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Re: Source for Philodendrons

  • Subject: Re: Source for Philodendrons
  • From: Carol Ann Bonner <cadastra@mindspring.com>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2001 10:37:30 -0500 (CDT)

Hi, Russ,
	How nice of you to remember and reply!  I've had a couple of posts to the
lists that I wondered if anyone got (although the one to which you refer
wasn't  one of them.)  
	Yes, I was aware that many - I don't know about all - philodendrons and
synogniums have different adult leaves than juvenile leaves.  I helped my
mother plant her household pothos in the ground after they moved to
Leesburg and it shot up about 15 feet with leaves probably a foot across,
but, of course, not dissected.  What I don't know is how much Syngonium
leaves change and whether the strongly tripartite ones I've seen in
pictures are characteristic of certain species or are just more mature.  A
friend here just gave me a white-variegated form of S. podophyllum on
Saturday.  What I'd really like is one of the philodendrons that climbs and
develops highly dissected leaves.  It has to climb since I have much more
vertical space than horizontal!  I'm afraid my greenhouse is afflicted with
the all-too-common disease of tripled-in-size/quadrupled-in-content.  Most
of the aroids I have are small and not-so-rare, but I have a lot of other
plants I could trade.  Any other plant families you're interested in?   

BTW, where in central Florida are you?

Carol Ann
have At 03:23 PM 8/11/01 -0500, you wrote:
>Hello Carol Ann.  Russ in central Fla here, member of the Aroid Society
>discussion group.  I had your email
>from the end of May still saved on my computer, and wondered if you had any
>luck in obtaining the
>Syngonium you wanted.  I assume the 'highly dissected' form you requested
>would simply be a fully mature tip cutting.  You probably already know this:
>After climbing a tree or post to maturity, leaves go from small and
>entire, to larger and dissected 3, 5, 7, 9 lobes.  If the tip becomes
>disengaged from the surface it will start to go back to the immature, entire
>leaf form with much more distance between nodes; a 'runner' if you will,
>until it
>finds another surface to climb.  Philodendrons change form when they climb
>also, some develop huge leaves, also the common yellow variegated 'Pothos'.
>At any rate, I can send you any number of this form of S. podophyllum.  I
>grows like a weed on my mother's lattice privacy fence in Cocoa Beach, and
>can be quite
>invasive here.  I have a large collection of rare Aroids, mostly
>Philodendron, Syngonium, Monstera, Alocasia, Aglaonema, etc.  I think the
>white variegated form of S. podophyllum would be more decorative for
>your greenhouse, and it will become dissected also, but in a much smaller
>form that the all green type, which
>can get leaves a foot or more across.  I could send this in immature form
>also, or others if you're interested.
>Good growing,

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