naturally forms a bushy habit, but you can train it to climb or trail along a support for added elegance.

  6. Toxicity: Keep in mind that the Philodendron gloriosum is toxic if ingested, so place it out of reach of children and pets.

  7. Pests: While relatively resistant to pests, occasional spider mites or mealybugs may appear. If needed, our Damn Bug! Organic Pesticide is a safe and effective solution, available here.

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