Dear Steve, LariAnn, and All,
Steve I second your admirations for this
LariAnn, congratulations on your win. This
plant is a
winner even without an award.
Yes, all of LariAnn's work is a labor of
love. The kind of
passion that spreads enthusiasm and admiration of
beloved aroids of ours!
Thanks for posting the beautiful portrait
Steve. I'm with
you - this one is on my list!
In a message dated 9/27/2009 11:54:21 A.M. Central Daylight Time,
Those of you that often read by rantings on
this or other forums must know by now I prefer true Philodendron
species over hybrids varieties. This one breaks my rule!
LariAnn Garner's Philodendron 'Maharalika' which is a second generation (F2)
hybrid between P. bipinnatifidum x P. stenolobum. I found this
to be one of the most stunning plants in the entire IAS show in Miami and
there were many phenomenal plants on display.
You can't tell from the
photo but this is a very large leaf blade! My guess would be four feet since I
didn't have a tape to measure the leaf.
As one of the IAS members asked
to judge the show I wanted to steal this one! I'd display this plant in
my personal collection in a heartbeat and I own very few
Congratulations LariAnn. This is an incredible work of
love! Very well grown.
If you missed the 2009 show please begin
to make your plans to attend next September. You'll come home with
plants you never knew existed! But sorry, I don't think this one is for
sale just yet.