While by no means impossible, I have reservations about that claim. "When you cross two beautiful Philodendron species - gloriosum x melanochrysum - this is what you get. squamipetiolatum that show the characteristic raised, dark contrast veins. I am also familiar with many of them in their natural haunts as well as in other collections of floral exotica, both public and private. Note the very dark upper leaf aspect and violet underleaf surfaces. Slightly susceptible to mite infestations when kept too dry, but generally trouble free. It is sturdy enough to have survived both World War collection losses in parts of Europe so has almost certainly been in continuous cultivation there for more than 130 years. Alternate trade names: Sometimes confused with several other terrestrial leaf lookalike Philodendron species from Colombia, Ecuador and Perú. cypress, redwood, red oak and teak) posts of varying length and diameters, either unadorned or that have been wrapped in unwoven geotextile fabrics, “horsehair” coir sheets or loose fiber, soft NZ tree fern fiber, or mossed. It seems not unlikely that not one, but two undescribed philodendrons are being lumped by the trade under this binomial. The subvelvety aspect of these leaves is also evident in this photograph. This lovely and compact Philodendron species has proven very difficult for most growers to keep going over the long-term. gloriosum x andreanum [ correctly melanochrysum] . Clones ‘Queen of Hearts’ on the left, and ‘Vampiro’ shown right. Mature leaf on Philodendron triumphans ined. As illustrated below with some well-cultivated P. gloriosum in Guatemala and P. cf. Emergent canopy or high undercanopy dwellers can be noticeably tolerant of fairly bright light without bleaching (>2,500 fc), and I have grown very nice-looking landscape planted P. melanochrysum outdoors in corners that received full morning sunshine (>4,000 fc). Clean culture, good quality founding stock and best practices will help limit the spread of disease. A young Philodendron giganteum x gloriosum (Hall & Dearden) in a 6”/15 cm pot in the author’s collection. Regular price $17.00 Sale price $17.00 Regular price. Depending on the hardiness of the clone, which generally correlates to a specific individual’s native elevational origin, Philodendron verrucosum can perform very to exceptionally well as a houseplant (or not). Seller: … At the other end of the scale, so-called miniature Philodendron verrucosum variously labelled as “Mini”, “Dwarf”, “Dwarf Ecuador” or “purpureum” are, in my experience, individual clones that stall for whatever reason at a small leaf size for protracted periods but will inevitably grow to normal dimensions if fed properly and moved out of terraria and into a suitable environment. Leaf, stem and spathe colors can vary considerably among different populations or individuals of the same species. Philodendron verrucosum x melanochrysum #1. lupinum in the author’s collection. This particular clone was acquired from a U.S. private collector in the mid 2000s, reportedly from a northern Ecuador Pacific versant accession. $76.00. The most attractive features of these plants are their large (to 24”/60 cm) heavily pleated, subglossy to (barely) subvelvety and near orbicular leaves with very densely scaled petioles that appear almost shaggy when viewed up close. Despite most reports originating from middle to high elevation cloud forest ecosystems (4,200 to 8,000’/1,300-2,450 masl), the ease with which cultivated plants grow in warm greenhouses suggests that at least some are being sourced at the lower elevational limits of this species between 2,400 and 3,250’/750 and 1,000 masl. Lamar 2020 scanned from a print film snapshot. While sometimes reported as a terrestrial, unlike P. furcatum this species is also short-hemiepiphytic. Hybrids: None. Some individual plants have very showy, almost metallic blue gray upper leaf surfaces. This cross combines 2 of the velvet species,one a "black velvet", P.melanochrysum 264938877570 Anecdotal reports indicate that U.S., EU and Thai private collections are – thus far - proving a graveyard for this spectacular but extremely delicate west Colombian endemic. “Philodendron triumphans, shown by M. De Smet-Duvivier, is like P. Carderi, differing mainly in being a stronger grower, with leaves twice as large. Philodendron Laciniatum Totem Plant in 2x2x7″ Pot. Largely endemic to central to southern Ecuador, mostly middle to upper elevations between 2,600 and 6,300’/800 and 1,950 masl but also reported from extreme northeastern Perú in Bagua Province. Certain Costa Rican and Panamanian sites can harbor very imposing individual plants with exceptionally large and colorful leaves to ~30”/75 cm long. Image: ©F. Authors’ image. Juvenile foliage of Philodendron brandtianum, a commonly cultivated splash-leaf philodendron that can resemble immature P. sodiroi. Above, front and back of a fairly recent acquisition from a commercial exporter source, purportedly originating from southeastern Ecuador, that closely resembles the descriptions of plants that have been collected on the Ecuador-Peruvian border in and adjacent to the Cordillera del Cóndor. Dewey was a very knowledgeable albeit opinionated, cantankerous and often difficult individual who was definitely not everyone’s cup of tea. Muller 2020. This preliminary, placeholder identification is a reflection of the relative lack of knowledge of regional philodendron distribution and diversity four decades ago, but nonetheless evidences the great superficial similarity between P. glanduliferum and two Peruvian philodendrons that are not closely related to it. Alternate trade names: Commonly mistaken by export nurseries for a variety of somewhat similar-looking Philodendron and even Anthurium (!!) Sale Sold out. Admittedly, some hybrid origin caladiums and aglaonemas will give them a run for their money foliage color-wise but lack size, colorful inflorescences and native panache. I am surprised that this lovely aroid species has not been hybridized more. “Chocó Red” plants I have grown or seen lack “hairs” on their petioles at all stages of life. Individual plants may be slightly to moderately susceptible to mite infestations if kept too dry. squamipetiolatum said to be of northern Ecuador origin in the author’s collection. It differs in several aspects from the Peruvian Amazon plants now in broad cultivation outside of Brazil. I have recently seen some U.S. growers modify 3”/7.5 cm rigid PVC pipes that that they wrapped with coco fiber as well. It’s hardy and thrives on regular Philodendron care. in prep.” = unpublished species/manuscript in preparation or “in press” = publication expected very soon. (as “P. I still consider many of his hand-picked, distinctive clonal selections to represent some of the most outstanding examples of those particular tropical aroid species I have seen. Philodendron Lupinum Corrugated Leaf Plant in 2x2x7″ Pot. Author’s image. Philodendron Ring of Fire. Sale Sold out. The Philodendron genus contains some of the most beautiful foliage plants in the plant kingdom. Depending on final use for the plant or cutting, I will either grow it on in sphagnum or move to a standard conifer bark-based mix once the plant or cutting has a well-developed root system. (M. De Smet-Duvivier)”. Sun/shade: bright but no direct sunlight. It is strictly a creature of very wet tropical forests wherever it occurs. Philodendron cf. Petiole ornamentation is extremely variable in this species, with some seed-grown cultivated plants and wild clones having D-shaped petioles that lack wings entirely (F. Muller, per. Unsurprisingly, almost all of these invariably shrink by half whenever a dispassionate individual with a tape measure approaches. It stays tidy and doesn’t need staking, and can grow to a spectacular statement plant two feet high and wide. lupinum shown growing as a hemipiphyte in nature in Amazonian Perú. Philodendron ‘Brasil’ They’re almost all great things to grow and the most colorful forms are certainly among the most beautiful of all tropical foliage plants. Author’s image. Rather remarkably, the most attractively colored ecotypes that I am familiar with are native to middle and upper elevations at both the northern and southern extremes of its range. Above left, a mature leaf on a Philodendron fibrosum growing in the author’s collection. Shown above right, a 20”/50 cm long, very dark leafed example of the same plant type acquired from a regional exporter as a Colombia-source plant. Rufous-eyed brook frog (Duellmanohyla rufioculis) on Philodendron verrucosum, Costa Rica. As Philodendron vanninii Croat ined., first collected at the ExplorNapo Lodge at Sucusari, Maynas Province, Perú and in Amacayacu NP above Leticia, Amazonas Department, Colombia in 1991 by John Pipoly III during a regional floral survey. Despite the extreme variability evident even among seedlings from the same species’ intracrosses, there enough morphological variation among clones in cultivation to suggest that two separate taxa are being grown as Philodendron plowmanii. Anthurium Crenatum. Watering: frequent, enjoys misting Alternate trade names: Still circulates occasionally under its junior synonym, Philodendron andreanum Devansaye. Plants are still in the juvenile climbing stage. Five-foot/1.55 m leaves on this species probably belong with (most) claims of 6’/1.85 m leaves on cultivated Anthurium veitchii and A. warocqueanum. ), P. species “Choco Red” (?) was sold under this species name for decades and some growers still confuse the two. Perhaps Graf confused the conspicuous but short, blunt trichomes for hairs? A very attractive, distinctly glaucous leaf form of Philodendron sodiroi growing in a northeastern Australian mixed tropicals collection. Several populations of Philodendron verrucosum are noteworthy for exhibiting an unusual leaf color transition than is normally seen in rainforest aroids that exhibit red or violet lower (abaxial) leaf color at different stages of their lives. Between Fred Muller and me, we have observed this plant in habitat on both drainages (Pacific-Caribbean and Pacific-Amazon/Atlantic) in all of its range countries. M. Alexis Rigouts also showed a collection of moderate sized plants, but all the specimens were well grown.”, “Similar to P. Carderii, but a stronger grower, with leaves twice as large. Fortunately, Fred Muller discovered and photographed it in nature in very shady understory and forest edge of lightly disturbed lower elevation rainforests of western Colombia in 2019. Author’s image. and is often thought to be an indigenous plant by local gardeners and nursery owners in countries it is not native to. Indeed, the frequency with which it appears in nurseries and well-appointed gardens in both Costa Rica and Guatemala has led many to believe it is native to both countries. It is quite likely that there are multiple species trading under this name. We also received a Certificate of Merit for it from the Royal Botanic Society two years previous under the same name". Despite being grown very bright in this part of the greenhouse, these plants develop very velutinous upper leaf surface at all stages of life. Two additional synonyms published in the early 20th century also occasionally surface; P. discolor K. Krause and P. pilatonense Engl. Because this species is subvelvety and colorful only in youth, plants should be propagated from stem divisions and offsets on a regular basis if the grower wishes to maintain these desirable leaf traits in their specimens. Image: ©F. No other Philodendron species currently in cultivation matches the written description of P. triumphans like P. sp. In their countries of origin they are everywhere conspicuous features in homes, patios, gardens as well as in nature. The Pink Princess hybrid is a type of Philodendron plant with green and pink variegated leaves The Philodendron Pink Princess is a beautiful indoor plant with green and pink variegated leaves. And I want many more of this beauty. Muller 2020. Plant height shown is ~40”/100 cm. Image ©F. While the leaf details in the accompanying black and white illustration are very similar, inflorescence color and morphology as well as live leaf details differ substantially from the plants collected in the vicinity of Iquitos, Perú about 20-30 years ago. The most prized examples will exhibit large amounts of white or silver mottling on their upper leaf surfaces into maturity. 2 bids. species from Colombia and Ecuador. Unlike Philodendron verrucosum, this species has very short stem internodes so it can carry a dense foliage canopy even when relatively short-statured. Following the Gonçalves and Carvalho publication of P. lupinum in 2008, these two clones were assumed by all – including me - to represent that species, and have traded in ornamental horticulture as such for the past decade. I understand that the south Florida hurricanes of the mid 2000s hit his shade houses hard and sapped him of much of his enthusiasm to rebuild from wreckage and interact with friends and clients. They have been widely grown in northern Europe since the early 1800s and gained a global following over the next two centuries. Philodendrons have long been known to have fairly high calcium (Ca) and magnesium (Mg) requirements and indoor feeding regimens should take this into account (Hershey and Merritt, 1987). Certaines des feuilles plus anciennes peuvent avoir des dommages à eux, mais produit de Shows; Tours. Recently transplanted, seed-grown Philodendron plowmanii in 6”/15 cm pots on a greenhouse bench in the author’s collection. Species with pink, red or violet lower leaf surfaces need special attention paid to lighting in order to enhance and hold these colors. This and other leaf spot fungi may be treated with a variety of readily available fungicides. Phytophthora fungal infections are common in imported plants that come in with stem rot, as well as in plants grown in heavy, poor-draining substrates. The plant shown is from a site ~150 miles/240 km airline distant and ~2,300’/700 m lower than the type locality where Philodendron discolor (now P. verrucosum) was collected in 1913 (Weberbauer 6663). Author’s image. Both clones are of Peruvian Amazon origin. Famed U.S. botanist and explorer Julian Steyermark – who also had a connoisseur’s eye for beautiful Neotropical foliage plants - collected it at high elevation at Azuay, Ecuador. Hybrids: Philodendron verrucosum x sodiroi (P. ‘Majestic’ – unknown hybridizer). Because of its enormous mature leaf size (>48”/1.25 m), it is not a particularly good subject for cultivation outside of sheltered, fully tropical gardens where it will need a sizeable tree or untreated 20-30’/6.15-9.25 m pole to climb up and wrap around. (auct.) $61.00. Waterlogging the roots on these plants in a heavy, poorly aerated substrate for prolonged periods is one sure-fire way to fail with philodendrons. I found this, or an interesting visually similar species growing as a medium sized hemiepiphyte in nature in at 350’/110 masl in Amazonian Perú immediately adjacent to several mature Philodendron lupinum in a selectively logged (locally referred to as having been “canoe-paddled”), low-lying rainforest tract. now in horticulture should make this a popular collector’s item as more of the very limited cultivated material is propagated and distributed. Unit price / per . As was noted throughout this article, tetranychid (spider) and tarsonemid (broad and cyclamen) mites readily attack the leaves of many philodendron species and hybrids in cultivation when their growing area humidity is too low. That said, many do use bagged peat-based growing media (to 65-75% by volume) including commercial growers, with varying degrees of success. Smaller specimens grow fairly well as houseplants; larger individuals seem more finicky in general and probably do not. Anthurium Crenatum. Philodendron Gigantum. Like some plants in other distinctive populations across the species’ range, these plants show very sparse petiole scaling. Lowland and foothill forest origin plants appear very temperature tolerant. plowmanii in Perú, in my experience almost all the “obligately prostrate” terrestrial philodendrons will clamber up trunks and other vertical surfaces to respectable heights when faced with an obstacle. This is an adpressed-hemiephytic, very striking Upper Amazonian rainforest Philodendron species known from a handful of localities in the tri-border area. Philodendron erubescens ‘Pink Princess’) or rare hybrids (e.g. Image courtesy of: ©D. A mature Philodendron glanduliferum shown growing as a terrestrial in a foothill rainforest of northern Central America. 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