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  Source for Philodendrons
From: Carol Ann Bonner cadastra at mindspring.com> on 2001.06.01 at 03:33:46(6661)
Although I haven't seen them discussed here recently, unless I am sadly
mistaken, Philodendron is still a genus within the Aroid family (unlike
Acorus which is listed in my copy of the Exotic Plant Manual but had been
disowned by time of the D. Brown book.) I'm interested in obtaining one of
the highly dissected Philodendrons and maybe one of the more dissected (or
would that be trisected?) Syngoniums for my new greenhouse addition. I
checked a lot of the links on the IAS website, but I didn't find a source.
Any suggestions? Private replies are welcome in case someone doesn't want
to show public favoritism to one vendor over another.

Carol Ann

From: "Road Runner" chammer at cfl.rr.com> on 2001.08.11 at 20:23:56(7229)
Hello Carol Ann. Russ in central Fla here, member of the Aroid Society
discussion group. I had your email
from the end of May still saved on my computer, and wondered if you had any
luck in obtaining the
Syngonium you wanted. I assume the 'highly dissected' form you requested
would simply be a fully mature tip cutting. You probably already know this:
After climbing a tree or post to maturity, leaves go from small and
entire, to larger and dissected 3, 5, 7, 9 lobes. If the tip becomes
disengaged from the surface it will start to go back to the immature, entire
leaf form with much more distance between nodes; a 'runner' if you will,
until it
From: Carol Ann Bonner cadastra at mindspring.com> on 2001.08.13 at 15:37:30(7235)
Hi, Russ,
How nice of you to remember and reply! I've had a couple of posts to the
lists that I wondered if anyone got (although the one to which you refer
wasn't one of them.)
Yes, I was aware that many - I don't know about all - philodendrons and
synogniums have different adult leaves than juvenile leaves. I helped my
mother plant her household pothos in the ground after they moved to
Leesburg and it shot up about 15 feet with leaves probably a foot across,
but, of course, not dissected. What I don't know is how much Syngonium
leaves change and whether the strongly tripartite ones I've seen in
pictures are characteristic of certain species or are just more mature. A
friend here just gave me a white-variegated form of S. podophyllum on
Saturday. What I'd really like is one of the philodendrons that climbs and
develops highly dissected leaves. It has to climb since I have much more
vertical space than horizontal! I'm afraid my greenhouse is afflicted with
the all-too-common disease of tripled-in-size/quadrupled-in-content. Most
of the aroids I have are small and not-so-rare, but I have a lot of other
plants I could trade. Any other plant families you're interested in?

BTW, where in central Florida are you?

Carol Ann

From: "Road Runner" chammer at cfl.rr.com> on 2001.08.13 at 20:13:03(7236)
Hello Carol Ann.
To my knowledge, there are no Syngoniums that start out life with leaves
dissected more than 2 lobes. Like Philodendrons, climbing to maturity
causes it. Your white-variegated Syngonium (that's the podophyllum
variegata I mentioned before) will dissect and is very pretty in that form.
Those I've seen have not had larger
leaves than in the entire form, but they've only been on short bark poles.
I have Epipremnum pinnatum
in a very small 'runner' type form, and it will develop the highly dissected
leaves you mention, but leaves may
get larger than you want at several feet. It is also very fast. I would be
happy to send you a selection of
6 to 8 vining type Philodendrons, all rare to anyone but collectors, for you
to try.

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