26 Different Types of Philodendron Plants (With Pictures)

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You may find picking a philodendron difficult, as there are over 480 types of philodendron plants to consider.

But it doesn’t have to be like that.

We want to make it easy to pick by curating a list of the EASIEST TO GROW and MOST ATTRACTIVE varieties out there.

You’ll find precisely the kind of philodendron you need for your home or garden below!

26 Philodendron Varieties List for Home 

1. Black Gold Philodendron (Philodendron melanochrysum)

Black Gold Philodendron
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Nothing exerts beauty like the Black Gold variety. This philodendron boasts dark-green leaves with light veins across the face – making it GORGEOUS.

There are dots on the surface, with whitey tones that add up to the overall beauty of the leaves. Alongside the long and stylized shape, this philodendron is one of the most beautiful you can get. 

This is a slightly pickier philodendron than other varieties. It is mainly because the plant requires drier soils to survive as well as consistent sun exposure. Apart from that, it’s a climber and creeper, so it needs space to spread to at least 6 feet high. 

INTERESTING FACT: While the leaves are dark when it matures, they look reddish when young. Be aware these leaves can reach over 2 feet in length easily.

2. Brandi Philodendron (Philodendron brandtianum)

Also known as the Silver-Striped philodendron, this variety is EXACTLY what the name says. 

A few silver splashes cover the surface of the leaf, producing almost impossible-to-hate beauty. Combined with the dark-green body, you get a contrast that makes any place look amazing.

This is one of the best houseplant varieties you can get, as it can resist a lot of time indoors in low-light conditions.

But that’s considering it’s also a small type. While it is an adept climber and creeper with its viny stems, it doesn’t often grow past 10 feet long. 

BE CAREFUL: Children and pets should stay away from this plant, as it is a toxic variety.  

3. Congo Rojo Philodendron (Philodendron ‘Congo Rojo’)

Congo Rojo Philodendron

As long as you grow this type in a warm place, it shouldn’t mind at all.

The plant is one of the easiest to grow, resisting all types of conditions and delivering beautiful foliage regardless.

You can spot it by the dark-green leaves and purplish tone. These leaves are also glossy and tend to brighten up with direct sun exposure.

It is not an extensive variety, growing no more than 2 or 3 feet. And in contrast with other philodendrons, this one is not a climber o creeper. 

ALSO CONSIDER: Its color, size, and ability to grow anywhere makes it one of the best varieties to take indoors.   

4. Cream Splash Philodendron (Philodendron brasil)

Cream Splash Philodendron

You may find it as the Silver Stripe or Cream Splash philodendron, thanks to the beautiful white-lime marks across the leaves.

This two-tone plant grows heart-shaped leaves, thick and colorful but not too large. The combination makes it one of the most attractive houseplants you can get.

Unsurprisingly, you can grow it either indoors or outdoors with warm temps. For brighter colors, make sure it receives at least 5 hours of sunlight every day.

THIS IS GREAT: The plant may boast an eye-grabbing pinkish color when growing, especially on the stems. 

5. Fiddleleaf Philodendron (Philodendron bipennifolium)

Have a big garden that needs volume? Bring a Fiddleleaf philodendron then.

This triangle-shaped variety boats the simplest colors and growth habits but still one of the largest.

Just one leaf from this variety can reach 18 inches easily. The plant grows like a vine, often going over 5 feet in spread and climbing things around.

Because the leaves are so big and the stems large, the plant tends to flop down when it starts to mature. You can keep the stems upright with a stake or pole.

WHAT ELSE TO KNOW: The plant tends to stay under other larger plants and trees in the wild, so you can grow it indoors problem-free. 

6. Florida Beauty Philodendron (Philodendron ‘Florida Beauty’)

Florida Beauty Philodendron
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One of the weirdest philodendrons out there, the ‘Florida Beauty’ or ‘Florida Ghost,’ features variegated leaves with a unique shape.

You can expect light-green tones with a few creamy touches for the colors, plus a few specks here and there. This array of hues matches the thickness of the leaves, making them look bright and fleshy.

One of the exciting parts about this variety is the ability to grow in the moistest areas with little sun exposure. You can make this philodendron grow even in soggy soil and indoors, and it is likely to thrive. 

It is a small upright variety, growing between 4 feet at its max. 

EXCITING FACTOR: The leaves change colors throughout the plant’s life, going from light green when young to creamier tones as it grows (the more sun it receives, the more variegated it gets). 

7. Heartleaf Philodendron (Philodendron hederaceum)

Heartleaf Philodendron
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The name says it all: it is a heart-shaped philodendron.

This heart shape does not come alone. You’ll find the Heartleaf variety growing as an adept climber and creeper, likely to stick to your house walls and other structures as it grows. 

It is also one of the most popular types, given how easy it is to grow. You’ll require little to no effort to keep it thriving. In a tropical environment (warm and moist), you can get heights of up to 6 feet indoors. 

And yes, it is both an outdoor variety that can receive tons of sunlight or a houseplant type you can grow with little to no sun exposure.

ALSO IMPORTANT: The original heartleaf is dark green, but you may also find variegated types boasting creamy and other lighter colors.  

8. Mayoi Philodendron (Philodendron mayoi)

One super-strange philodendron variety comes with the name of ‘Mayoi.’

The foliage is super-cute, with multiple lobes coming out of the main stem, looking like algae. These leaves are still thick and feature a beautiful light-green color, making the Mayoi impossible to ignore.

But the best part about this variety is how effortlessly it grows. Like other philodendrons, it requires warm temperatures but still doesn’t care about growing indoors or outdoors as long as it has space to grow.

KNOW THIS: This is a climber and a creeper, so growing it alongside walls and structures can make it vine-like.

9. Moonlight Philodendron (Philodendron ‘Moonlight’)

Moonlight Philodendron

The name comes from its ability to BRIGHT when light hits directly. This is especially true in the dusk and dawn.

While it won’t make you blind with its brightness, this is an exciting feature to have. It comes from the light-green tone of the leaves, sometimes reaching a yellowish color that shines.

This one is more of an upright philodendron, and surprisingly one of the least sun-loving varieties. Indoors, the plant rarely grows larger than 3 feet. 

IMPORTANT FACT: The plant grows perfectly on pots, producing dense and gorgeous foliage. 

10. Naugahyde Philodendron (Philodendron rugosum)

Naugahyde Philodendron

Another HUGELY popular variety is the Naugahyde.

The foliage is simple, with a heart-shaped form and a light-green color. Its leaves are leathery, adding up to its beauty and foliage density.

It also stands out for being a consistent climber and creeper. The plant can easily creep over walls and other structures.

Also, it is both an indoor and outdoor variety, capable of reaching over 5 feet in length.

EXCITING FACT: When grown indoors, the leaves tend to achieve a blue-green tone. 

11. Oakleaf Philodendron (Philodendron pedatum)

Oakleaf Philodendron
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The name comes from the unique shape of its leaves. This unusual horse-face shape with thin lobes growing from the main stem makes it impossible to overlook.

What sets it apart is the dark green of its leaves, unique of its kind. That adds up to the shape.

Apart from that, it is one of the best climbers, but it grows perfectly on pots and hanging baskets. You can make it work close to trees and structures if you want to creep several feet.

And if all that wasn’t enough, the Oakleaf philodendron grows in either outdoor or indoor environments. But surprisingly, it is a cold-hardy type that resists mild frosts.

THINK ABOUT THIS: The plant can reach up to 10 feet if you let it climb walls or trees. 

12. Philodendron Billietiae (Philodendron billietiae)

Philodendron Billietiae
Image: Cerlin Ng

Beautiful narrow leaves never disappoint, producing attractive foliage that adds up to any garden.

The Billietiae’s leaves are also long, reaching over 3 feet long in some cases and no more than 10 inches wide. 

But it’s not the size that sets them apart: the leaves also feature unique coloration, dark-green bodies, and light-green veins. 

As for growth, the plant can get to 5 feet tall. And unsurprisingly, it is a climbing variety that can get even longer if you let it.

Just be sure to let it receive enough sun exposure. It is not an indoor variety. 

ALSO WORTH IT: You will find the orange stems to add even more color to your garden. 

13. Philodendron Callosum (Philodendron callosum)

Philodendron Callosum

If we told you this isn’t a philodendron, you would believe us. But it is.

The small-growing variety likes to creep around. In contrast with other types, this one prefers staying low close to the soil.

But it is not its growth habits that stand out. The real difference comes from the thick and stiff laves with an elongated oval shape. It looks nothing like other philodendrons.

And there’s more to enjoy, like the ability to grow indoors and outdoors without problems. 

WATCH OUT: You need to be careful with the zap it produces. While harmless, it tends to be sticky and may cause mild skin reactions. 

14. Philodendron Gloriosum (Philodendron gloriosum)

Philodendron Gloriosum

The largest leaves from philodendron varieties, the Gloriosum’s foliage can reach an outstanding 3 feet diameter.

These circular heart-shaped leaves produce dense foliage that works as soil cover. The plant doesn’t grow much more than 3 or 4 feet. But it grows tons of stems nonetheless.

You can consider it an upright variety, despite being a low-growing type. But for that reason, it’s also a bit picky. You need to ensure consistent warmth and well-draining soil to keep it thriving.

WORTHWHILE FACT: When the leaves emerge, they boast a light-green tone with pink veins, making it a stunning addition to any garden. 

15. Philodendron Grazielae (Philodendron grazielae)

Another philodendron you won’t believe is actually a philodendron: the Grazielae.

The glossy leaves with heart shapes are attractive, not for how they look but for their size. These leaves rarely grow larger than 3 or 5 inches.

Because of its size, the stems tend to be a fast creeper. While the plant rarely grows more than 3 feet in its entirety, it loves to climb and creep around like a vine.

JUST CONSIDER: It is among humidity-loving types, so you need to keep it in moist environments if you want sustained growth.

16. Philodendron Lacerum (Philodendron lacerum)

Beautiful and rare, the Lacerum is one of the most exciting philodendrons you can get.

Its leaves are heart-shaped but with star-like lobes, growing to about 18 inches long each. These leaves decorate gardens well, making them a gorgeous addition to any environment.

You need to keep it under bright light, though. In contrast with other varieties, this one thrives ONLY when the sun is intense.

Apart from that, it is easy to grow and won’t mind with either dry or moist climates. 

EXTRA FACTS: Despite the size of its leaves, this is an adept climber. It can reach over 5 feet long, close to trees and structures. 

17. Philodendron Mamei (Philodendron mamei)

Finding a Mamei philodendron for growing at home is difficult. But if you can find one in the wild – it is entirely worth it.

The silvery splashes and light-green leaves are grossly attractive. These heart-shaped leaves are also small and veiny, making them even more good-looking.

While it is beautiful, the plant is not the largest. It is one of the smallest philodendrons, not growing more than 3 feet. Having said that, it loves to creep and climb around.

DON’T FORGET THIS: You will find the bottom part of the stems to be reddish or pinkish. This adds up to its striking leaves. 

18. Philodendron Martianum (Philodendron martianum)

Want a perfect household plant? Look no further than the Martianum philodendron.

This beauty of a plant grows indoors without problems, boasting glossy dark-green leaves that grow upright. These eaves are thin but enlarged, a bit different than other varieties. 

You will still find it ideal for pot growing, mainly because the leaves don’t grow too large, and the plant itself rarely goes over 3 feet high.

Also, it is one of the most cold-hardy varieties from the philodendron family. That’s a huge plus.

EVEN BETTER: It loves moist environments. Humidity makes it larger and its foliage a lot denser. 

19. Philodendron Speciosum (Philodendron speciosum)

Among the biggest philodendrons, you will find the Speciosum.

It is not a mistake when we say it is HUGE. A single heart-shaped leaf from this variety can reach over 3 feet in length and over 20 inches in width. The plant itself can grow to over 6 feet. 

As for its appearance, you’ll find it good-looking. Dark-green leaves with lighter veins are decently attractive.

Moreover, it is an upright variety, with a surprisingly thick stem. You need warm environments with tons of sun exposure to keep it healthy.

SURPRISING FACT: This one of the few philodendrons that produce flowers. The 2-feet blossoms from this variety are GORGEOUSLY colorful.

20. Philodendron Squamiferum (Philodendron squamiferum)

Philodendron Squamiferum
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Similar to the oakleaf philodendron, the Squamiferum boasts super-rare leaves.

These multi-lobed leaves are surprisingly attractive, with a light-green color that shines under the sun. They can grow to about 2 feet long each.

An attractive part of the plant comes in the red stems. When growing, it tends to achieve a reddish tone that makes it look surprisingly good.

It is also a creeper and climber, so you can grow it alongside trees and walls to see it taking over the place.

WHAT ELSE TO KNOW: If you grow it upright without structures to climb, it will likely stay within 2 feet long – making it a perfect household option. 

21. Philodendron Verrucosum (Philodendron verrucosum)

There’s no philodendron with such an array of colors out there – that should tell you everything.

The heart-shaped leaves seem regular until you look at the brownish veins and the gorgeous dark-green pattern on top of a light-green body. They look amazing.

Plus, you’ll find even more color on the underside. The plant grows a yellowish tone in that part, making it SHINE when sunlight hits.

Apart from all that, it’s a relatively easy species to grow. It thrives as long as you can ensure proper humidity and partial shade. This includes pots and gardens. 

WHAT’S EVEN BETTER: You can propagate this variety with cuttings, so there’s a chance you’ll grow it for decades. 

22. Prince of Orange Philodendron (Philodendron ‘Prince of Orange’)

Prince of Orange Philodendron
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The perfect name for this plant: Prince of Orange.

It’s ideal given the light orange and red tones it offers. You can enjoy the small growth and the dense foliage as well, making it even more attractive.

Believe it or not, it grows well indoors. But you’ll have more success keeping it outdoors, as it is likely to develop over 2 feet tall foliage.

It grows anywhere still, as long as you can ensure proper warmth at all times.

DON’T IGNORE THIS: The leaves constantly change in color as they grow, going from light-green to red, and ultimately orange and yellow. 

23. Red Leaf Philodendron (Philodendron erubescens)

You may also find it as the Pink Princess. The name comes from the particular colors, going from dark red and purple or black to a light pink when it’s growing.

This foliage gives it another advantage: it grows perfectly under shade. Keeping it indoors won’t be much of a problem as long as you can ensure consistent humidity.

It is an upright variety as well, so you won’t have to worry about the plant creeping around (also making it PERFECT for pots).

EXTRA FACTORS: The stems are also red-colored, adding up to the already gorgeous foliage. 

24. Silver Word Philodendron (Philodendron hastatum)

Silver Word Philodendron
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The horse-shaped leaves also feature a gorgeous light-green tone.

These leaves turn green to gray when they mature and can achieve a blue-greenish color when growing.

What sets them apart is their vine-like growth habits. It is an adorable creeper, preferring to stay in the ground or climbing structures. With the leaf shape and the color, it tends to look amazing.

You will not find this variety growing larger than 3 feet. 

PERTINENT FACT: It is one of the most popular household types, thanks to its ability to survive under constant shade. 

25. Split Leaf Philodendron (Philodendron bipinnatifidum)

Split Leaf Philodendron

A GIGANTIC philodendron, the Split-Leaf variety is appealing.

The leaves boast a heart-shaped with thin lobes design, alongside a crispy texture with glossy looks. Its dark-green colors and the ability to grow dense foliage make it an undoubtedly great choice for gardens.

As for its growth, it is an upright variety. But the exciting part is how far it can reach: over 6 feet even indoors.

THE BEST PART: One specimen of this kind has a lifespan of over 30 years. 

26. Winterbourn Philodendron (Philodendron xanadu)

Winterbourn Philodendron

A medium-sized philodendron that can tower up to 4 feet in height – the Winterbourn.

The exciting part about this variety is the ruffle-leaved foliage. You’ll see how they look crispy and thick, combining perfectly with the dark-green colors.

You can find it as an upright variety, growing either indoors or outdoors. Sure enough, it prefers spacious places where it can thrive to all sides.

YOU’LL LOVE THIS: It boasts a central trunk with huge stems, making it a rare yet surprisingly attractive variety.

Get Your Own Philodendron Today!

With so many types of philodendron plants, you’ll have no problem choosing one for your home.

Just remember that despite looking similarly, every philodendron is different from others. Some are rare and picky, while others will grow even in the weirdest environments.

Either way, choose with intention. Make sure it’s a plant you’ll love and care for. Sooner than later, you’ll realize how great of a plant a philodendron is – that’s for sure!

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