Philodendrons are becoming increasingly popular. Rarer species in particular, which you cannot easily find in hardware stores, are currently in great demand. That's why we're introducing you today to 5 philodendron rarities that you should definitely know.
The Philodendron Gloriosum is currently a very popular rarity. Its leaves can grow up to 90 cm. They are velvety, strong, dark green and have white to light green leaf veins. The Philodendron gloriosum has its origin in Colombia. A special feature is its growth. It does not grow like other philodendrons by climbing, but by creeping. This must be taken into account when choosing the pot. You'll need to use either an oblong pot or a very large pot for your plant to feel comfortable. All parts of the plant are poisonous, so you should never place your plant within the reach of children or animals.
The Philodendron melanochrysom gets large, elongated heart-shaped leaves. Similar to the Philodendron gloiosum, the leaves of the melanochrysom are dark green velvety with light veins. Young leaves are light pink at first and darken over time. It belongs to the climbing representatives of the philodendrons and always needs an opportunity to do so, otherwise it will not grow well. The tropical plant requires a humidity of 65-85% for optimal growth, which you can achieve with regular spraying or the use of a humidifier. The better the conditions, the bigger the leaves will be.
Like most other philodendrons, the Philodendron billietiae comes from the tropical forest of South America. It gets slightly ruffled green leaves that can grow up to 1 meter long. The petioles are strikingly orange in color. A special feature of the billietiae is that it can grow as an epiphyte. This means that it can grow on trees without soil like orchids or in the ground like other philodendron species. Since billietiae is a climbing plant, you should provide it with a moss stake or other climbing facility. Otherwise you can also place it as a hanging plant in a traffic light. In terms of care, it is not demanding and only needs a slightly moist soil.
The Philodendron verrucosum comes from the cloud forests of South America. It grows large heart-shaped leaves. They are dark green with light veins, with a progressive color gradient from the light green of the veins to the deep dark green of the leaves. A special feature is the hairiness of the entire plant. The stems in particular are reddish and thickly hairy. This philodendron also grows as an epiphyte on trees in order to get more light. For the optimal care of the Philodendron verrucosum you need a climbing aid such as a moss stick and a spray bottle, as it needs a humidity of over 70%.
Philodendron paraiso verde
The Philodendron paraiso verde has long, large, light green leaves that are variegated in dark green. Each leaf is variegated differently. The intensity of this variegation depends on the local conditions: light intensity, humidity and temperature. Make sure that your philodendron paraiso verde has a bright and warm location. You should keep the humidity around 70% with a humidifier or with regular spraying. Since it is a climbing plant like most philodendrons, it also needs a trellis to grow better.