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  philo hybrid called "Ace of Spades"
From: "Bluesea" chammer at cfl.rr.com> on 2006.08.03 at 23:22:53(14469)
Steve, I got far more good hits on
Google using 'King of Spades' than 'Ace'. I don't know which name
takes precedence, but I believe they are the same Philodendron. Not much
info out there on this plant tho, other than it's a very old
hybrid.

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From: "Bluesea" chammer at cfl.rr.com> on 2006.08.04 at 08:59:30(14471)
I've seen plants labelled 'Ace of Spades'
that I'm reasonably certain were the same as my Philo, Steve. I
would bet a small sum that one of
the parents is erubescens, but I've never
seen anything in print to back that up. Unfortunately, it seems
almost all info on these old Philo hybrids from the 50s thru the 80s is lost in
obscurity. I've tried to find something out about 'Red Princess', which
was WILDLY popular decades ago, without success. That one was in every
nursery and dept store in the country, offered in hanging and climbing forms,
and florists loved it. But it's very hard to find now. It has
been replaced, at least with florists, with 'Red Duchess', a slightly larger
plant that has lobes where 'Red Princess' does not. 'Duchess' is much
faster growing, which probably caused the demise of the slower but IMHO more
attractive 'Red Princess'.

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From: "Bluesea" chammer at cfl.rr.com> on 2006.08.04 at 10:50:45(14472)
That 2nd plant is an unidentified Anth
from Alberts and Merkel, which I sent pics of before. If you haven't got
those anymore, I can send again.
This was the largest of 2 small offsets at the bottom of the plant, wish it
coulda been bigger. Gotta leave the
house right now, I'll take some pics and forward later.
Russ

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From: "Steve Lucas Exotic Rainforest" steve at exoticrainforest.com> on 2006.08.16 at 16:58:04(14521)
What does anyone know about an older philo hybrid called
"Ace of Spades"?

Steve Lucas

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From: "Steve Lucas Exotic Rainforest" steve at exoticrainforest.com> on 2006.08.17 at 08:05:47(14525)
Thanks Russ. So far I've learned as the name Ace of
Spades it came into existence in the '70s or '80s. I'm unsure if both
names are the same plant. I'd love to find out what the parent species
were.

Thanks,

Steve Lucas

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From: "Steve Lucas Exotic Rainforest" steve at exoticrainforest.com> on 2006.08.17 at 12:28:19(14527)
Thanks! This one may be tougher than tracking down
plants that actually have names!!

Steve

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