Philodendron Gabby

Philodendron Gabby

The Philodendron hederaceum Gabby, also known as the Gabby Philodendron, Philodendron Gabby, Gabby Port, and Gabriella plant, is a tropical species with a unique variegated leaf pattern, where each leaf is distinct and some may not exhibit variegation at all. This hybrid plant, a derivative of the Philodendron Brasil, emerged from an error in chromosome replication of the mother plant. Displaying a striking contrast of cream, white, and green hues, it thrives in shaded environments and must avoid full sun exposure. However, it's important to note that due to its high propensity for white variegation, the all-white leaves might wither over time. When purchasing this plant, be aware that it's a sport variety, meaning each specimen will vary in appearance, but will generally match the size and variegation level depicted in photographs.


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Plant Name: Philodendron hederaceum Gabby

Other Name: Gabby Philodendron, Philodendron Gabby, Gabriella Plants

Plant Type: Tropical Climbing Plant

Light Requirement: Bright Indirect Light

Watering: Water when the top inch of soil dry

Fertilizer: Slow Release

Toxicity: Toxic to Pets and Humans

Temperature: 55°F-90°F

Growth: 4-6 inches tall

Soil Type: Orchid Bark, Peat Moss Pole, or Cactus Mix

Caring For

Philodendron Gabby 

Philodendrons require attentive care and are particular about their light and temperature conditions. While they can be grown outdoors, it's essential to place them in shaded areas. For these plants to flourish, careful consideration must be given to their light exposure, temperature requirements, and proper pruning techniques.


The Philodendron Gabby thrives in well-draining, organic-rich soil, ideally a blend of orchid bark, coconut coir, or peat moss with perlite, and prefers a neutral to acidic pH. It should be placed near an east or west-facing window for optimal bright, indirect light, while being cautious of both direct sunlight and low-light conditions to prevent damage to its leaves or leggy growth. Watering should be moderate, allowing the soil to dry out about 40% between sessions, with adjustments for more frequent watering during the growing season and less in winter. The plant favors warm temperatures between 70°F to 80°F and enjoys humidity levels of 50% to 60%, which might necessitate the use of a humidifier or pebble tray in drier environments. For nutrition, a slow-release fertilizer or periodic feedings with diluted liquid fertilizer or organic alternatives like fish emulsion or compost is recommended to support healthy growth.

Philodendron Gabby Care Detail

Light Requirements:

For light, an east or west-facing window in a Canadian home is perfect, offering bright indirect light without excessive exposure. It's advisable to keep the Gabby about six feet away from the window to avoid leaf scorch from direct sunlight, while also preventing it from becoming leggy in low light as it reaches for more illumination.

Temperature Requirements:

The ideal temperature range for Gabby is between 70°F to 80°F, typical of Canadian indoor environments. It's crucial to protect the plant from cold drafts and direct heat sources. Humidity levels should be maintained between 50% to 60%. In drier Canadian regions, using a humidifier or a pebble tray with water can help achieve this.

Watering Requirements:

When it comes to watering, Philodendron Gabby tolerates mildly dry soil. In Canada, where indoor heating can affect soil moisture, let the soil dry out about 40% between waterings. Check the top two inches of soil; if dry, it's time to water. This plant might need more water during the growing season, and less in the winter. Using filtered or rainwater is beneficial.

Soil Requirements:

In the Canadian climate, the Philodendron Gabby requires soil that is well-draining yet rich in organic matter. A mix including orchid bark, coconut coir, or peat moss with perlite is ideal, providing the necessary aeration, moisture retention, and nutrition. The soil should have a neutral to acidic pH level, often found in commercial potting mixes.

Fertilizing Requirements:

Finally, for fertilizing, a slow-release fertilizer that works over six months is recommended, especially during the Canadian growing season from spring to summer. Alternatively, three spaced feedings using diluted liquid fertilizer, fish emulsion, manure, compost, or worm castings can promote healthy growth.


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