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Philodendrons continue to grow in popularity over time. As I browse online, there are always new types of Philodendron I hadn’t seen before.

In fact, there are approximately 480 varieties of philodendron in the world, varying in size, color, texture, and growth habits. Philodendrons are popular pot plants due to their low maintenance requirements while offering stunning displays of delicate leaves and flowers.

In this article, I will show you the 25 most popular Philodendron varieties ranked according to their rarity:

  • Common Philodendron
  • Rare Philodendron
  • Very Rare Philodendron
  • Extremely Rare Philodendron

Let’s get started!

Common Philodendron

Here are some common philodendron varieties available with information to help you identify and take care of them.

Ring of Fire

One of the most beautiful Philodendron varieties is the Ring of Fire, named by a nursery called Asiatica. This variety is a hybrid developed by Keith Henderson and known as Henderson’s Pride.

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The Ring of Fire got its name because the leaves develop in several colors, including cream, orange, red, pink, and green, making them look like flames. This plant is very sought after and propagated by tissue culture.

This philodendron variety is a slow-growing one that can reach about eight feet (2.43 m) when fully grown, with the leaves easily reaching about two feet (0.60 m) in length. The plant likes moist soil that drains well and is rich in organic matter, with a pH of 6-6.5.

It prefers bright indirect light. Lower light conditions will inhibit color development, but direct sunlight can cause sunburnt leaves. Humidity levels should be moderate.

Black Cardinal

Black Cardinal isn’t a climbing or sprawling plant. Instead, it’s a self-heading plant.

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This plant is also known as the Red-leaf Philodendron for its dark burgundy-red leaves and deep red stems. It gets its name because the leaves are so red that they appear almost black with the oldest leaves being the darkest. Younger leaves tend to have a lighter, almost coppery color.

This plant is easy to grow, requiring similar care to all Philodendron varieties. It likes rich, well-drained soil that’s moist at all times. However, it doesn’t thrive in Alkaline potting mixes. It likes medium light but can grow in slightly lower light conditions.

Burle Marx

Among all the Philodendron varieties, the Burle Marx is the easiest to propagate. This plant is named after Burle Marx, an accomplished Brazilian landscape artist who was among the first to start using native plants in landscape design.

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This plant is characterized by its narrow heart-shaped leaves and reddish stems. It’s commonly mistaken for another Philodendron variety known as the Billietiae Philodendron. However, the Burle Marx has textured leaves and grows to only about two feet (0.60 m) tall.

In its native habitat – the tropical forests of Brazil – the Burle Marx grows in low clumps and prefers partial or dappled sunlight.

It doesn’t need any special care beyond what you would normally ensure for any Philodendron – moist but well-draining soil and a regular watering schedule. However, Burle Marx does prefer partial or full shade when it comes to lighting conditions instead of the bright indirect light preferred by the other Philodendron varieties.

Micans

Micans is among the Philodendron varieties with heart-shaped leaves. It looks very similar to the Heartleaf Philodendron, but the leaves have reddish undersides and a velvety texture. Micans is also known as Velvet Leaf Philodendron for this texture. It is frequently mistaken for the Heartleaf Philodendron, however, the Heartleaf has leaves that are glossy instead of velvety.

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Micans are trailing plants and do well when kept in hanging pots that allow the plant to extend downwards.

Like other Philodendron varieties, the Micans prefer to be potted in a well-draining potting mix rich in organic matter. 100% sphagnum peat moss, peat vermiculite, or peat perlite are all good options for potting mix. The pots should be placed in a location with bright, indirect light like next to an east-facing window with a sheet curtain.

Philodendron Brasil

Philodendron Brasil is a variegated version of the popular Heartleaf Philodendron varieties developed and patented by Ruben Ernesto Acosta of Holambra, Brazil.

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This plant is among the most common Philodendron varieties and is distinguished by the band of yellow found on most of its heart-shaped leaves.

Caring for Philodendron Brasil is fairly easy and the same as other Philodendron varieties. The plant doesn’t need fertilizers as long as the potting mix has organic matter mixed in. It grows best in bright indirect light but can grow in partial or full shade. However, it may lose its variegation if it doesn’t receive sufficient sunlight, especially since it’s a developed variety.

Prince of Orange

Prince of Orange is among the many hybrid Philodendron varieties popular among plant collectors for its bright coloration. New leaves of the Prince of Orange are bright orange, which changes to green as the leaf grows and matures.

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This variety will grow about 24-36 inches (60-90cm) tall, and like the other Philodendrons, it’s a perennial plant that can survive as long as temperatures don’t go below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

The Prince of Orange prefers bright indirect light like all other Philodendron varieties but is fine even in partial or full shade. The bright orange color of the new leaves is unaffected by the lighting conditions. However, the leaves may grow smaller if the plant doesn’t receive enough sunlight.

Philodendron Xanadu

The Philodendron Xanadu is among the bushing Philodendron varieties, which grows about 2-4 feet (0.60-1.21 m) tall and spreads out about 8-12 inches (20-30cm) wide. The leaves are a deep green, narrow, and serrated, and the foliage on this Philodendron is usually very thickly packed.

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The Xanadu likes to be warm and prefers high levels of humidity and its leaves do well with regular misting.

The plant must be placed in areas that receive medium to bright indirect sunlight, in soil rich with organic matter. It should be watered regularly to keep the soil moist but not soggy.

Philodendron Bipinnatifidum

The Philodendron Bipinnatifidum is a tropical plant that grows best in full sun but can adapt to partial or full shade. It’s among the varieties of Philodendron reclassified under the genus Thaumatophyllum and is also known by the names Split-Leaf Philodendron and Tree Philodendron.

The Philodendron Bipinnatifidum is frequently confused with the Monstera Deliciosa, especially when the plants are young. This confusion is caused by the distinct splits in the leaves, giving them a lobed appearance. While the Monstera also develops fenestrations or holes in its leaves, the Philodendron Bipinnatifidum only has deep splits or lobes.

The plant does well when placed in a well-draining, moist potting mix rich in organic matter, though it won’t grow as tall as it does in its native tropical jungles. It grows like a regular plant, with a woody stem and smooth, drooping petioles that hold the leaves. It won’t tolerate any salt build-up in the soil, so it must be watered carefully.

The care of a Philodendron Bipinnatifidum is the same as the other Philodendron varieties; the plant prefers a warm, humid environment to grow in, with plenty of indirect sunlight.

Philodendron Hope Selloum

The Philodendron Hope Selloum is a different name for the Philodendron Bipinnatifidum, which was reclassified as Thaumatophyllum bipinnatifidum in 2018. It’s also known as the Split-Leaf Philodendron or the Tree Philodendron. Another name for this variety is the Lacy Tree Philodendron.

Philodendron Lemon Lime

The Philodendron Lemon Lime is easily identified by its vibrant lemon-green leaves. The color is vivid enough to be considered neon.

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Because of its neon green leaves, the Philodendron Lemon Lime is frequently confused with the Neon Pothos since both plants have light neon green leaves. The primary difference is that the Philodendron Lemon Lime has more texture on its leaves and grows thinner aerial roots.

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It’s also confused with the Moonlight Philodendron, which has neon leaves. However, the Philodendron Lemon Lime has heart-shaped leaves, unlike the more oblong-shaped leaves of the Moonlight variety.

This Philodendron is a trailing variety that grows well in hanging pots in bright indirect sunlight. The care for the Lemon Lime is the same as the other philodendron varieties – regular watering of soil rich in organic matter that drains well in a warm, humid environment. Ensure that the potting mix is neutral or slightly acidic to mimic the natural growing conditions of the Philodendron.

Rare Philodendron

Next, I’ll discuss some rare Philodendron varieties that are harder to find than the more common varieties we just discussed.

Pink Princess (Philodendron Erubescens)

The Pink Princess is a hybrid Philodendron distinguished by the pink variegation on its leaves. It’s also known as the blushing Philodendron for its beautiful pink variegation mixed in with the dark green of the leaves and its red stems.

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This plant is a climbing vine that needs to be supported with a trellis or a pole. It must be kept in bright indirect sunlight because insufficient light will reduce the variegation in the plant and cause leggy growth in the plant. However, you should avoid the harsh afternoon sun.

The best kind of sunlight for the Pink Princess is morning sunlight from dawn till about noon.

The rarity of the Pink Princess is due to the difficulty in reproducing the variegation in propagated plants, even when the mother plant has a lot of pink variegation. Once grown, the plant is hardy and grows well and requires the same care as any other Philodendron.

Philodendron White Knight

The White Knight is another hybrid Philodendron with variegation. This plant is known for the bright white variegation on the leaves, which usually presents as banding, but sometimes an entire leaf may grow white.

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The White Knight is a climbing plant frequently confused with the very similar Philodendron White Wizard, which is also a climbing hybrid Philodendron with white Variegations. The White Knight is smaller than the White Wizard, and its variegations are smaller than those on the White Wizard.

While the main aspects of care for the White Knight remain the same as other Philodendron varieties, light conditions must be carefully maintained for the White Knight. Anything less than filtered, bright indirect light will result in the leaves losing their variegation.

However, the white parts of the White Knight’s leaves are very susceptible to sunburn, so the plant should never be exposed to harsh, bright light, especially afternoon light.

Philodendron Jose Buono

The Jose Buono is a climbing variety of Philodendrons with large lime green spade-shaped leaves. The plant is rare and in high demand because of the stable cream to white variegation on its leaves that occur naturally.

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The variegation appears as banding and splashes on the leaves and deepens over time, but the leaves don’t lose their variegation easily, unlike the hybrid Philodendron varieties.

Philodendron Jose Buono can climb up to 12 feet (3.65 m) or more when planted in the ground but tends to grow smaller in pots. Like all Philodendrons, it prefers neutral to acidic soil, with high organic matter and low salt content. The soil should be kept moist, with a watering schedule that lets the excess runoff and the majority of the soil wetness evaporate in between waterings.

Since the variegation on the Philodendron Jose Buono is stable, it doesn’t need to be placed in an area with bright light. The plant does well in partial or dappled shade and in bright indirect light.

Philodendron Birkin

The Philodendron Birkin is a hybrid variegated variety of Philodendrons that developed due to a chimeric mutation of Philodendron Rojo Congo.

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This plant has unusual variegation where the dark green leaves have cream to white patterns along the veins. This variegation is unstable, so the plant may revert to its original green over time, without warning or cause.

The Philodendron Birkin is frequently confused with the Round Leaf Calathea, which has similarly deep green leaves with silver stripes. But it’s easily differentiated from the Birkin by the rounded shape of its leaves.

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Another lookalike is the Zebra plant, but the Zebra plant’s leaves are a darker green, and the white variegation is thicker than in the Birkin.

The Philodendron Birkin needs the same environmental and soil conditions as the other Philodendron varieties. While most Philodendrons prefer bright, indirect light, this plant can be grown in partial shade as well.

Florida Beauty

The Florida Beauty is a variegated hybrid of the Philodendron Pedatum, a plant with lobed leaves that are very distinctive. Each leaf typically has about five distinct lobes. The leaves are bright green, with variegation that can be cream to white, yellow, or pink.

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The Florida Beauty is frequently mixed up with the Florida Ghost, which is a variety of Philodendron that also has white variegation. But in the Florida Ghost, the variegation might encompass the entire leaf. Additionally, the Florida Beauty has red petioles, which are very textured, unlike the smooth green petioles of the Florida Ghost.

Caring for Florida Beauty is not different from other Philodendron varieties. Like the other variegated hybrids, the Florida Beauty is sensitive to slight variations and must be kept in bright indirect sunlight to maintain its variegation.

Painted Lady

The Painted Lady is known for its unusual foliage, where the light green spade-shaped leaves have yellow mottling scattered throughout, radiating from the yellow stem line running through the center of the lead. This, contrasted with the bright pinkish-red petioles, makes for a very striking climbing plant.

The Painted Lady can be confused for the Philodendron Moonlight. However, the Moonlight has evenly neon green leaves, without the mottling that’s distinctive to the Painted Lady. Another similar variety is the Rising Sun, but this variety has smoother leaves and plain petioles, unlike the Painted Lady.

This Philodendron variety doesn’t need any care beyond the standard care for Philodendrons except for sunlight. The Painted Lady has stable variegation, so it can be grown in partial to full shade.

Philodendron Mamei

The Philodendron Mamei has large green heart-shaped leaves which are semi-glossy with a reddish base. The leaves may have silvery markings on the leaves, which look like smudges along the edges of the leaves, leading to the central vein. It’s also known as the Silver Cloud or the Quilted Silver Leaf plant.

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This plant is a perennial creeper that grows well in conditions suited to all Philodendron varieties. It can grow in partial shade as well as bright indirect sunlight.

Philodendron Moonlight

The Philodendron Moonlight is known for its smooth neon green spade-shaped leaves with red petioles.

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It’s a hybrid variety frequently confused with the Philodendron Painted Lady, which has neon mottling, or the Philodendron Lemon Lime, which has heart-shaped leaves.

The leaves on the Philodendron Moonlight start as yellow that deepen to light green as the leaf grows and matures. This plant is easy to grow and has the same care requirements as other Philodendron varieties.

Philodendron Gloriosum

The Philodendron Gloriosum is a creeping vine with large heart-shaped leaves. The plant is distinctive for its white, cream, or pinkish veins with pink margins on velvety dark green leaves.

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Because of the venation, the Philodendron Gloriosum resembles the Philodendron Birkin. However, the Birkin’s veins are finer and appear white or cream, not pink. The variegations also don’t have the pink margins and velvety texture of the Gloriosum.

This plant is rare because of habitat decline, and it’s classified as vulnerable by the IUCN.

The Philodendron Gloriosum needs the same care as the other Philodendron varieties.

Very Rare Philodendron

Now, here is a collection of some very rare cultivars of Philodendron.

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Philodendron Silver Sword

The Philodendron Silver Sword is the common name of the Philodendron Hastatum, a plant known for its sharp leaves shaped like a sword’s blade. It’s also named for the distinctive, silvery sheen on the leaves, especially the juvenile ones.

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It’s a rare and endangered vine despite being fairly easy to care for. The destruction of its natural habitat has led to the Silver Sword’s endangered status.

The Silver Sword is easy to care for with the same conditions as every other variety of Philodendron.

Philodendron Bloody Mary

The Philodendron Bloody Mary is known for its deep red petioles that lead into narrow heart-shaped dark green, almost burgundy leaves. But the plant derives its name from the fact that the new leaves start with a blood-red coloration before maturing to a burgundy green.

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This Philodendron is a climbing variety that needs the support of a trellis or a pole so it can climb upwards. The growth tends to be drooping, so you shouldn’t worry about the leaves if they look a bit listless.

Like all Philodendron varieties, the Bloody Mary needs moist but not soggy soil rich in organic matter. The plant should be placed in bright indirect sunlight and moderate humidity.

Philodendron Melanochrysum

Philodendron Melanochrysum is also known as the black-gold Philodendron for its dark, velvety green leaves with yellow veins. The plant might be confused with the Philodendron Gloriosum, but the Gloriosum’s veins have pink margins.

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The Melanochrysum is a rare climbing Philodendron variety. The juvenile leaves are coppery red, but they mature into the characteristic dark green leaves with yellow veins that give it the name of black-gold.

While the care for this plant is the same as all other Philodendron varieties, it has a greater susceptibility to red spider mites and scale insects.

To prevent pest attacks, check the leaves regularly and use natural fungicides like neem oil concentrate to remove any eggs. Also ensure that the soil is not soggy as wet conditions encourage larval growth.

Philodendron Plowmanii

The Philodendron Plowmanii is a creeping vine with large heart-shaped leaves with ruffled edges. The leaf is highly textured with veins.

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The plant, named botanist Timothy Plowman, is one of the rarest Philodendron varieties due to its habitat destruction and slow-growing nature.

This plant should ideally be grown outside, and while it can adapt to different lighting conditions except for bright direct light, it shouldn’t be grown in areas where the temperature goes below 30 °F (-1.11°C).

The soil, watering, and temperature requirements of the Philodendron Plowmanii are the same as the other Philodendron varieties.

Extremely Rare Philodendron

Last but not least, here is some information on one of the rarest Philodendron varieties.

Philodendron Spiritus Sancti

The Philodendron Spiritus Sancti is extremely rare because it’s an endangered plant in its native Brazil and is poached heavily.

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The plant is known for its narrow pendant-shaped leaves that can grow as large as 30 inches in length. This climbing vine also has red petioles, contrasting beautifully with its dark green leaves.

This variety of Philodendrons is easy to grow but difficult to propagate, which is why it’s all the rarer. Caring for the Spiritus Sancti involves the same care that all Philodendron varieties need.

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FAQs

What is the most beautiful philodendron? ›

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How many varieties of philodendron are there? ›

There are more than 450 philodendron varieties in the world. These wildly popular tropical plants are categorized by their growing habit: climbing or upright. They are available in myriad colors, sizes, and textures.

What is the most rare philodendron? ›

What is the rarest Philodendron? The rarest Philodendron on this list is the Philodendron Spiritus Sancti. With only a handful of these unique foliaged beauties in the wild, this endangered species is the rarest Philodendron variety. This plant is also one of the most expensive Philodendron varieties available.

How do I identify a philodendron? ›

Physical description. The foliage of philodendrons is usually green but may be coppery, red, or purplish; parallel leaf veins are usually green or sometimes red or white. Shape, size, and texture of the leaves vary considerably, depending on species and maturity of the plant. The fruit is a white to orange berry.

What is the best philodendron plant? ›

Philodendron Hederaceum

Philodendron hederaceum (also called heartleaf philodendron or P. cordatum) is probably the most commonly available variety. With dark green, heart-shaped leaves and a climbing/trailing habit, it's a sturdy choice for first-time plant parents.

What philodendron has the biggest leaves? ›

This member of the arum family Araceae is an epiphyte with aerial roots, able to grow up to 20 m (66 ft) high in the wild, with large, leathery, glossy, heart-shaped leaves 25–90 cm (10–35.5 in) long by 25–75 cm (10–29.5 in) broad.

What is the biggest philodendron? ›

One of The Largest Philodendron Types -Philodendron Xanadu

The Xanadu philodendron is a large, compact houseplant that can be wider than it is tall. It is an upright type of philodendron with dissected, lobed green leaves like P. Selloum.

What is the most common philodendron? ›

#1 Philodendron hederaceum

Philodendron hederaceum is probably the most popular philodendron type you can find worldwide. People love this species for its heart-shaped leaves and vivid colors. Compared to other species from the genus, the hederaceum one does not require high maintenance.

What is the most cold hardy philodendron? ›

In all likelihood, this is the cold hardiest philodendron out there. According to the Southern Living Garden Encyclopedia, philodendron bipinnatifidum can be grown in the coastal south with protection and are almost always winter hardy in zone 9a and higher!

Is Prince of Orange rare? ›

a.k.a. Prince of orange

A relatively rare but absolutely stunning plant. The Philodendron Prince of Orange, gets its name from its young leaves which are a beautiful neon yellow/orange when they come out. As the leaves grow older they become dark copper and finally turn green as they reach maturity.

Why are philodendron Gloriosum so expensive? ›

Why are Philodendron gloriosum so expensive? Philodendron gloriosum plants are costly because they're rare, they grow slowly, and they don't produce many seeds. Additionally, these plants aren't available in large numbers, but they're in high demand. This allows cultivators can charge abnormally high prices.

What is a self heading plant? ›

Although most philodendron are distinctly vine-like, a number of species and cultivars have leaves spaced so close together that the stem is not visible until some of the lower (older) leaves abscise (fall off). Using the foliage industry language, plants in the latter category are called self-headers.

How do I find out what kind of plant I have? ›

To identify a plant you simply need to simply snap a photo of the plant, and the app will tell you what it is in a matter of seconds! PlantSnap can currently recognize 90% of all known species of plants and trees, which covers most of the species you will encounter in every country on Earth.

Is a philodendron a money plant? ›

It is also called devil's vine or devil's ivy because it is almost impossible to kill and it stays green even when kept in the dark. It is sometimes mistakenly labeled as a Philodendron, Pothos or Scindapsus in plant stores. It is commonly known as a money plant in many parts of the Indian subcontinent.

How do I identify my plant? ›

How to Identify a Plant
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How do you keep philodendron leaves shiny? ›

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Is philodendron Brasil rare? ›

While the Brasil is quite common, Rio's rarity also makes it a great collector's item. It has become a favorite among rare houseplant enthusiasts, along with other rare indoor plants like the Pink Princess Philodendron.

What philodendrons are crawlers? ›

Scientific Name: Philodendron Pastazanum. Native to Columbia, Ecuador, and Peru, the Pastazanum is a rare Philodendron variety that many plant lovers want to add to their collection. This plant is a crawler as the rhizome grows horizontally while the leaf stems grow vertically from there.

Is philodendron Melinonii rare? ›

Rarity: The plant is relatively common in its native environments, especially in the northern part of South America. In the region of Manaus in Brazile, P. Melinonii is considered the dominant epiphytic species. Despite this, the plant is still quite rare within private collections.

What is Burle Marx plant? ›

Philodendron burle-marxii is a plant in the genus Philodendron native to Brazil. Named after the landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx, it is one of over 50 plants that bear his name. This aroid can climb, and has green cordate leaves with red stems.

How big does a philodendron Birkin get? ›

A slow-growing houseplant, it makes for an excellent addition to your favorite desk or tabletop when young. As it matures, it can reach 3 feet tall and wide or so as a houseplant. Believed to be a sport of Red Congo, Birkin is a self-heading philodendron (meaning it does not climb and is self supporting).

How do you crossbreed a philodendron? ›

The first option is to pollinate the philodendrons by hand. This involves rubbing pollen on the female part of the spadix (the bottom, plumper half) in the middle of the night, when the flower is most likely to reproduce.

Can philodendron grow in water? ›

Philodendrons may be grown in soil or just in water. Plants that live in soil should be watered when half of the soil is dry.

Why is philodendron pink princess so expensive? ›

It's pricey because of its rarity, as it can only be grown from tissue culture in a lab, and only a few from each batch reveal their pink pigmentation. It's not an exaggeration to say that the pink princess has a cult following.

What is a philodendron Gabby? ›

Philodendron gabby is a stunning houseplant that has cream and white foliage paired with some green leaves in between. It is a highly unpredictable plant and may change its patterns and hues, making each individual plant a masterpiece. It is easy to grow and is an undeniable treat for the eyes.

Can a reverted pink princess turn pink again? ›

Reverted coloring or variegation is not permanent and can be amended. If you have a true Pink Princess Philodendron, this color change is not permanent. It can be difficult to rectify, but with the right care and a bit of patience, new leaves can become pink again. This is not the case for imitation plants.

What philodendron likes full sun? ›

Split-Leaf Philodendron Care

Outdoors split-leaf philodendron is hardy in zones 8b through 11. It prefers to have rich soil that stays moist but doesn't flood or have standing water. It likes full sun, but it will also grow well in partial shade and indirect light. Keep the soil moist.

How cold is too cold for philodendron? ›

Most tropical plants such as ferns, palms, spider plants, pothos, and philodendrons love cold nights between 60 to 65 degrees. However, they cannot tolerate chilly nights going below 50 degrees. Anything lower than that results in stunted growth and, ultimately, demise.

Do philodendrons like rain? ›

Watering and Moisture Requirements

Philodendrons are natives of rain forests and require frequent watering, enough to keep the soil evenly moist but not soggy. Never leave the plants in standing water. Keep the atmosphere humid by misting or by spraying the foliage several times a day in the summer.

Why is philodendron pink princess so expensive? ›

It's pricey because of its rarity, as it can only be grown from tissue culture in a lab, and only a few from each batch reveal their pink pigmentation. It's not an exaggeration to say that the pink princess has a cult following.

Why is philodendron caramel marble so expensive? ›

Philodendron Caramel Marble is a variegated plant that is rare to find not because of its leaves, but because of its diversity in colors and complexities. The average cost of this scarce plant is around $40,000 for premium grade quality.

What is the biggest philodendron? ›

One of The Largest Philodendron Types -Philodendron Xanadu

The Xanadu philodendron is a large, compact houseplant that can be wider than it is tall. It is an upright type of philodendron with dissected, lobed green leaves like P. Selloum.

Is philodendron white princess rare? ›

Philodendron 'White Princess' is one of the most rare and desired tropical houseplants and it's easy to see why. Its stems are streaked in a beautiful red with white variegation while the leaves are variegated in in bright white to varying degrees.

Is Prince of Orange rare? ›

a.k.a. Prince of orange

A relatively rare but absolutely stunning plant. The Philodendron Prince of Orange, gets its name from its young leaves which are a beautiful neon yellow/orange when they come out. As the leaves grow older they become dark copper and finally turn green as they reach maturity.

How much is a PPP plant? ›

The pink princess philodendron is on the list of most-wanted colorful indoor plants, thanks to its popular heart-shaped leaves with streaks of bright pink. In fact, this plant is so beloved that cuttings for the PPP cost upward of $100. But is the pink princess philodendron worth the cost?

Why is philodendron white princess so expensive? ›

In summary, demand, geographical location, scarcity and variegation are the most common reasons why philodendron plants can be so expensive.

What is the most expensive plant in the world? ›

Shenzhen Nongke Orchid

This orchid is one of the most expensive plants on the earth. It is a manufactured plant that took eight years to develop. The plant originated in a university lab. With a price tag of $200,000, this rare plant is out of reach for most plant lovers.

What is one of the most popular and expensive plant nowadays? ›

Expensive House Plant 1: Variegated Monstera Deliciosa

This strikingly beautiful plant is one of the most coveted ones on this list. It found its fame after being featured by plant bloggers and vloggers.

What is the most common philodendron? ›

#1 Philodendron hederaceum

Philodendron hederaceum is probably the most popular philodendron type you can find worldwide. People love this species for its heart-shaped leaves and vivid colors. Compared to other species from the genus, the hederaceum one does not require high maintenance.

Which philodendron is a climber? ›

Philodendron 'Brasil'

These are a climbing variety that has already become very popular for people who have hanging baskets, as they look great hanging from windows and porches. They have a mixture of light and dark green leaves and grow best in warm weather.

Is a philodendron a money plant? ›

It is also called devil's vine or devil's ivy because it is almost impossible to kill and it stays green even when kept in the dark. It is sometimes mistakenly labeled as a Philodendron, Pothos or Scindapsus in plant stores. It is commonly known as a money plant in many parts of the Indian subcontinent.

What is the difference between white knight and white princess? ›

Compared to the White Princess' narrow foliage, the White Wizard and White Knight have broad leaves. A White Knight also has reddish-brown stems, unlike the White Princess' green stems. You can also differentiate the White Princess from the other two white Philodendrons by her structure.

What is philodendron ring of fire? ›

Philodendron 'Ring of Fire' Overview

Also known as Philodendron Narrow Variegata or Philodendron Narrow Ring of Fire. This stunning cultivar produces beautiful, showy foliage. The variegated leaves are long, up to 60cm in length and broadly toothed along their length.

Does white princess revert? ›

Philodendron White Princess Light Needs

Bright indirect sunlight is ideal to encourage the variegation, as they can revert (lose their variegation) if not given enough light.

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