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  Philodendron imbe
From: "michael mahan" agavestar at covad.net> on 2005.02.18 at 09:41:48(12716)
Has anyone any info on this philo .i can't seem to find anything about it
anywhere .i would like to know where they come from . if anyone has one &
can give me some cultural info that would be great ..thanx Mike

From: "Tropicals" Tropicals at SolutionsAnalysis.net> on 2005.02.20 at 18:33:35(12718)
Hello Michael. We have a large variegated P imbe; what do you want to know?
We have found it prefers to be dry, especially able to rest during winter.
Spring and Summer bring strong climbing growth. The leaves are about 19 x
9". The temperatures extremes are 50 - 80dF. Although it seems to prefer a
low humidity, it does fine with up to 70" providing there is good air
circulation. No direct sun without shade cloth or other means of tint so as
not to burn the leaves. We actually put 'plastic' file folders inside the
'clear' portions of the corrugated roof and it highly increased variegation.
The more light the more white variegation. We use our typical aroid mix for
soil, which you already have. We are happy to answer any other questions
you may have.

From: "Eduardo Goncalves" edggon at hotmail.com> on 2005.02.23 at 14:17:41(12722)
Dear Michael,

Taxonomically, Philodendron imbe may prove to be a name so deeply
imbedded in confusion that this name should not be used anymore. Anyhow, at
least in Brazil, the material usually called P. imbe is a cultivar with no
origin defined that can produce a large quantity of offshoots and it never
flowers around here. It has sagittate leaves with clearer nerves and grows
so massively that can be used as a dense shrub.

Very best wishes,


From: "michael mahan" agavestar at covad.net> on 2005.02.24 at 21:28:05(12727)
Thanx for the reply but now you have me wondering just what I have ,it's a
great looking plant like I've never seen before .can anyone please check out
my photo's of it & maybe give me some feedback on what it might be ? here's
a link to my photo site http://community.webshots.com/album/281594465HAWLcb
thanx Mike Mahan
From: "Eduardo Goncalves" edggon at hotmail.com> on 2005.02.25 at 14:08:18(12731)
To me, your plant looks like P. sagittifolium, from Mexico. Not the wild
type, but a variegated form. Check on it.

Very best wishes,


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