Awhile back I received a lot of responses about my trying to rescue a
cutting that was very distressed, but despite my best efforts, it didn't
make it. I would like to locate a plant to replace it. I am not
a botanist, so please excuse my clumsy description. When I bought it
back in the sixties, it was called a blushing philodendron. Here are
some of its characteristics:
standard heart shaped leaves a little smaller and narrower than
those of common plants seen in garden stores
a grainy microbeaded upper surface that gives the leaves a sort of
matte satin appearance
bronzy color of newer foliage and growing tips
relatively slow growing, especially compared to my "standard" philo,
which is rampant.
I would really appreciate any feedback about this plant, especially
whether it is available anywhere. I'm not an aroid collector, this is
just one of my top favorite plants and I would love to have one again.