Is your indoor garden missing that dramatic edge? It’s probably missing a Philodendron. Here’s everything you need to know!
Choosing a plant can be tricky. How do you care for it? What kind do you want? It’s a world full of so much choice it’s hard to filter out the noise. With over 450+ Philodendron varieties, there’s no wonder there’s some confusion. Never fear, for we are here! Check out our guide on choosing the right Philodendron variety for you and our top 15 faves. No matter your living style, little and large, fussy or hardy - just choose whatever suits your needs!
Compact yet beautiful - Perfect for all Small Living Spaces
Are you living the hustle and bustle lifestyle in a small city apartment? Maybe you’re a student trying to study from a recorded lecture. Learning and working from home often means cramping all your work gear on a small desk in a small room, staring at a bare wall. Small philodendron varieties are the perfect study buddy to help you feel motivated and inspired!
Philodendron 'Green Princess’
Philodendron 'Green Princess' is a small, compact, plant with gorgeous, glossy, oval-shaped foliage. She has small and simple leaves that’ll fit perfectly on a desk. She’s pretty low maintenance but loves the odd mist here and there. She thrives in bright indirect light and tolerates lower light conditions: a beautiful little plant that brightens small spaces!
Green Sweetheart Plant
Green Sweetheart Plant is a gorgeous trailing plant features stunning heart-shaped green leaves. She’s a trailer, but if you want to keep her compact, you can just regularly prune or grow her up a frame! She’s an excellent plant to brighten vertical spaces without taking up too much room. She prefers humid conditions and doesn’t mind if you let her soil dry out a little. She does well in moderate to low light conditions, perfect for smaller living spaces.
Philodendron scandens 'Brazil' aka the Sweetheart Plant
Sisters, not twins. The Sweetheart Plant is very similar to the Green Sweetheart but with a unique feature. She has the same heart-shaped glossy foliage but variegated, where each leaf has a striking lime green stripe running down the middle! This variegated type has the same low maintenance care and is very easy to grow.
Although you can keep the Sweetheart sisters as a small compact plant, they’re also, in fact, fantastic vining plants and can grow up to four metres in length! If you have a big frame, you can create your very own living wall or leave them trailing in hanging baskets or shelves!
Large and Majestic - Make a Scene with these Centrepieces
Large plant varieties are the perfect background centrepieces. Whether you need to fill an empty corner or jazz up your Zoom background for meetings and calls, we’re sure to have a philodendron type perfect for you.
Bring the tropical rainforest straight to your house with this beauty. Growing to a max height and width of 1 metre, this gorgeous plant will undoubtedly cause some houseplant envy! She has striking large glossy leaves that thrive in bright light and even shade, making her the perfect corner filler. This easy-going, fuss-free plant is ideal for plant newbies and all enthusiasts alike.
Silver Sword Philodendron
Silver Sword Philodendron is a foxy (not so little) number will brighten up your space with her exotic silver-blue sword-shaped leaves. She loves to climb and grows tall and luscious. If you treat her right, she can reach an ultimate height of 3 metres and 1 metre in width! She’ll need a bit of support to help her grow tall and robust, so we’ve included a support frame so she can reach her full potential.
Large Green Wonder
This Philodendron is certainly worth bragging about. Boasting long slender stems and a canopy of star-shaped bright green foliage, she adds a tropical vibe like no other! Extremely hard to come by outside of Europe, this plant is the perfect addition to your exotic indoor garden. She thrives best in bright, indirect light, but she’ll also tolerate shadier conditions. With the proper care, she can grow up to 2.5 metres tall!
Textured and Fenestrated delight
Fenestrated leaves are the hot plant trend that people just can’t get enough of. Whilst Monsteras take the limelight, there’s plenty of space for other exciting (and just as beautiful) plants. Take a look at what these different types of philodendrons have to offer!
She has gorgeous large leaves with striking fenestrations, making a statement with her deep burgundy furry stems. Philodendron Squamiferum is a relatively fast grower, and there’s no limit to how tall she can get. It’s known that having dark green foliage in your living spaces can help you feel tranquil and peaceful. So there’s no better place than your office for putting this green beauty in!
Philodendron Narrow Escape
Looking for something with an extra wavey charm? Philodendron Narrow Escape won’t fail to disappoint! Otherwise known as the tiger tooth plant, this beauty has dark glossy green foliage that grows as jaggedy tooth-shaped leaves. She’s very low maintenance and prefers to grow in any room corner. Feed her and treat her right, and she’ll grace you with all her might!
Unlike other philodendron types, the Xanadu grows out instead of up and often becomes wider than she is tall. She’s extremely versatile and low maintenance, making her a superb choice for those with little time. Her leaves boast beautiful arrow-shaped leaves that grow as dense, luscious clusters. Treat yourself with some extratropical goodness!
The Vibrant Lifestyle is the Most Fun Lifestyle!
We all love a bit of colour to spruce up our living spaces. There are all sorts of Philodendron varieties that boast a plethora of colours! The Philodendrons certainly won’t disappoint in luminous green and gorgeous dark red.
Ruby is an absolute darling, boasting gorgeous dark green leaves with a deep red tone on the underside. She’s most certainly a stunner and will add a majestic element to your interiors. Easy to care for and requiring little maintenance, she prefers warmer locations! Keep her away from drafty windows, and she’ll happily thrive.
Philodendron Golden Goddess
Vibrant, luminous and full of fun, these little delights will bring sunshine all year round. Golden Goddess is a vigorous grower and loves to climb; just give her some support, and she might grow up to 1.2 metres tall! She’s very easy to care for and grows well in partial to shaded light. Her gorgeous bright yellow-green leaves will bring a touch of exotic to your space!
Philodendron Imperial Green
Rare and quite unusual, the Imperial Green has large, glossy dark green leaves that add an element of luxuriance to your living spaces. Find yourself too often killing houseplants? Fear not. This plant is specifically bred to be a robust houseplant, so you’ll definitely find this one easy to keep alive!
Philodendron Imperial Red
Much like the latter, just replace green with red. Philodendron Imperial Red adorns gorgeous luscious foliage that can grow up to 1.2 metres tall. Each of her newly grown leaves is bright red and mature to rich burgundy red-purple leaves, ultimately turning dark glossy green. She’s also very easy to care for and requires very little fuss.
Like the Imperial Red, the Philodendron Red has striking burgundy stems with green leaves. The foliage has a slight glossed red hue that gives her that extra edge. Her leaves are more petite, making her an excellent selection for slightly smaller spaces.
Something a Little Special
Philodendron Birkin 'White Wave'
Otherwise known as the Birkin Plant (named after Birkin, Hermes’ signature handbag), this plant is so beautiful and striking, we thought she deserved her own little spot. Adorned with gorgeous glossy green foliage and prominent white variegations, each leaf looks like it’s been singularly hand painted. She doesn’t require as much fuss as some variegated plants, but she’ll need sufficient light to keep her leaves bright. Pop her on a table with some bright indirect light, and she’ll be more than happy!
And That’s a Wrap!
If you couldn’t tell already, we’re a little bit mad obsessed with all the different Philodendron types! And now that you’ve read all the varieties we have, we’re sure you understand why!
Whether you’re looking for something small or large, a Philodendron can provide every need! Not only are they versatile and gorgeous, but they all also boast air-purifying qualities that make them extra impressive. If you’re itching to find out, read our care guide about caring for philodendrons and their excellent benefits.