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)
Name: Philodendron 'Glorious' (gloriosum x melanochrysum)
Type: herbaceous evergreen
Form: Scandent chamaephytes
Native Range: hybrid
Height: to 2-3m
Sun: Part shade
Tolerate: Semi Shade
Taxon identifiers: none (hybrid)
Synonyms: no synonyms recorded (hybrid)