Beautiful Philodendron Varieties to Add to Your Plant Collection

If you're an avid plant collector, chances are, you've come across many a Philodendron in your search.

These tropical aroids are some of the most popular houseplants, and the sheer variety (from small to large, glossy green to wildly variegated) means there's a plant style for everyone.

Here are 33 of my favorite Philodendron varieties to consider growing in your home.


Black gold Philodendron (Philodendron melanochrysum)

It just has so much going on: matte, velvety foliage, leaves that come out orange and gradually darken to very dark green, and prominent light green leaf veins.


Philodendron Brandi (Philodendron brandtianum)

With the beautiful silver mottling on this species’ leaves you’d almost believe it’s a man-made cultivar, but nope, it’s all natural.


Philodendron gloriosum

Philodendron gloriosum is widely admired for its big, heart-shaped leaves. As with P. melanochrysum, the foliage is velvety, dark green and matte, with much lighter leaf veining for extra dramatic effect.


Philodendron rugosum

Also (not very flatteringly) known as the pigskin Philodendron, this one is well-coveted but not very common in the houseplant scene. It can be recognized by its thick, almost plastic-looking and slightly wrinkly leaves, which have thin but noticeable white margins.


Philodendron verrucosum

Philodendron verrucosum is another velvety Philo species with heart-shaped foliage. The difference is in the leaf veins, which are neon green and fork dramatically near the edges of the leaves.

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