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 verrocosum 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 verrocosum. The only difference is the leaves seem to curl downwards, whereas the standard verrocosum 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 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 […]