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  Growth habit of Philodendron davidsonii
From: EGoldfluss at aol.com on 2007.06.23 at 23:49:38(15844)
My davidsonii has been creeping along quite nicely. It is about to
outgrow a 20" pot and I've heard it will climb if given something to do it
on. The question is would it prefer to climb?
EdSee what's free at AOL.com.
From: "ExoticRainforest" <Steve at ExoticRainforest.com> on 2007.06.25 at 16:22:39(15857)

On page 428 of Dr. Croat's Annal's of the Missouri Botanical
Garden, volume 84, #3 Tom writes it is a epiphytic climber that occurs high
in the canopy. I'd say it prefers to climb!

Steve Lucas

From: "Tom Croat" <Thomas.Croat at mobot.org> on 2007.06.25 at 16:52:37(15858)

It is actually a true
epiphyte, often high up in trees.


From: EGoldfluss at aol.com on 2007.06.25 at 17:07:38(15859)
I'm off tomorrow. I guess I'll be building a totem.
Many thanks.
EdSee what's free at AOL.com.
From: EGoldfluss at aol.com on 2007.06.25 at 18:11:56(15860)
Many thanks-
EdSee what's free at AOL.com.
From: "Patricia Frank" <tricia_frank at hotmail.com> on 2007.06.25 at 19:13:32(15862)
You'll need more than a totem, a tree would be better. Leaves can be about 2 to 3 feet with a 3 inch stem. At least in Miami,Fl.

From: "Denis Rotolante" <denis at skg.com> on 2007.06.26 at 07:21:50(15870)
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It will climb quite well, but as to whether
it prefers to climb or crawl accross the ground I can not tell you. I took a
piece of mine and placed it against the trunk of a medium sized live oak tree (1
foot diameter). It enveloped the trunk of the tree making numerous divisions of
itself up to about 6 feet off the ground. I do not know if it is still going
strong as I sold that house and downsized to a smaller home 3 years


From: EGoldfluss at aol.com on 2007.06.26 at 07:28:04(15871)
The stem is now 2 inches and the leaves are about 2 feet. I grow on and
about my window sills so a tree won't do I can't get it into the bathtub to
water. I've been successful with hardware cloth and sphagnum
totems ranging from 3-4 inches in diameter and supported by plastic
coated metal stakes. Every few years I tip the big philos and start

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