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Re: [aroid-l] New cultivated Philodendron.

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] New cultivated Philodendron.
  • From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo@msn.com
  • Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2003 19:50:01 -0500

Dear Friends,

In the December 2002, Vol. 11, No. 12 issue of "Ornamental Outlook Mag'.
there is a note on pg. 40,  an announcement  by Twyford Plant Labs on three
new 'ornamental' Aroid selections.---- " 'Showboat' is Twyford's latest
philodendron since its predecessor 'Xanadu'.   With its larger, more deeply
lobed leaves and slightly larger growth habit, 'Showboat' is making an
impact in the interiorscape and foliage markets'.
[The other two aroids are 'Double Take', a short-statured Spathiphyllum for
us in smaller containers, and 'Tropic Fire', a Hawaii-bred Anthurium hybrid
somewhat like 'Lady Jane', but w/ radiant red spathes and a yellow spadix,
and is reportidly resistant to bacterial blight.]
There are color photos of these three plants, and Philo. 'Showboat' looks to
me like an aduly, older plant of P. 'Xanadu' that one sees in a garden that
is several years old.   .If anyone has or can get information from Twyford
labs about the origin of the new Philodendron 'Showboat', is it another
'find' from somewhere beside Australia, or is it just an 'outtake' on
Xanadu, perhaps selected because of the slight differences seen from the
millions of tissue cultured plants of Xanadu??    Any information from
anyone with a contact at Twyford`s will be greatly appreciated.

Julius Boos.

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