Philodendron 'Splendid'

  • by Jos Vanden Abeele


Discovered/described Not applicable
Type Hybrid cultivar
Section Not applicable
Blade shape Broadly ovate-cordate (egg to heart shaped) when young, more long ovate when mature, thinly coriaceous (leathery), acuminate/acute at apex (in a point), cordate at base (heart shaped)
Blade colour Emerging leaves show a typical yellow-brown to orange-purple hue, abaxial (back side) is red to purple on emerging leaves and fade to light green, mature leaves have a dark green colour with pronounced nervature
Petioles Smooth, ranging from light green to green with hints of purple
Inflorescence Unknown


Philodendron 'Splendid' is a Philodendron hybrid cultivar, favoured for its dark velvety green leaves with an almost purple shine. 

It is a climbing Philodendron with cordate leaf blades. The young emerging leaves have a distinct orange-purple-brown colour showing clear verrucosum parentage. More mature specimens will grow more ovate and cordate (egg, heart shaped) and show the dark green, velvet quilty leaf surface of melanochrysum.

Philodendron 'Splendid' is a hybrid cross between Philodendron melanochrysum and Philodendron verrucosum:

Philodendron 'Splendid' is a hybrid cross between Philodendron verrucosum and Philodendron melanochrysum

It combines preferable traits of both parent plants. The Majestic has P. verrucosum's blushing red backside (abaxial) of the leaves and its dark green leaf blades, combined with the beautiful grey mottling and glaucous (waxy/thick cuticle) surface (adaxial) of P. sodiroi.



Philodendron 'Majestic' was crossed by Keith Henderson in the 80's (Cairns/Townsville, Australia) and named by Neil Crafter in the summer of 2018. 


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