This rare Philodendron is from Ecuador, and has just made its way into cultivation. I have not seen it offered for sale in the US. It is a smaller, more purple verrocosum, staying a similar size (so far) to the dwarf type offered, with 4-5″ leaves. I cannot say for certain that it would not get larger with time, but in the three years I have had it, it has only produced about 8 leaves, and they are all 4″ […]
This nicely ribbed Philodendron is from Ecuador and stays small, and grows somewhat slowly. It does wonderfully growing up a totem or background (as pictured here). The stem and petioles stay a bright red even in lower light.
This is a dwarf cultivar of verrucosum from Ecuaflora. In my care, leaves have only gotten about 4-5″, but I’ve only been growing it about a year so cannot say for certain that it would not get slightly larger. Other than the small size, it seems to be almost visually identical to the new growth of a standard Philodendron verrucosum. The only difference is the leaves seem to curl downwards, whereas the standard verruicosum the leaf edges are erect, or […]
This Philodendron resembles the ‘Condor’ Philodendron, although unfortunately this one didn’t come with locality information. It is a true miniature, only getting as large as you see in this photo (leaves around 3″). The petioles are a light pink, while the main stem is green. Leaves have a red tint to them and are much redder if grown in bright light. It is a slow grower, only putting out a few new leaves every 4-6 months. Albeit slow, it doesn’t […]
This is an incredibly special plant discovered by Joep Moonen. It was found on the banks of the Matroni River in French Guiana in 1991. When it was first sighted, it looked so malformed Joep Moonen thought it had been damaged by insects. Upon returning later, he realized this plant was growing on an ants nest. He collected it and towed it behind the boat until the thousands of ants eventually dropped off. Only two specimens were ever found in the […]
This unidentified Philodendron is from the garden of Burle Marx in Brazil. It is an exceptionally patterned Philodendron with blue-emerald venation. In a terrarium the leaves grow to 1-4″, but it can get larger grown outside a terrarium. The leaves on my plants have only ever reached about 2″. It is very slow growing, and tends to find a dark corner where it can ramble. It likes to grow up a piece of wood or background. It does not seem […]