Philodendron 'Glorious' (gloriosum x melanochrysum)

Philodendron 'Glorious' is a breathtaking hybrid between two beautiful species: Philodendron gloriosum Andre and Philodendron melanochrysum Linden & André. This hybrid has been made by Keith Henderson in the 1970s. It is a herbaceous vine and will climb, given suitable support. Petioles are D-shaped, leaf blades are elongated cordate, dark green and veloutinous, with high-contrast, light green venation.

From the Modern Latin genus name Philodendron (Schott, 1830), from Greek philodendron, neuter of philodendros "loving trees," from philo- "loving" (see philo-) + dendron "tree" (from PIE *der-drew-, from root *deru- "to be firm, solid, steadfast," also forming words for "wood, tree"). The plant so called because it clings to trees.

Philodendron 'Glorious' (gloriosum x melanochrysum)

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  • Name: Philodendron 'Glorious' (gloriosum x melanochrysum)
    Type: herbaceous evergreen
    Form:  Scandent chamaephytes
    Family: Araceae
    Native Range:  hybrid
    Zone: 11-13
    Habitat: hybrid
    Height: to 2-3m
    Spread: 100cm
    Sun: Part shade
    Water: Medium
    Maintenance: Low
    Leaf: Evergreen
    Tolerate: Semi Shade

    Taxon identifiers: none (hybrid)

    Synonyms: no synonyms recorded (hybrid)