Re: Philodendron polypodioides


Dear Christian:  Continue to monitor this plant.  The fact that I have
never seen this thing in flower is what makes me suspicious that it is
just a juvenile or preadult form of P. pedatum, but I honestly can't say
for sure.  If it ever does flower for you please photograph it.  
	Tom 

> 
> >Christian:  I think that P. polypodioides is just an abberant P.
> >pedatum.  The latter is a highly variable species.  I wonder if this
> >"form" has some inherant genetic problem and that this could be the
> >reason why it grows so slowly. 
> >
> >	Tom Croat
> 
> I've been very slow to answer this one. Please excuse me.
> Actually the plant grew very well last year and I gave rooted cuttings away.
> Only since July is it at a stand still. Still nicely green, but waiting for
> something that obviously was not Summer, Fall or Winter. Let's hope it will
> be Spring. Or maybe it is behaving like it should in strong light, waiting
> for blooming season, if I am authorized a sweet dream.
> Never seen the inflorescence. The whole plant is much smaller than the P.
> pedatum I collected in French Guiana too. I would say 3-4 time skinnier and
> more elegant, nearly delicate with leaf-lobes 3-5 mm wide.
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