The Most Photogenic Philodendrons in 2020, Ranked by Price Range (Part 2)

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The Most Photogenic Philodendrons in 2020, Ranked by Price Range (Part 1)

In this article, the list continues. We have the most photogenic Philodendrons in 2020, ranked from the cheapest to the most expensive (Part 2).

Like I said in end of the last ranking, from this point on, the Philodendrons listed are harder and harder to find. Their price is definitely starting to take a hike.

As for the reason why they are so expensive, it could be due to their rarity, their high demand, or the unstable and hard-to-maintain variegations that they possess.

However, most of these Philodendrons propagates well from their cuttings. And this has been so far the best way to acquire one of these pricy items with a discount.

7. Philodendron "Florida Ghost" $50 - $200

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"Florida Ghost" is a form of hybrid Philodendron, between Philodendrons Pedatum and Squamiferum. It has been in high demand in 2020 due to its striking, unique foliage and growth pattern.

Much like the Philodendron "Prince of Orange," "Florida Ghost" puts out highly variegated new leaves. And as the leaves mature, they gradually become dark green. The fresh variegated leaves can range from a hazy, mottled green to a full-leaf creamy white. This is different for each specimen. But usually, if the plant receives brighter lights, the new leaves tend to be lighter.

Like many Philodendrons, The "Florida Ghost" has red, roughly textured petiole, forming an exciting contrast to its foliage.

More intriguingly, the plant's leaves shape-shifts as they mature. They tend to start out as an irregular oval shape. Gradually, they tend to develop a set of shallow "arms," which eventually grow into deeply cut lobes.

Although as sturdy as the other Philodendrons, "Florida Ghost" needs stronger light to bring out its variegation.

There is another form of 'Florida Ghost" on the market, named Florida' Mint' Ghost, with its new leaves in a mint color instead of creamy white. However, it is just a regular "Florida Ghost," grown in lower light.

8. Philodendron Verrucosum $50 - $300

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Philodendron Verrucosum is another precious velvet leaf Philodendron.

Over the dark green background of its heart-shaped foliage, features swathes of light veins pattern.

When the leaves first emerge, they usually have red blush between the veins over the yellowish underside. And as they grow older, the leaves fade to a more uniform green.

A little extra accent on this plant is the tiny fuzzy hairs on its mature leaves' petioles.

Like many philodendrons, The Verrucosum favors humidity and is a climber in need of support. Although it isn't an incredibly demanding plant, the Verrucosum dislikes changes and generally does not ship well.

9. Philodendron Gloriosum $50 - $350

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With a similar look to the Verrucosum and Melanochrysum, the Philodendron Gloriosum is a plant species with dark green leaves and white veins. As a crawling variety of Philodendron, the Gloriosum has large heart-shaped leaves with pinkish margins and pale green, white, or pinkish veins.

The Gloriosum foliage has the potential to grow up to 3 ft. (90 cm) wide. Being a little tamer indoors, it has gained popularity among big and velvety plant lovers.

Originating in Columbia, the Gloriosum is a creeping plant. It loves to grow low to the ground with its shorter and tidier internodes. This characteristic sets it apart from some other unruly Philodendrons.

A recently popular Hybrid between the Gloriosum and the Melanochrysum is called Philodendron Glorious. It shares a similar look but has longer and narrower darker leaves, thanks to the traits from Melanochrysum. It also shares a similar price tag.

10. Philodendron Billietiae $100 - $400

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Philodendron Billietiae has long and narrow leaves. This really sets it apart from other philodendrons. Its foliage is thick and leathery. When mature, the Billietiae's leaves can grow up to three feet long and 10 inches wide. With a pale center and horizontal veins on the foliage, the Billietiae connects to its center with its unique pale orange stems. However, with aging or lower light, the attractive pale orange stems might fade to green.

The juvenile Billietiae tends to grow upright. As it matures, it tends to favor a tree or a moss pole to climb on.

Because the Billietiae was only discovered in 1995 and picked up by the recent "Plantfluencer" trend, it can be hard to find in the market. Even more challenging to find is its black and variegated cultivars.

Above are the mid-price range Philodendrons. What do you think of them? Buckle up. The Philodendrons in the next part of the list are even harder to find and more expensive. But man, aren't they pretty? Of course, as I said initially, it is always possible to get a propagation cutting of these plants for a discount. But you will have to take the risk of the cuttings not properly rooted, resulting in the plant's death.

We can also always hope that the increasing popularity will prompt the nurseries to produce more of these plants. Maybe one day, they can become more affordable!

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