Hey indoor plant addicts and green thumbs, get ready to level up your urban jungle game! We’re diving into the world of Philodendrons – some of the most popular house plants for beginners and experienced plant parents alike.
Below we’ll spill the tea on 21 unique Philodendron varieties that will not only make your space Insta-worthy but also bring a touch of the rainforest right to your living room.
If you are a visual learner, or wanna see these awesome plants in more detail make sure to checkout the video below.
1. Philodendron Brandtianum
Philodendron Brandtianum, sometimes referred to as silver leaf Philodendron are a unique climbing plant with color changing leaves. Starting out as small heart shaped bronze leaves with silver engrained throughout, the foliage fades to a darker green with maturity.
This is definitely a house plant to buy as a young plant to watch it develop its awesome colors overtime. They are also relatively easy to care for with similar needs to that of most climbing Philodendron varieties.
2. Philodendron Silver Cloud
The Philodendron Silver Cloud is a stunner that deserves a prime spot in your collection! If you’re all about low-maintenance glam, this plant is ideal with its large heart-shaped green foliage with a touch of silvery variegation.
Philodendron Silver Cloud are a breeze to grow. Whether you want it as a creeping ground cover or prefer to let it climb up a pole, to encourage larger leaves.
Originating from the lush Ecuador rainforests and part of the Araceae family, this plant brings a slice of tropical paradise into your space.
Now, since it’s a rainforest native, it thrives in higher humidity and warmer temperatures. So, if you’re aiming to keep this beauty happy, make sure your home is a cozy, tropical atmosphere.
3. Philodendron Prince of Orange
The Philodendron Prince of Orange is another unique hybrid variety that boasts vibrant orange leaves that’ll add a pop of tropical warmth to your plant collection.
Since it’s a tropical native, the Prince of Orange likes to bask in warmth. So, if you’re aiming to keep this orange dream happy, make sure to maintain those cozy temperatures.
4. Philodendron Atabapoense
Philodendron Atabapoense are a tropical marvel straight from the heart of the Amazon rainforest, ready to bring elegance and lush vibes to your indoor space! With glossy, dark green leaves and distinctive vining growth habits, this plant is a true showstopper.
While caring for the Philodendron Atabapoense isn’t rocket science, it does demand a bit of attention and effort – but trust us, the rewards are worth every bit. Picture this: long, elongated green leaves, a touch of the rainforest’s allure in your living room.
5. Philodendron Majestic
With beautiful large slightly elongated, velvety leaves littered with a variety of greens and silver color patterns, the Philodendron Majestic is a must have indoor plant.
Mature plants can boast amazingly large foliage growing upwards of 2 feet long and one foot across. Unfortunately these are known to be slow grower, but is well worth the wait for the mature foliage!
6. Philodendron Heart Leaf Variegated
Much like it’s more common non variegated counterpart, the Variegated Philodendron Heart Leaf is a rarer variety that is a must have if you can get your hands on one!
With fabulous green variegation littering the iconic heart shaped leaves, this beauty stands out even in the most crowded urban jungle. Unfortunately, being less common the price tag can sometimes be eye watering so make sure to keep the look out for a good deal.
7. Philodendron Golden Violin
Whether you’re a green novice or a seasoned plant veteran, the Philodendron Golden Violin is a must-have, boasting vibrant, uniquely shaped leaves that make a bold statement.
At maturity, the Golden Violin can reach towering heights of up to 10 feet, with leaves spanning between 10-18 inches in length. When kept indoors, it can grace your space at a more manageable 3 to 7 feet in height, but trust us, it’ll still command attention.
8. Philodendron Splendid
Philodendron Splendid, also known as the Philodendron Verrucosum x Melanochrysum are a hybrid wonder that’s ready to grace your collection with its unique charm!
Producing large velvety heart-shaped leaves adorned with striking white/green veins. As a trailing plant, the Philodendron Splendid is not just a looker; it’s also a breeze to care for.
With a rainforest background, the Splendid love humidity, warm temperatures, and bright indirect light.
9. Philodendron Heart Leaf
The Heart Leaf Philodendron is like the plant equivalent of a love poem! A climbing indoor superstar with leaves shaped like little hearts, just as cute as it sounds.
If you’re into low-maintenance relationships, this plant is your spirit companion, as long as you set it up with the basic needs of the Heart Leaf Philodendron.
10. Philodendron Florida Ghost
Philodendron Florida Ghost stand out with distinctly unusual leaves. The foliage starts off with a mesmerizing white/cream hue, gradually maturing into a vibrant green palette. Each leaf is uniquely shaped, showcasing a fascinating array of lobes that’s like a botanical art gallery.
The Florida Ghost is believed to be a hybrid of Philodendron Squamiferum and Philodendron Pedatum. This slow-growing vining wonder isn’t your typical wallflower – it needs a little support, making it perfect for a moss pole or trellis.
The Philodendron Ghost isn’t just a head-turner; it’s a low-maintenance star that’s easy to grow. So, whether you’re a seasoned collector on the hunt for the extraordinary or a green newbie ready to make a statement.
11. Philodendron Painted Lady
True to its name, the Philodendron Painted Lady is a statement plant with artsy unique leaf patterning. With a mix of greens, oranges, yellows each leaf looks as if they have been hand painted.
The best part about these plants is the low maintenance requirements making them perfect for beginners.
12. Variegated Philodendron Burle Marx
If you’re like us and absolutely love variegated plants it’s hard to pass up on the Variegated Philodendron Burle Marx. With a distinct foliage shape and creamy, yellow green patterning the Burle Marx is a stunner.
Although more expensive and relatively harder to find than it’s non variegated counter part, we believe it’s well worth the extra effort and money. (Or get one of each, we’re not judging)
13. Philodendron Moonlight
This clumping, sub tropical Philodendron variety is perfect for beginner house plant owners. With fluorescent green foliage the Philodendron Moonlight contrasts excellently amongst collections.
We’ve found this plant easy to care for with little to no effort in well draining soil and kept out of direct light.
14. Philodendron White Princess
The Philodendron White Princess – the stunning green and white variegated royalty of the plant kingdom! Straight out of the Araceae family and hailing from the lush landscapes of South America.
Now, if you’re all about low-maintenance glam, the White Princess is a non-negotiable addition to your plant crew. It’s like a must-have accessory for your plant collection – seriously, who wouldn’t want a piece of this botanical beauty?
These plants are relatively easy to obtain with their ever growing popularity so make sure you know how to pamper your White Princess Philodendron.
Here’s a cool tidbit: this plant has a doppelgänger, the White Knight Philodendron. Wanna spot the difference? Check out the stems – dark pink/purple for the White Knight and green for our White Princess.
15. Philodendron Verrucosum
Next up are Philodendron Verrucosum, also known as the Ecuador Philodendron – a captivating plant that’s perfect to add a touch of velvety allure to your collection!
With medium sized heart-shaped leaves in a lush, dark green hue with delicate light green veins, all attached to a fuzzy stem.
Hailing from the rainforests of Costa Rica, Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, and Peru, the Verrucosum is known for hanging out in the tree canopy before deciding to touch base with the soil through its roots.
Verrucosum can be a bit of a challenge to care for, especially for beginners to indoor plants, but fear not! Once you crack the code to its needs, growing this beauty becomes a breeze. Coming from rainforests, it craves high humidity and a bit of moderate watering love.
16. Philodendron Gloriosum
For something more unique, Philodendron Gloriosum are a crawling philodendron that make a big statement piece. With stunning large, heart-shaped foliage in lush green, adorned with intricate white veins. This plant isn’t just a visual treat; it’s a tactile experience too with velvety leaves.
Unlike most of its Philodendron counterparts, the Gloriosum takes a unique growing approach, gracefully trailing horizontally along the ground.
17. Philodendron Pink Princess
For those appreciating a splash of unique color, the Philodendron Pink Princess is a noteworthy addition to any plant collection. With stand out contrasting leaves consisting of deep green and pinks.
Belonging to the Araceae family and originating from Colombia, this plant brings a touch of elegance to your living space. Fortunately, caring for Pink Princess Philodendron is straightforward.
18. Philodendron Micans
With velvety, heart-shaped leaves, the Philodendron Micans is like the plush royalty of the plant world. And here’s the best part – it’s a total breeze to care for, making it a top pick for both beginners and green-thumbed experts alike. This plant is all about that laid-back, easygoing vibe that we love.
Belonging to the Araceae family, the Philodendron Micans is a true beauty with its deep green leaves sporting a touch of purple, depending on the lighting conditions.
Want to get creative with it? Hang it up in a planter or let it climb up a trellis or moss pole – the Micans is all about versatility.
19. Philodendron Ring of Fire
Philodendron Ring of Fire are another must-have in any philodendron collection for its stunning long foliage featuring zigzag edges and a vibrant mix of green, yellow, orange, white, and red variegation.
While this Philodendron is a slow grower, the patience pays off as it matures into a breathtaking beauty. With easy care requirements, including bright indirect light, 30%-50% humidity, and well-draining soil, it’s a hassle-free addition to your green space.
Native to Central and South America, the Ring of Fire is a hybrid of Philodendron Wendlandii and Philodendron Tortum, adding a touch of exotic flair to your collection.
20. Philodendron Billietiae
Philodendron Billietiae are beautiful and intriguing in every way with orangey-yellow petioles leading the way to big, long, and ridged arrow-shaped green leaves.
Super easygoing and doesn’t demand much attention to thrive. A low-maintenance beauty? This is a must have for collectors!
Hailing from the tropical realms of Brazil, Guyana, and French Guiana, this plant is a true wanderer from the Araceae family. Picture this mature giant – standing at 3 feet in height and spreading up to 8 inches in width.
But wait, there’s more! In the right conditions, a mature leaf can reach an impressive 3-5 feet in length and 7-10 inches in width.
Here’s a pro tip: pop a pole in that pot, and let the Billietiae climb to watch those leaves reach new heights.
21. Philodendron Rojo Congo
Last but not least is the Rogo Congo, a budget-friendly, easy to care for gem that’s sure to jazz up your urban jungle. If you’re all about making your space lush without burning a hole in your wallet, this one’s for you.
So, why Rojo Congo? Well, “Rojo” is Spanish for “red,” and this plant earns its name from the vibrant colored stems that add a pop of color to your green haven.
Hailing from the Araceae family and native to the lush landscapes of South America, the Rojo Congo is like a globetrotter with flair. With an abundance of supply and a relatively low price tag, it’s the perfect addition to any indoor space.