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Re: [aroid-l] New cultivated Philodendron.

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] New cultivated Philodendron.
  • From: "Deni Bown" deni@yaxhampark.co.uk
  • Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2003 10:50:31 -0000
  • Importance: Normal

Many thanks Julius for the info on new ornamental aroids. While on this
subject, I recently bought a very handsome specimen trained on a moss pole,
produced in the Netherlands and labelled Philodendron 'Cobra'. It has very
glossy, white-speckled, entire leaves, narrowly ovate, about 5-6 inches
long, with rounded, not pointed tips, winged petioles. The internodes are
short, so the foliage is nicely compact. I have never seen it before - but
then we probably have a smaller range of aroids sold as houseplants in
Europe that you do in the States. Any ideas of 'Cobra's origins? Before I
read the label I thought from a distance it looked like Monstera lechleriana
but with much narrower leaves. It's certainly one of the best-looking vining
aroids I have seen for a long time.

I also recently bought a vining Philodendron with no label - looks like P.
hederaceum (P. scandens) but has a yellowish band down each midrib. Does
anyone know the name of this cv?

Deni Bown

-----Original Message-----
From: aroid-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu
[mailto:aroid-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu]On Behalf Of Julius Boos
Sent: 09 January 2003 00:50
To: aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu
Subject: Re: [aroid-l] New cultivated Philodendron.

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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