Philodendron Majestic: Tips For Growing This Rare Plant  

Philodendrons are popular houseplants for good reason, but one that is rarer than other varieties is the Philodendron Majestic. It is a beautiful option with gloriously silver-tinted leaves, but to keep it healthy and vibrant you have to know how to properly care for the plant. 

This article covers:

  • What Philodendron Majestic is, its appearance, and basic information 
  • How to care for it including watering, temperature, trimming, and more
  • Common problems like pests, yellow leaves, and more 

Let’s begin! 

What is Philodendron Majestic?

A Leaf of Philodendron Majestic with Silvery Linings

Philodendron Majestic is a hybrid of Philodendron sodiroi and Philodendron verrucosum that offers the best characteristics of each of the other species.

Like Philodendron sodiroi, Philodendron Majestic has silvery leaves that are gleaming. From its other parent, Philodendron verrucosum, it receives large leaves with red undersides as well as the shape. 

The hybrid Majestic also has velvety-textured surfaces and iridescent veins.

The name certainly fits this awesome plant because it is truly a majestic wonder that can bring life and vivid color into your home. Plus, in general, it is easy to care for a Philodendron Majestic, which makes it one of the best houseplants you can get. 

If you are going to purchase a Philodendron Majestic, then check out this video to know what traits and features to look for:

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How to Care for a Philodendron Majestic

underneath shot of the philodendron majestic leaves

You definitely want to keep your Philodendron Majestic healthy and happy and there are certain ways to care for it to provide the environment that the houseplant craves.

Having the right amount of light, suitable soil, and a temperature that keeps the atmosphere optimal for growth and well-being are all essential parts of care.

Let’s examine these factors and more so that you can do everything you can to keep your Philodendron Majestic lush and full. 


Your Philodendron Majestic needs just the right amount of light to thrive. It likes indirect light, but a good amount of indirect sunlight is best.

It won’t do very well in direct sunlight because too much sun can cause the leaves to turn yellow or even die and fall off.

Therefore, right in front of a window with too much sun is not a good idea. If possible, put the plant close to a window facing the west because this will be enough light without direct contact with the rays of the sun.

It is important to note that Philodendron Majestic plants will grow in the direction of light. 


The soil that your Philodendron Majestic grows in will need to be consistently moist. This is the most delicate care factor for this plant type and it is important that you regularly check the moisture content of the soil to ensure proper watering.

Avoid letting more than an inch of the soil dry out, but you also don’t want to over water the soil.

Too much water can cause the large, beautiful leaves to wilt and can also contribute to rot within the stem and root systems. 

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A Philodendron Majestic plant will grow best when it is fertilized regularly. It is best to feed the plants during the Spring and Summer, once each month.

Use a balanced liquid feed or one that is high in nitrogen. During the Fall and Winter, you can also fertilize, but you will only need to once every month and a half to two months.

If Philodendron Majestic houseplants do not have enough calcium and magnesium, then they will turn pale and lose their vivid lushness. 


You want to make sure that the soil you use for Philodendron Majestic cultivars drains well. The plant likes moist soil that is rich in organic matter also.

Loose potting soil works because it can retain water, but you will also want to flush and drain the soil on occasion. Use water to do so to prevent the storage of excess salts that are added during watering. The salts can build up and cause yellowing of the leaves.

You can also add peat moss or other organic compost to the soil to increase the growth potential. In addition, it is recommended that you replace the soil every couple of years. Chunky soil with a sufficient amount of peat works well. 

You can also make your own soil for optimal conditions for the Philodendron Majestic by mixing half potting soil with half coco chips or orchid bark. You can also mix one-fourth of perlite or pumice into 75% potting soil. 

philodendron majestic mini trivia info

Temperature and Humidity

When it comes to humidity, your Philodendron Majestic will do best with 60 to 70%. You can mist the plant leaves regularly during the dryer months to keep the humidity optimal for the plant’s health.

The temperature is best around 18°C to 30°C or 64-86°F.

The Philodendron Majestic is a tropical plant that likes it hot and humid, but it can survive in as low as 55 degrees Fahrenheit and as hot as 90 degrees or hotter.

However, a single frost could be the end of your plant, so make sure to keep it indoors at all times if you live in cooler regions. 

Common Problems for Philodendron Majestic

a mealybug crawling on a plant stem

There are some common problems that you want to prepare for and be aware of so that you can keep your plant vivis, thriving, and healthy.

Things like pests and yellowing leaves are the most common problems, but you may also have issues with vibrant colors becoming more subdued and pale.

Let’s look at each of these common issues and what you can do about them. 


Philodendron Majesty can attract pests and diseases that can cause harm to the plant and other plants that you may be keeping and growing nearby. It is important to know how to recognize and treat these problems when they arise. 

Spider Mites

For spider mites that infect the plant, they will be found on the axils around the borders and edges of the leaves. This can change the color of leaves and make them develop tiny spots. Neem oil works well to treat plants with spider mites, but you can also use insecticidal soap. 


Thrips can get into the plant and kill it. When a plant stops growing well or begins to shed its leaves, this could be the cause.

Ladybugs can help you get rid of thrips, but that is not always a viable possibility. However, you can also use neem oil to eliminate thrips from your lovely houseplant. 


During warmer months, you may notice a cotton-looking material on the leaves or stems. This can cause issues like curling leaves or yellowing plant matter. Use rubbing alcohol to clean the plant using a Q-Tip. 


Aphids are annoying and will reproduce quickly, creating a massive problem for your Philodendron Majestic. Use a spray with cold water to dislodge the aphids from the plant or dust the plant with flour or horticultural oil. 


Philodendrons of all varieties can grow rapidly and make it hard to control, especially if you don’t know what to do.

The best time to trim the plant is during the Spring or Fall.

Cut off the longest and oldest stems first. You can also remove stems that look unhealthy, like those with dead or yellow leaves, and remove all stems that are attached to dying leaves.

Note: Use a sterilized pruning shear to cut where the stem meets the main portion of the plant or at soil level. 

With too much overgrowth, you will have to repot the plant.

Choose a pot that is about two inches larger than the current one. It is best to transplant Philodendron Majestic during the late Winter or Spring. 

Wilting Leaves

Wilting leaves are often caused by rot within the root system or stem and vein system. This is caused by excessive water and moisture content.

When this begins to happen, you want to drain the water as soon as possible. Then, keep it draining as you water it over the next few days. If necessary you may also want to replace the soil. 

Yellow Leaves

Yellow leaves are often caused by too much sunlight, but can also be caused by poor humidity or improper watering.

Make sure that you do not have the plant within direct sunlight first, then ensure that the watering schedule is sufficient. If that doesn’t solve the problem, address the humidity, most likely by spraying moisture onto the leaves daily. 

Pale Leaves

If the leaves of your Philodendron Majestic start to get pale and lose their vibrant color, then the most likely cause is insufficient food and mineral content in the soil.

When this happens, you will want to replace the soil with new healthy soil that will supply the right amount of nutrients to your plant. 

Final Thoughts on Philodendron Majestic

big leaves of philodendron majestic

A Philodendron Majestic is a wonderful houseplant for beginners and experts alike. It is not too hard to care for and the problems that do arise are usually quite easy to address. However, it is also very attractive and wonderfully vivid to bring life and beauty into your home.

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