20 Most ATTRACTIVE Philodendron varieties You can keep in your collection

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Are you looking for some varieties of philodendron plants to decorate your house? Last night I read an article on indoor plants where I found that the philodendron plant has the largest variety because of its unique appearance, intense beauty, and rich foliage.

There are so many different options such as some are rare and expensive while others are common but elegant. These variations are because of their unique leaf types like having both juvenile and adult leaves simultaneously which is rare for other plants. This plant includes plenty of varieties from which it is difficult to select one.

Therefore we are here with this article including some popular philodendron varieties with each of their descriptions. So let’s go through the conversation about some beautiful and exceptional varieties of philodendron plants.

Some extraordinary varieties of philodendron plant

If you are considering adding some variety to your philodendron collection, choosing the right one may be very challenging as there are so many options.

Here we have a comprehensive list of 20 philodendron varieties that will give you a better idea of how each one looks and where they are best suited. So check the plants listed below.

  1. Rare Silver Satin Philodendron
  2. Silver Sword Philodendron
  3. Philodendron White Wizard
  4. Philodendron Birkin
  5. Philodendron Imperial Green
  6. Philodendron Imperial Red
  7. Philodendron Pink Princess
  8. Philodendron Lickety Split
  9. Philodendron Warscewiczii Aurea
  10. Philodendron Monstera
  11. Philodendron Caramel Marble
  12. Philodendron Micans
  13. Lemon Lime Philodendron
  14. Burgundy Princess Philodendron
  15. Painted Lady Philodendron
  16. Philodendron Rojo Congo
  17. Philodendron Tortum
  18. Black Cardinal Philodendron 
  19. Ring of fire Philodendron
  20. Prince of Orange

They are discussed below.

1. Silver Satin Philodendron

The silver satin philodendron (also known as the satin pothos, or Scindapsus pictus) is a very rare houseplant and native to Asia. This beautiful climbing plant is famous for its heart shape and satin-like soft texture of leaves.

Each leaf is vastly unique with silvery marbling and greenish color that feature a shimmery lustre. This fast grower can be 4 to 8 feet long. They are very easy to grow with little maintenance of indirect sunlight and water once a week.

2. Silver Sword 

Silver sword (also known as philodendron hastatum) is a gorgeous houseplant native to South America. It is loved for its glossy and silver-blue leaves looking like a sword blade from which it gets its name. The pale silver-green or silver-blue color and arrow-shaped leaves make it a unique houseplant.

Its metallic-silver and tri-lobed foliage make it popular in indoor plant collections. It can be up to 10 feet long with its climbing growth habit and a trellis can be used for this climber, which is easy to care for.

3. White Wizard 

White Wizard is one of the rarest cultivars of philodendron erubescens species and is mainly beloved for its unique white patches and stripes against the dark green foliage. They love to climb and can be 8-10 feet long. So a pole or trellis can be beneficial for their support.

Despite their rarity, they’re easy to care for like other common philodendron species. They need very low maintenance with medium to bright indirect light and only weekly or biweekly watering. Moreover, they can also handle different environmental conditions.

4. Philodendron Birkin

Philodendron birkin is another rare variety of philodendron and is cultivated by a rare mutation of two Philodendron cultivars- Rojo Congo and Imperial Green. However, the variegation only appears on mature plants.

It is famous because each leaf features a unique variegation pattern. This plant looks gorgeous because of its creamy white or yellow streaks on the green leaves or Sometimes reddish and partly creamy white stripes. Again, as it is slow-growing and compact and can be up to only 3 feet long, it is a great plant for small spaces. 

5. Imperial green

Imperial Green is another new cultivar of philodendron erubescens species. It can be distinguished by its broad, smooth, glossy, and oval-shaped green leaves. The leaves spread out in all directions making it attractive.

Compared to other philodendron varieties, it is compact and grows 2-3 feet upright. So it doesn’t need extra support like any trellis or moss pole and requires little care with bright-indirect sunlight, and nutrient-rich and well-draining soil. This is also exceptional because of its air-purifying nature.

6. Imperial Red

Imperial red is a unique hybrid of philodendron erubescens with glossy and leathery red foliage. The young leaves are bright red and become burgundy or red-purple when matured. This can retain multiple shades of red and green at once which gives an ornamental appearance.

It is also non-climbing, dense, and bushy making it well-suited in mixed plantings and also works as an air purifier. It prefers moderate to bright indirect sunlight but can also tolerate shadier surroundings.

7. Pink Princess

The stunning pink princess is a natural cultivar of Philodendron erubescens that has naturally deep green and pink variegated leaves. It is often at the top of the collector’s list because of its heart-shaped vibrant deep green leaves with bubblegum pink variegation.

Sometimes it can be confused with the pink congo. But the variegation of the pink princess is stable as it occurs naturally, while the pink congo reverts to green color within a few months as it occurs due to chemicals that are injected into the leaves.

8. Lickety Split

Philodendron Lickety Split is a hybrid of philodendron bipinnatifidum which is known as lickety-split, lacy tree, or horsehead. Its popularity is because of the glossy green and sculptural leaves with deep splits and curly edges.

This self-heading variety is normally 30 inches tall and can be up to 3 feet tall. It needs a little maintenance as it can handle different lighting conditions and negligence. You just need to place it in bright indirect sunlight and avoid overwatering.

9. Philodendron Warscewiczii Aurea

The Philodendron Warscewiczii Aurea known as Golden Warscewiczii, Snowflake Leaf Philodendron, Feather-leaf Philodendron, Aurea flavum, or Neon Philodendron is native to Central and South America.

It is very eye-catching due to its vibrant velvety leaves with golden or bright neon coloration that spreads like a starburst. This luxurious appearance makes it loved as an indoor houseplant. It can be up to 4 feet long and easy to care for providing medium to bright indirect light.

10. Monstera Delicosa

Monstera deliciosa (also known as the split leaf philodendron or Swiss cheese plant) is a tropical plant 70 feet tall but popular as a houseplant of 6-8 feet.

This plant creates a greenery vibe to the house or garden with its large deep green leaves. It is much sought after due to its unique and broad leaf shape which is heart-shaped, split, and glossy deep green.

11. Philodendron Caramel Marble

Caramel marble philodendron is one of the rarest and most expensive plants in the variety of philodendron. Because it has distinctive marbled green leaves with yellow or white markings, giving them a caramel-like appearance.

It is famous for its colorful leaves of red, orange, or even pink. Though it is expensive, people are eager to have this plant because of its extraordinary foliage. It is a rare variegated species as its multicolored leaves are a genetic mutation. 

12. Philodendron Micans

Philodendron Micans is native to Mexico and the Caribbean and popular due to its beautiful heart-shaped and velvety textured leaves. Besides its foliage can be deep green or rich purple, depending on the light which makes it eye-catching.

Micans looks elegant as a hanging planter and is also great for climbing moss poles or trellises. With its trailing growth habit, it can be up to 2 feet long. It is also very low maintenance and easy to grow.

13. Lemon Lime Philodendron

Lemon Lime is a variety of Philodendron hederaceum species having a stunning appearance with its neon-bright leaves that are transferred from golden or yellow-green to lime. This eye-catching look can brighten up any space adding a splash of lemon color beautifully contrasting with traditional green foliage.

It can be 12 inches to 36 inches tall and its upright growth and bushy type appearance make it suited for home decor perfectly. Like other philodendrons, Its maintenance is also very easy.

14. Burgundy Princess Philodendron

The Philodendron Burgundy Princess is a scandent hybrid of philodendron having deep green leaves contrasting with maroon variegated undersides beautifully. The new leaves appear with a vibrant burgundy color and gradually transition to a rich green shade as they mature.

It can be confused with pink princesses due to their color. But the burgundy princess plant has darker purple variegated leaves and cordate leaf blades. As it is a shade lover, it prefers indirect light.

15. Painted Lady Philodendron

The painted lady is another beautiful cultivar of philodendron erubescens species having variegated green-yellow leaves and pink-red petioles. This stunning plant has elongated heart-shaped leaves with striking patterns of green, cream, and pink resembling a beautiful watercolor painting.

This plant adds a splash of vibrant color and elegance to any space. It can grow up to 5 feet long on a trellis, or cascade gracefully from hanging planters with its natural climbing tendencies. It can also handle different light conditions.

16. Rojo Congo Philodendron

The rojo congo plant is a hybrid cultivar of the Philodendron tatei and Philodendron imperial red developed in Florida. This is known for its loving foliage with unique stems of red and green coloring. 

Its new leaves appear as coppery red and become deep green with the petioles when matured. It is also low-maintenance in nature as it just needs bright and indirect light. Besides, It can grow on a bit of neglect but must avoid overwatering.

17. Philodendron Tortum

Philodendron tortum (also known as Twisted Leaf Philodendron or Fern Leaf Philodendron) is a very popular indoor plant with glossy-green and lacy-textured leaves having fascinating curls. This twisting and curving of the leaves create an eye-catching ferny appearance.

The new leaves appear as coppery red and later turn into a bright green color. The leaves become larger ( up to 12 inches long) if they’re allowed to climb in proper conditions. It is also easy to care for with moderate indirect light and watering.

18. Black Cardinal

Black cardinal is another hybrid of Philodendron Erubescens having blackish-green and broad oval leaves. It is a popular house plant due to its various stunning shades of foliage like glossy maroon or dark purple-red.

Its new leaves appear with a beautiful glossy bronze or burgundy-red color and later become almost black (maroon-black or purple-black) as it matures. Like other philodendrons, it is also easy to care for with moderate indirect sunlight and moderate watering.

19. Ring of Fire Philodendron

Ring of Fire is a hybrid of Philodendron bipinnatifidum x selloum. It’s famous for its impressive fiery visual of multicolored leaves with shades of green, cream, yellow, orange, and deep red variegation adding a little color to home decor. 

Being an avid climber it can be 8 feet tall but can be made bushy type by pruning. A trellis or mose pole can also be used for vining appearance.

20. Prince of Orange

The Prince of Orange is a rare upright hybrid from the Philodendron Erubescens. This plant is popular for its unusual color having vivid orange leaves that gradually change to green as they mature. During their transformation, a mix of foliage shades like yellow-bronze, salmon, and green can also be seen on one plant.

This plant produces a tight cluster of leaves around a central stem, and the leaf stalk and new leaf spears are deep red which makes it exotic-looking and the most wanted houseplant.

Final thought

Finally, our discussion on varieties of philodendron plants has come to an end. Hopefully, this article inspires plant lovers to decorate their rooms with plants. Let’s take a view of this article.

  • If anyone wants to create a colorful vibe in the house garden, Ring-of-Fire, Prince-of-Orange, Caramel-Marble, Pink-Princess, Lemon-lime or Burgundy-pink are the best varieties.
  • Black-Cardinals, White-wizard, Tortums or Micans are best for a modern touch to the room or garden while Monstera-delicosa or Lickety-split will create greenery vibes to the surroundings.
  • As the philodendron varieties are good air purifiers, decorating the house as well as the garden with different varieties is the most affordable way to lead a healthy life.

Understanding all the plants and advice will help to make the best choice of philodendron varieties for your philodendron collections in your house garden.

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